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Curata da Stephen King insieme a Bev Vincent, suo amico e collaboratore da sempre, Odio volare è una raccolta di racconti horror che hanno un particolare filo conduttore: sono tutti ambientati ad alta quota, a bordo di un aereo. Ed essendo horror, naturalmente raccontano tutto quello che di orribile può succedere quando sei sospeso in aria a diecimila metri di altezza, chi ...more
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Published July 9th 2019 by Sperling & Kupfer (first published September 4th 2018)
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Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
Stephen King is afraid of something that I’m not. He’s afraid of flying. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of funky little fears and phobias, it’s just that flying isn’t one of them. So I saw this new anthology, aptly titled, Flight or Fright and I saw it as a personal dare from the King himself! Could he and his co-editor, Bev Vincent, curate a collection of stories that would seep through the cracks and unsettle my nerves enough to make me afraid to fly?
There is a definitive answer here but bef
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Sumit RK
Flight or Fright is a collection of sixteen short stories (and one poem) that tap into one of the most common fears; fear of air travel. Stephen King and his co-editor Bev Vincent have created an anthology featuring stories about the fear of flying and all the terrible things that could happen during air travel.

The collection features short stories from Joe Hill, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among others. The best thing about the book is that covers all the sc
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Matt
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a certain majestic nature to being far above the clouds, crossing the country or an ocean while receiving small bags of snacks and watered-down drinks. Air travel has long been the go-to means of getting from one place to another, especially with the ongoing technological advancements for the general public. However, Stephen King and Bev Vincent seek to dispel this bucolic myth with their collection of short stories about flying, all of which explore levels of fear or evil when it comes ...more
Carol
Welcome Aboard....or maybe not! It all begins with a scary as hell introduction from KING. Yikes! What a horrific flying experience he had.

As for me, back in the olden days of 1969 on the way to Japan, we briefly stopped in Alaska and slid off the runway all the way to the fence. May not sound it, but it was indeed frightening. And, once on a flight from Los Angeles to Detroit, also in the late 60's, I experienced flying in a horrendous thunderstorm with lightening that seemed to last forever

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Marie
This book was interesting, but here is the nitty gritty, if you are a frequent flyer, I don't think it would be good idea to read this book on your flight. Actually I would advise against it as some of the stories within this book will make you wish that you hadn't read it and it might have you sleeping with the oxygen mask attached to your face the whole trip.

Before I even made it to chapter one, I was already dreading what was ahead of me as the introduction by Stephen King was scary enough to
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Kevin Kuhn
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: folks about to board a plane!
Shelves: short-stories
As my wife and I prepared for a trip to Italy, I was mainly focused on the sights, food, and wine we were about to experience. However, at some point, I realized I would be trapped in a metal tube for ten hours or so, to get to and from Rome. Being slightly masochistic, I decided it would be fun to read “Flight or Fright”, edited by Stephen King on the plane. A quick side note, we are now back from Italy and it was better than I imagined. Historic, beautiful, and eye opening; it was a trip of a ...more
megs_bookrack
I absolutely adore the synopsis!

I HATE flying with every fiber of my being.
Yep. This should be great for my travel anxiety. 😑😯😝😨

Me when I fly:

