Author: Kevin Kwan
Fiction: Contemporary Romance
Tone: Occasionally crude, profane language, lush descriptions, juicy gossip
Take Away: I categorize this novel as a guilty pleasure-like watching a soap opera.
How I discovered this title: I saw all the hype for the movie version and wanted to read the book first.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The book is packed with rich, obnoxious, materialistic, and snobby characters-exactly the type we love to hate. The plot line reads like a juicy soap opera-full of love, betrayal, heartbreak and excess. Although situations and dialogue were occasionally crude, I kept reading anyway. I categorize this novel as a guilty pleasure. Indulge at your own risk.
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