I finished reading Kevin Kwan’sCrazy Rich Asians. It was hard for me to get into because materialism does not interest me in the least and the story line itself was pretty “soap operatic.” But when I abandoned judgment, I found it to be pretty entertaining albeit predictable. It’s Kwan’s first novel which became an international bestseller. I am planning on seeing the film when it opens in August: an all-Asian cast!
Next on my reading list is the Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu. It’s really the antithesis ofCrazy Rich Asians: a book that extols virtuous characteristics and behavior and rejects external rewards such as fame and wealth.