Nella seconda parte del percorso autobiografico cominciato con "Boy", troviamo Dahl ardito pilota, sempre pronto a cogliere i lati curiosi dell'esistenza, dei personaggi, delle situazioni. Passa dinoccolato tra un'esplosione e un'altra, da una missione pericolosa a un'altra, senza retorica, senza odio. Durante tutto questo periodo, dal Kenya, dall'Iraq, dall'Egitto, continua a scrivere alla sua mamma con inalterabile amore, e la successione delle foto di guerra si chiude con quella del cottage di lei, dove finalmente, miracolosamente, l'eroe riesce a tornare. Età di lettura: da 11 anni.
- ISBN: 8862565747
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 237
Going Solo (Roald Dahl's Autobiography #2), Roald Dahl Going Solo is a book by Roald Dahl, first published by Jonathan Cape in London in 1986. It is a continuation of his autobiography describing his childhood, Boy and detailed his travel to Africa and exploits as a World War II pilot. تاریخ نخستین خ Leggi tutto
Whew! This man did more 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 ta
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 Leggi tutto
Roald Dahl’s funny and vivid second autobiography covers the 1930s and 40s. It deals with his time in: Africa Dodging deadly black mamba snakes. Greece Fighting against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Athens with only seven rickety planes. Palestine As a witness to the prelude of the creation of the Zionis Leggi tutto
Wow, Roald was in some series air battles during World War II. I mean he could have easily died. It might not be true, but I think he came through all that mess so he could write these children's stories for the world. He should have died many times during the Battle for Athens and all the other tim Leggi tutto
“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 Leggi tutto
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 go Leggi tutto
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 more 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 Leggi tutto
I have a very personal relationship with Going Solo (one of my favorite books by one of my all-time favorite authors), so this review is going to be a bit personal and perhaps somewhat irrelevant. My Going Solo As a child, I'd devoured all of Dahl's books including this one, but its depth and underly Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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