Book Review – Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson

Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard MathesonNightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard Matheson by Richard Matheson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The biggest problem I had with this book was in the promise it made on the back cover, namely the inclusion of the short story, “Duel” which does not appear in this collection.

Besides this one omission, this book is a great collection of Matheson’s short stories. Not perfect, but then there are few anthologies that are. While I was not thrilled with “Dance of the Dead,” other stories, like “Disappearing Act,” “The Children of Noah,” and “Mad House” truly build suspense. A number of the stories do not fall into a typical narrative form (“Through Channels” most notably) which show a greater range of Matheson.

View all my reviews

About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on April 20, 2012, in Books, Media, Opinion, Personal, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: