Going Solo

Going Solo Superb Stories Daring Deeds Fantastic AdventuresHere is the action packed sequel to Boy a tale of Dahl s exploits as a World War II pilot Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald
  • Title: Going Solo
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780141037332
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • Going Solo
    Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic AdventuresHere is the action packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl s exploits as a World War II pilot Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one the world s best loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.From book cover The second part of Roald DahSuperb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic AdventuresHere is the action packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl s exploits as a World War II pilot Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one the world s best loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.From book cover The second part of Roald Dahl s extraordinary life story Here he is grown up first in Africa, then learning to be a wartime fighter pilot It is a story that is funny, frightening and full of fantasy as you would expect.The first part of Roald Dahl s life story Boy, is also available in the New Windmill Series.Cover illustration by Quentin Blake
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  • Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.

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  • Whew This man did within a year than I have in my life And the giraffes would incline their heads very slightly and stare down at me with languorous demure expressions, but they never ran away I found it exhilarating to be able to walk freely among such huge graceful wild creatures and talk to them as I wished.This is the second half of Dahl s autobiography What a wild life Right after high school, Roald packed up his belongings, got a job for the Shell company and set off for Africa For three [...]


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  • 2 I m giving this book 5 stars without having actually read it, but ya know what it s my review so I can do whatever I want don t try and stop me It s getting 5 stars because my 2nd grade son LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it The other night he got sent to bed with no read aloud the little bastard lied to me about brushing his teeth, I know I m such a hard ass but he didn t even care He just said OK , grabbed his this book and happily trotted off to bed.Then last night I had to go into his room at 10 00 an [...]


  • A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones So opens the second and adult based portion of Roald Dahl s autobiography He makes perfectly clear that this is not such a book, for autobiographies are full of useless and boring information Dahl seeks to offer the reader some of the key memories he had during his early adult life, particularly serving in the Second World War Accepting a job with the Shell Company, Dahl is soon shipped to the African contine [...]


  • First I read Boy and then I read Going Solo This book is perfect Roald Dahl tells the grown up part of his life in such a way that made me crave for his adventures in the Royal Air Force It s like sitting in a cafe, listening to your date who s telling you amusing stories of his life He s a hundred years older than you are, yet you still find him attractive


  • bbc programmes b07hwwjvDescription To celebrate the centenary year of his birth, a full dramatization of Roald Dahl s gripping autobiographical overseas adventure.Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22 He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction Life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of gr [...]


  • Roald Dahl is not just a great writer he s a wonderful human being, and that s what makes him so damn good at writing too.He s observant and self aware, matter of fact but wondering, curious and amazed at life, brave and charming in the way he writes and the things he s done, concise and generous and really fucking tall.I m pretty much in love with his soul.


  • A wonderful, harrowing and yet somehow light hearted account of Dahl s time during the Second World War as a RAF pilot Most fascinating, which one finds with the war poets, is, though it is obviously horrid and despicable, they all seem to bloody love war Not nice when you nearly die, but jolly good fun otherwise Camaraderie has a lot to do with it, but I think it s also just what you need to do when faced with such senseless, mindless stupidity.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy


  • Going Solo is the second instalment of Dahl s autobiography Whilst interesting, informative and entertaining this may be it isn t anything like as compelling as the first book covering Dahl s earlier years Boy Still definitely worth reading for all fans of Dahl and anyone with an interest in his pre literary life.


  • This is the second autobiography of Roald Dahl s life The first book was Boy Tales of Childhood I suggest reading them in order, but it wouldn t be the worst thing ever if you didn t Here is my review on the first book review showThis book starts at the age of 18 and the first book goes up to the age 18 I really enjoyed this book BUT, it only focused on him fighting in the war I was hoping it would cover than that The war only lasted for a couple of years He did get badly hurt and almost die, s [...]


  • Um relato emocionante da vida do autor, desde dos seus tempos em frica enfrentando cobras e le es at ao se tornar piloto da RAF combatendo contra os alem es.Ao longo do livro aparece alguma da sua correspond ncia com a sua m e e imagens que nos ajudam a nos contextualizar.Foi uma leitura muito agrad vel


  • 3.5 stars First off, I am once again shocked that this is considered juvenile fiction I could see this being for the older range of juvenile fiction 15 18 , but I would NOT give this to my little siblings ages 12 14 There was quite a bit of language, which made me uncomfortable Yeah, I get it it s real life, but nonetheless Anyway, besides that, I really enjoyed this book It took me 5 or so chapters to really be interested in it, but after that I was hooked Dahl s slightly humerous and fascinati [...]



  • From BBC Radio 4 Drama To celebrate the centenary year of his birth, a full dramatization of Roald Dahl s gripping autobiographical overseas adventure.Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22 He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction Life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones 1 2 [...]



