Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Six top 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:
People Like Us by Dominick Dunne

To me this is the ultimate New York novel and one of the reasons I moved to the city. Dunne managed to do in 1988 what Truman Capote couldn't do a decade earlier: He wittily eviscerated Manhattan's nouvelle society, thinly disguising the names of the elite, but was still invited to all the right parties afterward.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue