Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures!
Quite a riveting autobiography of Roald Dahl's 3 years of experiences of preparing and fighting in early WWII. I really enjoyed reading his accounts of things. I read Boy back in elementary days and adored it, so this was great to get back into the mindset of his life. He makes things so fascinating!
Inimitable style, off-the-wall humor, good eye for how people really are - all these make-up the interesting books for both adults and children by now classic author Roald Dahl. This book is autobiographical, and both hilarious and heart-tugging.
OK, I'm biased because I am a total Dahl-aholic, so bear with me.
This is not the Dahl of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." This is the Dahl of the grown-up world. In this book, Dahl writes about his experiences flying for the RAF during WWII, including almost severing his nose off during a crash and various adventures in exotic locales.
As always, the writing is sensual without being dirty, descriptive without being overly wordy, and hilarious without being slapstick-y. Dahl's word choices always fascinate me, and his stories are so vivid that you feel like you're right there. Some adventures have a twist, a Dahl signature, and some don't.
If you're looking for a fantastic children's book, this isn't it. If you're looking for a fantastic adult book, look no further. "Going Solo" is an autobiography that reads like a novel.
Another great Roald Dahl adventure!
Roald Dahl's memoir of his time as a World War II pilot.
A continuation of the life of Roald Dahl began in "Boy", this is a fascinating account of his travels and service in the 2nd world war. A wonderful read !
This is part 2 of Dahl's autobiography. Fantastic book, really funny and well written. I highly recommend, but this is NOT a children's book, imo, don't let the cover fool you.
I'd rather read "Boy" again.