Crazy Rich Asians Series by Kevin Kwan
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Crazy Rich Asians is a satirical romantic comedy novel by Kevin Kwan. Kwan stated that his intention in writing the novel was to "introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience". A film adaptation of the novel was released on August 15, The novel begins with a quote from the 14th-century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta : . The story revolves around the grand wedding of Singapore's most eligible bachelor, Colin Khoo, and a fashion icon, Araminta Lee, which everyone calls the wedding of the year.
Last week, during a much-needed, hour trip to the beach, I pulled out a book I'd been saving for just such an occasion: Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians , the blockbuster of a book whose film adaptation is set to hit screens any day. And as I opened to the first page and took a cleansing, I-can't-wait-to-read-about-the-seedy-social-underbelly-of-the-fantastically-wealthy, I noticed Crazy Rich Asians' distinctive cover peeking out from the umbrella next to me. It seems like everyone is speeding through Kevin Kwans' debut novel these days. And what are we supposed to do when it's over?! Well, here are books to read if you loved Crazy Rich Asians. First published in , Crazy Rich Asians is actually the first of a trilogy revolving around the hyper-wealthy families of Singapore China Rich Girlfriend is the second in the series, and Rich People Problems is the third. Kwan himself identifies as Singaporean rather than Chinese , and comes from an incredibly long line of "establishment families," reaching back to the s.
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It was such a success, in fact, that a sequel was announced soon after the film came out. Now it's being reported that there might be even more to look forward to. According to Deadline, producer Nina Jacobson teased a third movie, based on Kwan's third book in the franchise, Rich People Problems —and that it could be filmed back-to-back with the Crazy Rich Asians sequel. If you're hungry for the details and we definitely are , read on for everything we know about the upcoming movies. Right now, little has been confirmed, but we'll continue to update this story as details emerge. Let's dive in, shall we?