Kevin R. (kcrouth) - , reviewed The Wayward Bus (Twentieth Century Classics Series) on
A handful of strangers, thrown together for 24 hours by chance circumstances, discover themselves and each other as none of them imaged possible. The bus on which they are traveling breaks down, not once, but twice, creating a dynamic mixing of events and personalities, which probe and reveal some of the deepest aspects of who they are, who they want to be, and why. A brilliant exploration of the depth and breadth of what it means to be human, both alone, and in a chance community formed by fate. Steinbeck remains one of my favorite and most respected authors for the realism and depth with which he paints his characters. This is a great story of life's real journey, covering so much of what life is about.