The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman is a peculiar book.
It is the engaging story of a postman who finds company in the form of other people's mail which he opens, reads, and then re-seals before delivering. When one of the letter writers is tragically killed he takes it upon himself to continue his romantic correspondence and finds himself falling in love.
To do this, he must teach himself how to write haikus as the love letters are written exclusively in these three-line poems.
I loved the poetic beauty of some of these haikus, and the length of the book appealed too (time-strapped mums like short books!). What spoilt it for me was the ending. Clever, it certainly is, but I didn't expect the book to diverge into fantasy in its final pages and felt like I'd been misled.