Bullet Train (Hardback)
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Bullet Train (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 01/04/2021

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A high-octane crime thriller with echoes of a Japanese Tarantino movie, Bullet Train finds five ruthless killers sharing the same locomotive as a suitcase full of cash leads to a dizzying array of double-crosses and plot twists.

Five killers are on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura's young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard.

Nanao, the self-proclaimed 'unluckiest assassin in the world', and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?

A bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller which fizzes with an incredible energy as its complex net of double-crosses and twists unwinds to the last station.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787302587
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An entertaining thriller... Kill Bill on wheels or a locked-room crime drama played out at 200mph - The Times

Unlike anything you're likely to have read before...white-hot with double-crosses - Financial Times

Entertaining...high-speed...with lots of twists and turns...it has a Tarantino-meets-the-Coen-Brothers feel to it. - The Times

Part high-octane thriller, part farce, this is an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read - Laura Wilson, Guardian

The action accelerates up and down the ten carriages but the question is: who will get off alive? - Daily Mail

As the body count increases Isaka introduces new characters and juggles the survivors' storylines adroitly. - Sunday Times

Breakneck pacing, masterful character development, and well-timed comic relief set Isaka'spitch-perfect (and seamlessly translated) thriller up for blockbuster status...a twisty, darkly hilarious game of musical chairs - Booklist, starred review

Impressive...Isaka keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of intricate action fiction will be enthralled - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Highly original - Literary Review

Myriad twists... a high-octane dark comedy as the body count stacks up. - Straits Times

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“Wow! What a ride and who will be left at the journey's end?”

As the Shinkaisen train high speed train glides out of Tokyo station, bound for Morioka, the passengers settle down in their seats.
But not all of them. Instead of salarymen, families and people wanting to get from A... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

“Killing spree on a train”

Full of dark humour, this is an enjoyable romp on a train. There are numerous killers on a train on a journey that takes just a few hours. There are twists and double crosses galore, and some of the ideas are a lot... More

Hardback edition
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Jackie sharp

“A thrilling ride”

Slightly difficult one for me too write, as I found the plot a little too far fetched. But overall a thrilling ride.

Five killers travelling on a train to Shrinkansen to Tokyo all have the same goal to find a... More

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