Odio volare. 17 storie turbolente
There is a definitive answer here but bef ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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!
So because flying is one of my lizard brain primal fears, i ...more
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!
"Cargo" by E. Michael Lewis (3 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Well perhaps I am being a bit harsh - I did like quite a few of the ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Needless to say, th ...more
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