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Bullet Train Reviews

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka, Sam Malissa

Bullet Train

Kotaro Isaka, Sam Malissa

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1 review

Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781787302587

Five killers are on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money.

4 stars out of 5
Laura Wilson
15 Apr 2021

"an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read"

The Shinkansen may be a high-speed marvel with not a single passenger fatality in its entire history, but Japanese bestseller Kotaro Isaka’s fictional iteration in Bullet Train (Harvill Secker, £12.99, translated by Sam Malissa) is altogether more dangerous, with no fewer than five assassins travelling on the line from Tokyo to Morioka at once...

Part high-octane thriller, part farce, and laced with philosophical and literary debates, this is an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read.