Going Solo

Going Solo

Book - 1986
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Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780590101769
Characteristics: 209 pages ; 19 cm.


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This one was a re-read for me and it was as good as I remembered. I listened to the Dan Stevens eAudio version, but got the hard copy so I could see the photos. Dahl can tell a rip-roaring story in a very deadpan way and his exploits as an RAF fighter pilot in World War II are hair-raising.

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Oct 16, 2019

1080L 240 page

Aug 11, 2016

Going solo is less silly than other Roald Dahl book but still is very well written

Jun 25, 2013

I really like these books because there interesting and fascinating Ronald Dahl lived and its kinda behind the scenes

SB2000 Jun 27, 2011

In Going Solo, Dahl relates some of his wartime experiences. Like all of his stories, it always feels slightly surreal though as always, when he relates something (shooting at a German bomber for example), he has the gift of making you see exactly that - all without lots of extraneous descriptive prose and in a way that you think: yes it must have been just like that.

Sep 10, 2009

Brilliant stuff! I wish I'd known this sequel to "Boy" existed years ago, but better late than never. It really makes one marvel at how much the world and our values have changed in the past seventy odd years- mostly, but not always, for the better.

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