The Mailman by Bentley Little [U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1994
The Mailman by Bentley Little
U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HEADLINE PUBLISHING
Mega rare first U.K. printing w/ alternate jacket art.
Book is in very good condition.. Dust jacket has some shelf and edge wear; a few frayed edges but overall in very nice shape, housed in a protective mylar jacket.
Book itself is very good; pages have tanning and binding has a bit of a lean to it. Beautiful!
It's the first day of summer in a small American town. We meet a school teacher, his wife, and their young son, Billy. One thing, one seemingly minor thing, goes wrong. And all that was safe and ordinary slowly unravels into nightmare. This familiar premise for the contemporary horror novel has rarely, if ever, been developed so brilliantly as in Bentley Little's The Mailman.
A tall, pale postal carrier with carrot-red hair may seem an unlikely candidate for the embodiment of evil, but Little reveals the personality behind the mailman's ever-present smile with such finesse, you'll be more than happy to fall under his spell. By the time the frightened town folk are chanting, "No mail! No mail! No mail! No mail!"--and Billy ends up half-naked in a dark room, next to a soiled wedding dress--you'll be jumping right out of your skin.