Reviewed by Steven Torres-Roman
Librarian II, Central Library, San Diego Public Library
San Diego Union Tribune, November 6, 2022
Nanao, also known as Ladybug, is a professional criminal plagued by anxiety, and quite possibly the unluckiest person alive. He has one simple task: to board the Hayate high-speed bullet train, obtain a specific briefcase filled with ransom money, and exit the train at the next stop. Simple, right? Except the train's other passengers include: the son of a mob boss; several professional hitmen with colorful noms de guerre like Tangerine and Lemon, the Wolf, and the Hornet; and an adolescent psychopath, most of whom seem determined to keep the case out of Nanao's hands. Bullet Train is a fast-paced, action-packed, outrageous, and cynically humorous thriller, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.