Friday, March 27, 2015
Book Review: Going Solo
Narrative Nonfiction, Adventure, Autobiography
Book Review by: James Lawrence
Going Solo by Roald Dahl is more than just another boring autobiography. For one, Roald Dahl is an author, not a movie star or sports player who knows nothing about writing. But that is far from all that is good about this book. Going Solo is about Dahl’s adventures working for Shell Oil in the African Savanna and flying fighter planes in World War II.
Dahl embarks on many exciting adventures, fights for his country, and sends readers on an adventurous thrill ride. Another great thing about this book is the writing style. It is a non-fiction book, but it is narrative non-fiction, which means it feels like you are reading a fiction novel. Many people find non-fiction books boring and this is a great book for people like that. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, adventurous read.