I’m easily manipulable – I chose to read the book Sex and Vanity simply for the salacious title AND because I heard the same author had also written the book Crazy Rich Asians, a movie [not book] that I enjoyed.
Why not? What the h*ll? Let’s go for it!
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan — the Amazon page for the book promises the following:
When one allows themself to be deluded by the title of a book, one should not be so deluded when the book disappoints.
I am one.
Was it “Kevin Kwan’s … most decadent yet”? I’ve never read a Kevin Kwan book so it’s unfair to make that judgement.
However, if this book is his “most decadent yet”, I fear his other works may be screaming for some salacious revisions.
The most creative and fun thing that happened in this book was that a drone (guided by young boys having fun) happens upon a guy going down on a girl.
The rest of Sex and Vanity is kind-of-fun, predictable pop-fluffiness that worked well for Crazy Rich Asians in the theatre but, in written form, leaves you chiding yourself for being so easily manipulated by a book’s title.
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan is kind-of-fun, predictable pop-fluffiness that worked well for Crazy Rich Asians in the theatre but, in written form, leaves you chiding yourself for being so easily manipulated by a book’s title.
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