Review: The Mailman by Bentley Little

Title The Mailman
Author Bentley Little
Year 1991
Stand Alone or Series Stand Alone
Pages 320
Reading Time 17/02/2011 through 05/03/2013

Once upon a time, waiting for the mail was filled with warm anticipation. But there's a new mail carrier in town, one who's delivering lethal letters stuffed with icy fear. Now nothing--not even the most outstanding citizens or the most secret weaknesses--is safe from the sinister power of this malicious mailman!

If there is author of Horror that I really feel confortable reading is Bentley Little. This was the sixth book I read. The Association and The Colection are two of my favourite horror books.

Well, if you read any of his books this one follows that thread. Bently Little uses a thing/person of everday and turns it into a evil thing. The association was one of those things. Who could thing a house association could be so evil.

All his ideas, the ones I read, are far different from other horror writers. And that's what so interesting about him. I think in a way he is gem. An hidden gem for that matter.

As you read this novel about this mailman you understand that this is fiction personage but it could happen. Well Maybe. It's realistic enough.

The story begins with the arrival of a new mailman because the last one has commited suicide to the disbelief of everyone. The new mailman (until the very end) you can't understand what he is. I think that's the best part of the novel. From the beginning to the end is an enigmatic character that make you think if he is real or supernatural. From the first moment on he begins to torment all residents, first with only good things on the mail changing to only bad mails at odd hours and other things... As you turn the pages the creeping sensation on your neck begins to rise until the climax at the final confrontation.

The main character and it's family are quite good characters each with it's problems with the mailman and themselves. That gave something more. This was one of the creepiest books I've read. 8/10

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