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- File Size: 452 KB
- Print Length: 118 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545299668
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y1TWN1L
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The scope is fairly straight forwards, yet thought provoking and powerful. What if every month, you were to be the potential recipient of a letter - a postal grant of execution that allowed you to take the life of someone that you didn't deem worthy of life, with absolutely no consequences.
The story is split into four parts plus an ending that are seamlessly interwoven to create the overall story. The main body of the book follows the story of a business man, Peter and his wife Heidi who is having an affair with a third party, Bill. Wherever there is cash involved, it's a sure fire way to ensure that chaos ensues. The tale
Moves along rapidly, up a conclusion in the final section, loaded with a killer twist.
The other parts of the book contain mini-stories made up from other characters and detailing the series of events, usually being unfolded from when a letter lands on their doorstep.
There are parts of this book that were very inventive and gruesome. I think I know each of the authors work well enough to take a guess at who wrote which parts. Either way, the story was slick, seamless and well paced.
In summary, a fantasticly dark and thought provoking tale, that showcases two talented authors. There will be revenge, betrayal, lust, greed and torrents of spilled blood and brutality, all wrapped up in 120 pages.
Go buy, if you like your horror at the more extreme end of the market.
It’s a short novella which appealed to me as I don’t have much time for reading so this was ideal, however I did wonder if the plot & character development could work in only 100 pages or so.
Turns out it certainly can, I highly recommend this book if you enjoy gore,sex & have a dark sense of humour. I’ll not be going over the plot as other reviewers have already done this.
I look forward to reading more Shaw & Park books as this was a real treat.
*This book was provided for an honest review
Many people wait every month for all sorts of things- it could be that they’re waiting for the government to send them money on their overused EBT cards to buy junk food and other useless crap. It could be that they’re waiting to get a Social Security check to pay their bills and other necessities that are needed to maintain their lives. Maybe they, like you, are waiting patiently and nervously six days a week to check the mail; what might you get today? Did that check come from the insurance department? Did your last paycheck from the job you just left with no warning come in? I myself waited patiently for a book called Postal by Matt Shaw and J.R. Park. How ironic it was, waiting for this book to come in the mail when it is about many people waiting to receive a particular letter in their mailboxes. While many in the general population are waiting in line for the next ticket to hit the mega millions, these two authors created the ultimate lottery in the form of violence beyond anything I have ever come across before.
Imagine a world where you get a letter in the mail, waiting for days to see if you are a part of the elite. Thirteen lucky participants will receive a letter a month. The rules are simple: you can only kill one person and the ticket is not transferable. There is a deadline though, so think quickly and relinquish that person from their mortal life. In the pages of Postal, you will experience anxiety, laughter and pure madness of a new world- think of Purging Day in The Purge. Only Postal is much better as it’s not everyone killing any and every person they can; it’s a limited time offer for only certain ones to obtain. I don’t want to give much away but I will say that Postal is smartly laid out in a different kind of world that Shaw and Park have presented to us. How would you kill someone if you happened to open your mailbox to find the golden letter? See how others choose to do it in the ultimate lottery ride inside this epic creation.
This is the first of Shaw’s and the second of Park’s work that I have had the absolute pleasure of reading. I’m not too sure who wrote what though as the story flows perfect and is connected beautifully together. The detailed writing and the character builds between these two is so creative in many ways but what made it unique and awesome to me was to see names of real people used in the story line. I will be pacing back and forth with anxiety to read more from Shaw and Park’s sick minds. To the many people wondering what you should read next, this is for you- a quick read that will make you think of all sorts of bad things. Oh good, the mail has just arrived. I wonder if I got that letter from the Department for the Postal Execution Center. I have been waiting for a year now and my patience is wearing off…
As an avid reader of Matt Shaw it's a pleasure when he plays well with others. If you like your tales dark and a bit stabby then don't pass this little gem by.
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