Friday, December 28, 2018

Going Solo by Roald Dahl: Book Review

Going SoloTitle: Going Solo
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin Books, 1988, YA up
Pages: 210

Believe it or not, this was my first Roald Dahl book. Lucky me, it was geared more for adults, as I found the book in a Roald Dahl collection for children. Wonderful read. I highly recommend this memoir. 

Dahl tells the story of his life as a young twenty-something British employee in east Africa working for the Shell Company. The adventures with his sometimes dangerous surroundings and the people he meets along the way are daring enough, but with the outbreak of World War II, his life turns on a dime. 

With minimal training, he finds himself flying all makes of planes for the Royal British Air Force in active combat against incredible odds. Few in his squad survive. Told with humor in great detail you will laugh and marvel he even survived. He was one very "green" pilot. 


Sharon M. Himsl
Published: Evernight Teen 


  1. I have recently been reading about Roald Dahl's life and just read Boy. This also sounds like a great read. I have read many of his books for kids (when I was growing up). Glad you enjoyed Going Solo. :)

    1. Hi. Glad you enjoyed too. I plan to read Boy next. Wanted to read first before sending to my oldest grandson. I really like Dahl's writing style. It has such a natural flow.


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