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Kevin Kwan (1) (1974–)

Autore di Asiatici ricchi da pazzi

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Kevin Kwan was born in Singapore He attended the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he graduated with a BA in Media Studies, after which he moved to Manhattan to attend Parsons School of Design in order to pursue a BFA in Photography. In New York, Kwan worked for Andy Warhol's Interview mostra altro Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and Tibor Kalman's design firm M&Co. He soon became a novelist and is widely known for his satirical novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. In 2018, Kwan made Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Kevin Kwan

Asiatici ricchi da pazzi (2013) 5,723 copie, 228 recensioni
China Rich Girlfriend (2015) 2,525 copie, 98 recensioni
Rich People Problems (2017) 2,115 copie, 75 recensioni
Sex and Vanity (2020) 728 copie, 29 recensioni
Lies and Weddings (2024) 161 copie, 8 recensioni
Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy (2018) 106 copie, 1 recensione
Luck: The Essential Guide (2008) 28 copie, 4 recensioni

Opere correlate

Crazy Rich Asians [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 255 copie, 3 recensioni

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2015 (23) 2017 (23) 2018 (83) 2019 (68) 2020 (48) Adulto (37) Asia (122) Asians (25) asiatico (23) Audiolibro (67) Biblioteca (41) Chick lit (118) Cina (151) Commedia (27) contemporaneo (96) Crazy Rich Asians (34) da leggere (718) EBook (92) Famiglia (114) Goodreads (37) Hong Kong (46) kindle (104) letto (88) letto nel 2018 (46) Narrativa (779) narrativa contemporanea (78) non letto (23) posseduto (39) read in 2019 (47) Ricchezza (125) ricco (26) rich people (38) Romanzo (43) Romanzo (256) Satira (28) Serie (84) Singapore (285) Trilogia (25) Umorismo (134) XXI secolo (30)

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2024 read. I really enjoyed the trilogy of Crazy Rich Asians (especially the first book) when I read those a few years back. With this book, between the excess life styles, over the top supporting characters, and plethora of footnotes, I found it a struggle to keep going. Thought about not finishing, but kept slogging through, because the other book I'm reading (and also put aside) uses irritating footnotes, too. Maybe I'm just grumpy. Still in COVID recovery mode. A point in the book’s favor, though, is I learned about the Prada Marfa art display in the middle of nowhere in Texas.… (altro)
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bookczuk | 7 altre recensioni | Jul 4, 2024 |
Read Crazy Rich Asians because it was being made into a movie. Read China Rich Girlfriend because I had to find out what happened after Crazy Rich Asians. Read Rich People Problems because this series has become a bizarre guilty pleasure between other reads.
 
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Flowercreek | 74 altre recensioni | Jun 24, 2024 |
A Kevin Kwan novel is a recipe for a guaranteed good time, full of decadence, gossip and wealth. Lies and Weddings sees him take on a fabulously wealthy titled English-Asian family and their complex world that sits on the verge of bankruptcy.

The Greshams have a fabulous ancestral house in the English countryside, made all the more glamourous by the interior decorating by the Countess Arabella, a former model from Hong Kong. Arabella is a social climber, and she wants nothing more than the richest and best for her three children. Augusta is towing the line by marrying royalty but heir Rufus is stubborn in her eyes, living in Hawaii as an artist and his best friend being a (relatively) poor doctor, Eden. But then things take a turn for the worse for the Greshams when both the wedding of Augusta and Arabella’s latest report are damaged by a hot mic and river of lava. The Greshams have lost face and Rufus needs to marry someone crazily rich. Scheming mothers and aunts send Rufus around the world to find suitable love interests (although being hijacked by private jet has never seemed so fun). Meanwhile, Eden and her oncologist father get caught up with separately wealthy families, one who wants to ruin the Greshams forever.

As always, the novel is over the top fun and satire. Arabella is the perfect matriarch, exerting a multitude of (often fake) emotions and scheming to get what she wants. There are also the frugally rich who prefer to shop at Accessorize for their jewels and eat at muffin chains over the Ritz. Catching a private jet is seen as perfectly ordinary and deals are in the millions. I do also really enjoy Kwan’s footnotes which add a joking insider’s view to the whole novel. In between the caricatures of characters, real ones sit such as Rufus, Eden and her father. They haven’t lost sight of the real world and what it’s like to not eat at 5-star restaurants constantly. Eden in particular gives a fish out of water perspective of the novel as well as acting as a target for Arabella’s wrath.

The plot is Lies and Weddings just doesn’t stop. There’s a mystery, a couple of lavish weddings and a ton of lies as nearly everyone has their own agenda. Still, it’s easy to follow and a juicy story that is enjoyable to the very end. Very satisfying and very enjoyable. Will it be a literary classic in a century? Unlikely, but you won’t regret the entertainment value of this novel.

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birdsam0610 | 7 altre recensioni | Jun 22, 2024 |
I really enjoyed the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy and was looking forward to this novel by Kevin Kwan. I figured out what was going to happen about 3/4 in but did enjoy visiting the world of the extremely wealthy again. It had similar energy to the other novels but I found some of the main characters unbelievable in there response to situations, especially Eden's forgiveness of Arabella. She was absolutely cruel to Eden and there were no repercussions.
 
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andsoitgoes | 7 altre recensioni | Jun 21, 2024 |

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11,417
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ISBN
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