Daisy Kutter’s bandit days are behind her. She and partner Tom have gone legit, and now she is a respectable small-town citizen, owner of the local general store–and bored out of her mind. Frustration with the tedium of normal life and her own discontents gets her into trouble after she loses the store in a poker game. Mr. Winters, the security mogul who won it, offers a proposition she can’t refuse: to test the new security robots on his train. He is willing to pay. In a fit of recklessness, Daisy takes the job.
Description taken from Goodreads.
The best way for me to describe this book is that its a short story. A graphic novel short story. I loveeee Kazu Kibuishi’s work, so I had to read this book, but when I was done with it I didn’t really know what to think. Of course, I really enjoyed it, but I wasn’t sure what I had just read.
I was left wanting more in the best way possible.
Other than that, this book is everything Kibuishi is known for. It’s heartfelt and exciting. The story is well thought out and the art is beautifully done. If this is your first time looking at Kibuishi’s work, I would highly recommend that you start out with his AMULET series. They’re some of my favorite graphic novels, and the story is brilliant. If you’re already a fan of Kibuishi’s work, then I would highly recommend reading THE LAST TRAIN. Its short, but its sweet. And by sweet I mean BA. 4 stars.
pg count for the paperback: 192
For those of you wondering about why there isn’t a second book of this great series, take a look over here.