Helga
3.5

Flight or Fright is a collection of horror/mystery short stories solely happening in midair.
It is edited by Stephen King and also includes one of his short stories.
My favorites were
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons,
You Are Released by Joe Hill
and obviously The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King.
Before each story there is also an introduction by the master himself.
So, buckle up and fly high!
Juli
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't stepped foot on an airplane in 24 years following a very, very, very rough landing at KCI International during a storm. Those 10 minutes of silent, white knuckle terror ruined flying for me. I'm terrified to get on a plane. There isn't enough alcohol or happy pills to make a flight enjoyable for me. One lightning filled, turbulent, fast loss of altitude event ...... Done. Completely done. Soaring above the clouds strapped into a metal capsule that weighs upwards of 75 tons is just temp ...more
Ashley Daviau
This collection was a bit of a mixed bag for me and I was left feeling a little disappointed. Some of the stories were phenomenal but some were also a huge snooze fest. One thing I will say, I was quite impressed by the variety in the stories. There really is a little bit of everything from horror to science fiction and even poetry! My top three favourite stories would have to be the ones by Simmons, King and Hill, no big shock there! I was left wanting more from this collection though, it was j ...more
Trudi
I hate to fly (HATE). I am the textbook white-knuckle flyer who really believes gripping the seat rests and concentrating really hard is what keeps the plane from plummeting 40,000 feet straight into the ground or ocean (or into the side of a mountain). It hasn't gotten easier over the years, to the point where I have considered hypnotherapy -- but the woo-woo of hypnosis and the dreadful doors THAT could open also doesn't appeal to me.

So because flying is one of my lizard brain primal fears, i
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Tim
Jan 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Turns out I don't really care for short stories, especially when there's not much to them. 2 of 10 stars
Selena
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free e-copy of Flight or Fright by Stephen King from NetGalley for my honest review.

A very intense and interesting collection of 17 short stories. Each story is by a different author (one being Stephen King and another Joe Hill) and the book was edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. All the stories are centered around flight and they are sure to give you a fright.

Happy reading my friends!
Obsidian
Eh. Definitely not worth the $9.99 I paid for this. A new anthology edited by Stephen King though equals I have to read it though. There were some truly what the hell did I just read reactions to some of the short stories, and a few good grief this is boring. I only really enjoyed four stories out of this collection (gave them five stars), and one of them is a story I am already familiar with. I did give some four stars, but the majority are three stars and below.

"Cargo" by E. Michael Lewis (3
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Bark
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, horror
I listened to the unabridged audiobook. I have to thank my library and Overdrive for saving me some cash, especially since too many of the stories here were a little meh for my liking.

This anthology features stories about the fear of flying and the terrible things the imagination and reality can cook up to speed up your demise. If you’re afraid of flying, this book isn’t going to help you out with that. There are coffins in the back and monsters on the wing!

I’m not going to go into the details o
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Kimberly
FLIGHT OR FRIGHT, edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (who also each contributed a story of their own), is an anthology of plane-horror stories. While I would say that most of these stories were above average, the only thing that disappointed me was that I had already read the majority of them before--some of them several times.

Here you'll find classic reprints from Richard Matheson and Ambrose Bierce, to newer tales from Joe Hill and Cody Goodfellow. A solid collection from older flying mach
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Dawn
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
mmm, not sure what to say about this one.

I just presumed I would love it, but as we all know, going in with high expectations is usually a death knell. Plus I've recently read a couple of great King short story collections so the bar was set very high.
My reasons for having these high expectations were: I love SK in general, I relish unusual stories in particular and, I work in aviation - it seemed a foregone conclusion.

But, nope.

Well perhaps I am being a bit harsh - I did like quite a few of the
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Amanda NEVER MANDY
Once upon a time in a faraway decade there existed short story collections that would knock your socks off. If the book contained fourteen stories then at least eight of them would be considered decent and four of them would send you on a mission to find better fitting socks. Then one day the world got greedy and it was decided that everything was worth publishing and quantity became more valuable than quality. Readers found themselves beginning to doubt the authors they once trusted, not unders ...more
Kerri
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent collection. All of the stories (and the poem) were highly enjoyable.

