The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God is a collection of witty, disturbing, and insightful stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Though translated into English, The Bus Driver who Wanted to Be God demonstrates that Keret’s skill with words transcends language and cultural barriers.
A convenience store at the mouth of hell, a uterus on display in a museum, an afterlife for suicides, and an existential bus driver are all absurd ideas on their own, but Keret transforms them into thoughtful reflections on life that will linger on in the mind of the reader for days after. With a short, driven style, Keret’s work is best enjoyed a story at a time rather than in one sitting, making this slim collection a welcome addition to the collections of both avid and casual readers.
Etgar Kete’s The Bus Driver who Wanted to Be God is easily available through major online booksellers.