Bullet Train: A Novel

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Maria tells Ladybug to find a suitcase and take it. Ladybug is clumsy and unlucky but still has skills as an assassin. Kimura is an alcoholic who finds the fourteen-year-old schoolboy named the Prince and is ready to kill him because supposedly the Prince pushed Kimura’s son off of a roof. The Prince is a sly, manipulative, evil boy who uses his youth to trick people. Lemon and Tangerine had one job. Find Minegishi’s kidnapped son and bring back the ransom money after they killed everyone involved. These two are bumbling idiots who, like Ladybug, have some of the skills needed to be assassins but they are extremely sloppy. The catch? All of this is happening on the high-speed bullet train in Japan called the Shinkansen.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt,Bullet Train reads a lot like a Quentin Tarantino film with its shady and colorful characters who are unforgettable and its cheesy, bloody 80s horror flick violence. The story moves back and forth into the characters’ pasts and their present situation on the train. The story is messy, violent, and humorous all at once. Not just a simple bad guy versus good guy story, this book is a must-read for fans of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

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Author Kotaro Isaka
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher The Overlook Press
Publish Date 03-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781419756337
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Issue October 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller