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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

 
 
 
 
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
ISBN 13: 9780312427597
ISBN 10: 31242759
Edition: Sixth Printing
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $17.00
 
 

Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel, chronicling the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey lead a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced "acid tests" all along the way. Long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, Wolfe's ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967, will live long in the counter-culture canon of American literature.

Newsweek

Among journalists, Wolfe is a geniune poet; what makes him so good is his ability to get inside, to not merely describe (although he is a superb reporter), but to get under the skin of a phenomenon and transmit its metabolic rhythm.