Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Author Kevin Kwan goes to Google to read from his novel Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians based on the book by Kevin Kwan is on our list of #book2movie titles coming out this year. The film is set for release this summer on August  17th and stars Constance Wu and Harry Golding. You can see the actors who play lovebirds Rachel and Nick chat about the movie below. 

Henry Golding & Constance Wu star in Crazy Rich Asians

But before you tune them in, I thought you might like to come along with me to the Google ‘campus’ where Kevin Kwan reads from his novel and talks about the book, and its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend.

Boy, it sure is getting easier and easier for us introverts to stay home!

Anyway, here we go ... 

Did you read the book? I’ve read the first couple of chapters which felt a bit too frantic, maybe too modern, for me. I like all the inside stuff though, the Asian slang and point of view. I’ll give it another couple of chapters to kick in, especially as I had an uncle who left England for Malaysia back in the 1960's. He ended up marrying a Chinese girl and staying in Singapore for the rest of his life.

How about you? Have you read Crazy Rich Asians? Do you think Hollywood can capture the essence of Kwan’s book?

I’m all ears.

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