Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales

Stephen King hates to fly, and he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share their fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph, and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. Here are all the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand-new “standouts” (Publishers Weekly) by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents…Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.”

Each story is introduced by Stephen King and all will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. 

My Review

OMG. What a drag. I was drawn to this anthology of short stories not just because of Mr. King but because of the theme of this anthology. I am a fan of aviation stories. Plus, unlike Mr. King, I don't mind flying. In fact, I have about thirty hours of flight time under my belt piloting a plane. 

The first story was good, the next one was alright and the next several were boring. I was expecting a bunch of great stories filled with horror, thrills, and chills. Stories that would make you fearful of flying. Kind of like Final Destination, the first movie in the series. 

I was even let down by Mr. Dan Simmons and Joe Hill. Two favorite authors of mine. After that I did not feel like reading any of the remaining stories left in this anthology. I would not recommend this book.


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