Title: Going Solo
Author: Roald Dahl
Page Count/Review Word Count: 214
Going Solo is Roald Dahl’s second autobiography and it basically follows on from Boy. For me, though, Boy is the better volume because it relates back to his work some more and also because it’s just delightful to read about the childhood of a children’s author.
This book is pretty much entirely about Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War. He was a part of a tiny squadron in Greece that was heavily outnumbered and so it was interesting to read this one purely because of its historic value. That said, it did also get a little bit samey because it didn’t feel like there was much development. We just followed Dahl from one airbase to another and we know that he didn’t get into any serious trouble because he didn’t die.
It is still a good read though, and I’m glad that I finally picked it up after it’s been sat on my shelf for a while. I don’t think I’ll ever re-read it, but I do think it’ll give me some more context into his life as and when I get to the rest of his stuff. So there’s that.