Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

by Richard Matheson

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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
leeter More than 1 year ago
I loved the first story, the one that the Twilight Zone TV series and movie borrowed. After that, it is hit or miss on each story. The shorter stories really shine and really make this collection. Matheson's imagination goes all out with thing like- (I'll give an example from one of the shorter tales and one of my favorites) a group of teenage witches fighting modern day wars against tanks and armies, yet just acting as a teenager does by being arrogant and standoffish to the general who doesn't order them, but must simply ask them to vanquish the enemy. Clever tales!
shob.dw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What are you afraid off? Flying? Children? A doll? New neighbour? Heck, what about the guy sitting next to you on the bus and sniffing? In the hands of Richard Matheson, paranoia hits an all time high. He doesn't need to conjure up ghosts, monsters or aliens to scare you. Some of his best works are showcased in these short stories. Some chilling, some just disturbing, but all of them will get under your skin ... just because it may just happen.
Joles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Richard Matheson is a master at his craft. While some of his stories aren't quit as spell-binding as the others his writing is remarkable.
drakevaughn More than 1 year ago
A mixed bag of Matheson’s shorts. There are better collections out there, but this is a worthwhile read for Matheson fans. Outside of ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,’ which begins the book, the shorts are printed in order of publication, so there’s a bit of muddling through his older stories before getting to the better ones. My favorites were Long Distance Call, Noah, Crickets, and The Distributor. Worth checking out to see Matheson progress from his weaker early works to his remarkable later period.
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Name: Gavin Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Personality: Is Extremely Shy, and prefers to stay away from people, but once you get to know him, he's pretty happy and go lucky. Or, so it appears. Looks: Brown Hair that is all over the place and always has at least one piece stuck up, 5'10, Pale White Skin, Eyes that change color, and he is kinda thin. Clothes: Always wears a red hoodie, and usually wears a Video Game or Dragon Ball Related Shirt, along with Jeans or Shorts. Interests: Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear, Dragon Ball, Video Games in general. Other: Is Usually found reading at the back of the classroom, and in his freetime, he either plays Video Games, watches TV, or Reads. Anything else, just ask, I guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for so much more than the book delivered.