Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Six notable social satires

Kevin Kwan's critically-acclaimed debut novel Crazy Rich Asians became an international bestseller in 2013 and is now being made into a major motion picture by director Jon M. Chu and Warner Brothers Studios. Its sequel China Rich Girlfriend also became a smash hit around the world, and the final book in the trilogy, Rich People Problems, was released in May 2017.

One of Kwan's six favorite social satires, as shared at The Week magazine:
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

If you ever thought that Trollope, the greatest chronicler of the Victorian age, might be too stuffy, read this deliciously captivating page-turner. An heir to a noble but cash-strapped family is told from the day he is born that he "must marry money!" Naturally, he falls in love with a girl of no fortune and a dubious pedigree.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue