Book: Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Guest Reviewer's Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I have yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” The book flew under my radar a few years ago when it came out. It didn’t seem like my thing. But after watching the movie, I’m so glad I picked up the book. Because as is usually the case, the book was better!
In the movie you feel like the story is all about Rachel and Nick. In the book, the focus shifts to various characters (Astrid, Eddie, etc.) so you get a more thorough view. You also get a lot more context surrounding Rachel’s family which becomes a focal point in the second book. There’s more continuing plot points from book one into book two whereas the movie wrapped everything up.
My favorite part of the book is the footnotes. Yep... the footnotes. Some of the notes are written for cultural context and others are written as if we’re reading a biography of real people. It was an added dose of humor and I don’t think I’ve read fiction with footnotes before. If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book! If you haven’t watched or read either, let’s change that!"
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