Author: Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's Going Solo, left me with mixed feelings. I can see the potential in the writing, but I had issues of my own with it.
For a boy age 7 up (as the book recommendation claims), I think this would be a very enjoyable read. I really think my son is going to like this one. I can imagine all his friends enjoying it. The adventures Roald Dahl captures are right up there for my son and his friends. But my daughter really disliked it and found it 'boring' (her words).
As for myself, here are where my issues and likes were formed. First off, I loved that it was Ronald Dahl that I was reading about. I have enjoyed his other books over the years, and to read about him really took my interest. I enjoyed the first 3/4th's of the book. Then, I started to want to skip the pages. Not only the pages, but to be honest I could have skipped the last few chapters. I got to the stage where I found it repetitive. Same story but different place and planes. I just wanted to see him get back home.
So, where does this leave Going Solo? I am pleased it is on my bookcase but I will be picky as to whom I offer it to for reading.
Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy his world wide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the Action and into the mind of this fascinating man.