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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Crazy Rich Asians

If there's one book that'll blow any preconceptions away, it'll be


by Kevin Kwan. But be warned: before reading this, you must suspend your disbelief as you hurl yourself into this speedy glimpse into an ultra-luxurious world where 'Beyond 5-Star' hotels exist. I've only read the first three chapters but already feel that it comes across as being more authentic and more current than other contemporaneous English-language novels or media that depict China, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Chinese people. And it's funny, too!

Now, given what happened with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Cloud Atlas, how will Hollywood deal with the cast and setting of any film based on this book?