what a great book. John Steinbeck travelled with Charley a long time ago. I wonder if someone was to travel, take the same path that John took, what he or she would have to say. I had picked up the book not knowing what it was going to be and learnt a few things and then was surprised, not as much by the story of the places he went through but the last place he went to. In the final chapters he delves into his experience in the deep south and his experience with race. John wrote this before the civil rights movements goals was fully realized and I would like to see if the country has fundamentally changed since, because as he says “feelings” are a very difficult thing to change.