Title: Over to You
Author: Roald Dahl
Page Count/Review Word Count: 160
This collection of Roald Dahl’s short stories all take place during the Second World War. Dahl himself had some experience in the struggle, but he explains right at the start of the book that the stories here aren’t based on his real life experiences. I’m sure they were inspired by them, but the names, faces and places had been changed and I mean there was a story or two which were downright supernatural.
Overall, the stories here were okay, but I actually found myself getting bored during the air combat scenes, and I would have thought that they’d be the fun parts. I’m also not really sure that I’d recommend reading this over some of Dahl’s non-fiction memoirs about his role in the war. Oh, and there were a few racist-ish bits that might make you uncomfortable.