This book was great! Very suspenseful. Even though it's a pretty fat paperback, I could not put it down and finished it in one afternoon. I'm just mad at myself that it took me almost two years to read it (I've had it on my bookshelf since Jan '04). This book was very well written and I look forward to reading more by this author.
There's nothing all that unusual about the new mailman. Sure, he seems to have come out of nowhere, and he keeps to himsself. And maybe it's a little odd that he already knows everyone's name in town. But that's good, isn't it?
Then again, it's a little strange that he's taken to delivering the mail in the middle of the night. And that he seems to be aware of everyone's weaknesses and secrets. And come to think of it, why is the mailman still smiling when the people on his route are getting obscene letters and pictures...and receiving anonymous threats...and dying one by one?
The suicide of the local mailman has left the residents of this tiny Arizona town shell-shocked. Nothing this bad ever happens here. But it has, and more is on its way. Because there's a new mailman in town, and he's not just delivering the typical bills and junkmail.
For everyone in town, most notably the Albin family, the arrival of each day's mail becomes an anticipated event. The bills have stopped coming, sweepstakes are being won, letters from long lost people are mysteriously arriving. The new mailman has become the town's best friend. Until he brings the bad news, and the killing begins.
WOW! Now getting the mail will be a bit scary. Easy fast read. Action from the beginning!
This book brings new meaning to the phrase "never judge a book by its cover." This book is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. I really liked the combination of gruesome supernatural horror and dark satire and think that sets it apart from most of the stories in the horror genre. It's a quick, fun read that is one of Bentley Little's best.
god it took me under 18 hours to read. he is awesome, the best ive ever read!
Got through this in two days! Follows the typical Little formula: sleepy town awaken by an evil force. This story reminded me a bit of Stephen King's Needful Things, and in this case, the needful thing was the daily mail!
This was a great book. It only confirms how well Bentley Little writes!
Not as good as his later books. Exactly what you expect from Bentley Little.
This will make you not want to get any mail of any kind!! Very scary mailman!
I thought this book was awful - don't waste your time
I love Bentley Little but didnt think this was one of his best
I give this one a four star rating. It is wickedly exciting!!!!! Horrid Horror! Great one!
You may never want to look in your mailbox again!
Another Bentley Little way out there book!