  • Following on from Boy, Going Solo was another tremendously important book to me as a child Where I could relate to his boyhood tales in some way, the next part of his life was a complete window to another world Read then it was extraordinary and magical read now I appreciate it on different levels entirely.Dahl mentions how lucky he felt to have witnessed the later days of colonial Britain and the people that made the empire All negative issues relating to Colonialism aside I m not going to go t [...]


  • The book Going Solo by Roald Dahl was a real experience of what happened to him during World War II Before WWII he went to Africa to work for the Shell Oil Company During WWII he became a pilot in England Roald Dahl wrote 48 books in his life This book is interesting and I would recommend it The strength of this book was its excitement Dahl seemed crazy he talked to animals One time he talks to the giraffes, Hello, giraffes Hello Hello Hello How are you today Going Solo p79 The weakness of the b [...]


  • This is probably the most exiting autobiography I ve ever read I feel as if I m friends now with the author eventhough there s a 73 year gap between us The book gives you a good glimpse of how it was like to live in the British Empire or The many many countries occupied by Britain, I should say out of the many odd events and characters Roald had seen, the German Jewish Zionest setteler near Haifa was by far, the creepest, most twisted and disturbing in the intire book.


  • A remarkable account of a remarkable portion of a remarkable life Rereading this as an adult, I left with a much greater appreciation for my late grandfather s WW2 air force service and the ghastly waste of life he, too, was lucky enough to survive.



  • In English class, we read the autobiography Going Solo by Roald Dahl The book is all about his adventures in Africa while working for the Shell Oil Company, and while flying for the Royal Air Force in World War Two The book also contains some of Dahl s encounters with animals He wrote it to tell the reader what it was like to live and explore in the African Savanna This book had some strong themes The language can take a while to decipher, and can be quite annoying at times At other times, it is [...]


  • I wish I could say I have been all over the world, have crashed landed a plane, or have shot down German aces, which is why I really admire Roald Dahl Dahl leaves England at age twenty one to work for the Shell oil company in Africa Dahl worked in Africa until the outbreak of World War II, when he enlisted in the RAF and learned to fly warplanes After becoming a pilot officer, Dahl fought in Greece as it was overtaken by the Germans Dahl s book Going Solo tells all about his adventures with vivi [...]


  • The book Going Solo is full of exciting, breathtaking, suspenseful, and defiantly worth reading This book is about a young mans life and all of his adventures The one thing that I really like about this book is that the fun never stops First they talk about his adventures traveling with the Shell Oil company, and how he went to Africa and ran into many obstacles on his way The second half of this book gets even better Roald Dahl enter the Air force and encounters many different situations of lif [...]


  • heh recommended to me by Miriam, who noticed that it wasn t on my Flying shelf That s because I read it long before I set up my account Dahl s account of the Battle of Athens is one of my touchstones the desperation and exhaustion of the RAF pilots, their relative cluelessness about what s going on everywhere else, the hands that shake too much to hold a cigarette when you re back on the ground it s incredibly vivid and has influenced my own writing The rest of the book is jaw dropping too, for [...]


  • Dang, this guy had a crazy life I really enjoyed the stories of his time in Africa, although the ones about snakes kind of freaked me out at times It was interesting to get a snapshot of late British colonialism in Africa as well it s easy for me to forget that it wasn t that long ago that Europe was sticking its fingers everywhere on that continent and elsewhere Dahl s adventures in World War II, especially in Greece, were seriously intense, with numerous close shaves and narrow escapes I kept [...]


  • When I was a teenager this felt like an epic read Now all grown up some might disagree it doesn t feel as long as I thought it was but it doesnt change how great it is to read Dahls representation of the world around His way with words and what he picks up on and presents to the reader lead to such an interesting and fun read All in all the book only represents a small portion of his fascinating life but it draws you in.His aerial battle scenes are so well written, never glamourising but still e [...]


  • I liked it, but didn t love it as much as Boy Going Solo is from when he was 22 and further on It basically tells his story from when he was working for Shell and then fought against the Germans Mostly it was about fighting against the Germans and is one of the reasons why I didn t like it as much I think it mostly had to to do with the fact that he described the planes etc too much and the events as well, so the story felt flat to me Maybe I would have liked it if he described feelings or oth [...]


  • I don t give many books a 3 star rating but at least it is a I liked it rating I think this is a good book for a young chapter book reader who is into war It captures Ronald Dahl s life as a fighter pilot and this side of it was interesting Other than the fact that it as about Ronald Dahl it tended to become repeatitive for me My daughter found the same but I think my son will love it So mixed feeling about this one.


  • A lovely tale of real life adventures of Roald Dahl during his time in the RAF It is full of daring adventures and unexpected turns It made me want to fly a jet and shoot down the enemy, but I must say this book has also made me empathetic towards soldiers who fight in war for their nations.What a lovely book to read


  • 1 JUL 2016 recommendation through Bettie Many thanks With a cover such as this one, I just know this will be a fun read.


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