I cried a little during You Are Released by Joe Hill (it was my favourite in this collection, which is saying something, because I loved the whole book), enjoyed Air Raid by John Varley so much that his novel Millennium went immediately on my to be read list, was reminded how much I love Roald Dahl's short stories, read my first non-Sherlock story by Arthur Conan Doyle (really liked it) and read my very first Ray B
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J.D. Barker
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking for a reason to be afraid of flying? Yeah, neither was I, but I saw this at the airport bookstore and couldn’t resist. A mix of fresh and classic tales, you’ll find yourself glancing out at the wing, eying the flight attendant, and maybe a little hesitant to strike up a conversation with the person next to you - none of these things leading down a pleasant path in these pages. King has always had a knack for taking the ordinary and spinning it on its head by adding a “what if.” With this ...more
Marc-Antoine
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this a lot. As in other anthologies some of the stories were great, some not as much but overall a solid lineup. I was sold as soon as I knew that King and Hill and new stories in it. They did not disappoint.
Bill Lynas
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephen King has spent his life frightening his readers, but what scares the world's best selling horror writer ? Flying it seems. So here, appropriatley, is a collection of short stories set around the world of flight.
It's a mixed bag of quality, but there are some real gems to be found here. Richard Matheson's Nightmare At 20,000 Feet has always been a favourite story of mine, as has the classic Twilight Zone episode it inspired. Arthur Conan Doyle's The Horror Of The Heights is a wonderful ta
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Scott
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Flight or Fright is an assortment of flying-related horror / suspense / sci-fi short stories - and also one protracted poem - that never quite took off for me. < groan > Anyway, there were a few very good if not excellent selections that notably came from two different time periods -- the classics Nightmare at 20.000 Feet by Richard Matheson and The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury (both masters at the short story format in the 50's and 60's) along with the more recent The Turbulence Expert ...more
 Martin
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The intro for this 17 turbulent tales is written by Steve King in which he reveals how much he hates flying. I can relate to that. So I was really looking forward to read this collection and be scared by some of the stories. Most barely did but I still appreciated the effort. I wasn't too keen, however, on the one written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or the one by Ambrose Bierce. I found them quite boring. But that's just me. They are still very well written and some readers do find them fascinatin ...more
Jamie Stewart
I enjoyed some of these stories such as Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson, You Are Released by Joe Hill and Zombies On A Plane by Bev Vincent. The rest however were too middle of the road in terms of quality for me to rave about this short story collection.
Kat Dietrich

Flight or Fright is an anthology of stories regarding air travel which is edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent.

First, let me thank Edelweiss, the publisher Simon & Schuster (Scribner), and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


My Synopsis and Opinions:
This is a collection of 16 short stories (and a poem), all centered around Stephen King’s hatred of flying. Although the authors of the stories differ, each
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Lou
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From passengers and cargo, to unexpected and unwanted visitors on a plane, to Zombies or a Gremlin, and a plane flying through something comparable to The Stand setting, all the mystery, terror, and the supernatural at 20000 feet to 34000 feet and decreasing.

There is splendid reading awaiting, some tales thrilling and have you hooked in with great anticipation of what will happen next.

Holidays over for most, all flying one needs to do could be over, good timing for reading these tales before the
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Bridgett
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars.

I read my first Stephen King novel at age 8--Pet Sematary. To this day, I still love that book. I've read it probably 50 times, at least. In 5th grade, I saw my teacher reading It while on break. I asked her about it, and she agreed to read an excerpt to the class. (These days, I'm sure that wouldn't go over well, but back then...not a big deal.) I went home and immediately mentioned to my mom I'd like my own copy. Now in my 40s, my love affair with Stephen King
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Judy
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this if you are getting ready to fly! This is a group of gripping horror and thriller stories involving airplanes in some manner. There are stories from familiar authors like Ray Bradbury, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, Stephen King, Joe Hill and authors I wasn't familiar with but will want to read more of like Richard Matheson, Peter Tremayne, and Tom Bissell plus more. I liked the way the stories were a mix of earlier times and contemporary - it gave a sense of how flight has chang ...more
Dez Nemec
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2018, horror
I am not a good flier. I flew to FL for spring break a few months after 9/11, and there were armed guardsman all over our tiny airport. Ever since then, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach starting the night before we leave that doesn’t abate until after we land. Yes, I know it’s safer than driving. Yes, I know that there is an infinitesimal chance of something going wrong. No, I don’t care. I’m not unhappy in the least that I haven’t been on a plane in over 3 years.

Needless to say, th
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