hello all, I was hoping to start a bus/travels reading list where we could offer a suggestion or two and perhaps a brief review. I'll start us off with a couple, please add!
the electric kool-aid acid test-- tom wolfe
while I personally find this book a bit abbrasive to read (the sporadic nature of it is a bit much for me) I think it is a crucial book in understanding "bus culture." maybe it is just because my bus was multi-colored, but people would often comment to me about this book.
travels with charley, in search of america-- john steinbeck
"in september 1960, john steinbeck and his poodle, charley, embarked on a journey across america, a picaresque tale, this chronicle of their trip meanders through scenic backroads and speeds along anonymous superhighways, moving from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases." this is a wonderful book which captures life on the road and gives great (poetic) discriptions of many beautiful places (like the redwoods).
the majic bus, an american odyssey-- douglas brinkley
this book tells the true story of a college professor who creates a moving classroom on a bus in the 1990s. the book gives great history, great quotes, and great stories about busing around america.
don't let the pigeon drive the bus!-- mo willems
this is a picture book about a rebelious pigeon who drives a bus while the driver is out for lunch. cute pictures, and a wonderful quote for bus driving "watch out, pigeon at the wheel" (yelled many a time on my trip).
please add! and discuss!