Thank goodness that's over with.
If you're into constant boasting, bragging, brand-dropping, and base drama, you will love this story. If you like flat characters and forced plot, you'll dig this novel. If you prefer when an author tells instead of shows, this is the perfect book for you!
At first, I really liked Crazy Rich Asians for its mindless fluffiness. I found it jovial, light, a nice break from what I usually enjoy. Once I realized (around 30% in) that every character is identical and that the majority of the text was wordy descriptions of couture clothing and lavish locales, I got bored. And okay, yeah, this vicarious shopping spree is a huge selling point of the story. I know that. But I couldn't care less about these stuck-up rich people and their petty whining.
Furthermore, this story is majorly predictable. I rarely read this genre and I could usually predict what would happen next. After reading half of this book, picking it up again began to feel like a chore.
I leave my review at two stars because there was something about this book that I did like, though I can't manage to articulate what that is. Overall, I am left severely underwhelmed. Not to be that person, but I bet the movie is better.