Bullet Train

by Kotaro Isaka

Rating: 4 (5 votes)

Tags: Set in Japan Male author

Bullet Train

A dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins--soon to be a major film from Sony Nanao, nicknamed Lady Bird--the self-proclaimed "unluckiest assassin in the world"--boards a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with one simple task: grab a suitcase and get off at the next stop. Unbeknownst to him, the deadly duo Tangerine and Lemon are also after the very same suitcase--and they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Satoshi, "the Prince," with the looks of an innocent schoolboy and the mind of a viciously cunning psychopath, is also in the mix and has history with some of the others. Risk fuels him as does a good philosophical debate . . . like, is killing really wrong? Chasing the Prince is another assassin with a score to settle for the time the Prince casually pushed a young boy off of a roof, leaving him comatose. When the five assassins discover they are all on the same train, they realize their missions are not as unrelated as they first appear. A massive bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with an incredible energy and surprising humor as its complex net of double-crosses and twists unwind. Award-winning author Kotaro Isaka takes readers on a tension packed journey as the bullet train hurtles toward its final destination. Who will make it off the train alive--and what awaits them at the last stop?


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Leticia
(3 weeks ago)
30 May, 2024
O começo do livro é bem legal, mas o autor se perde na história. O livro é bem puxado pra comédia, então se for ler já tenha isso em mente, além de que terá várias partes exageradas bem estilo um filme do Jackie Chan só que mais adulto. A história toda se passa toda dentro do trem bala e nela temos 5 personagens. Até a primeira metade está tudo bem legal, mas depois começa a piorar, principalmente pelas trocentas coincidências dos personagens. É tudo tão fácil e tudo acontece em favor da narrativa. Por conta disso o livro foi ficando um pouco entediante e no final não tive uma experiência tão boa quanto imaginei que teria.

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