Frank Cottrell Boyce was commissioned to write the sequel to Ian Fleming's classic novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rides Again. This book ended on a cliff hanger, with the new owners of Chitty travelling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. This, the follow up, starts immediately where the last book left off, and carries on the rip roaring pace of its prequel. It is fast moving, exciting and full of twists and turns, none of which make a huge amount of sense if you view the book with any kind of logical mind at all, and which, if you are a picky adult like me, will drive you bonkers. If you are looking for a very silly, rather funny adventure story about a flying, time travelling car, then this book will be perfect and the plot inconsistencies won't bother you at all. What might is that this book ends on yet another cliff hanger meaning you are going to have to wait and buy the next one to find out what actually happens in the end.
I love Frank Cottrell Boyce as a writer. His books are some of the best things to have been written for children in years, but do not judge his work by the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang volumes, as they really do not do him justice. Start with Millions and Cosmic instead.