Polina Nazarova is a soprano whose past is dangerously entangled with the present. Given the opportunity to sing her Tosca opposite the arrogant and cruel Andre Breon, it seems that her desire for revenge may prove irresistible.
Kōtarō Isaka’s thriller Bullet Train is hurtling to British readers after becoming a runaway success in Japan. It is the latest, Jake Kerridge explains, in a long line of crime books set on the sleepers.
Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe and Gertrude Stein hated them. Should you too?