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Kesey's theatrical metamorphosis from the distinguished author of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest to the abominable shaman of the "Acid Test" soirees that launched The Grateful Dead required Wolfe's Day-Glo prose account to endure (though Kesey's own musings in Demon Box are no slouch either). Even now, Wolfe's book gives what Wolfe clearly got from Kesey: a contact high. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Tom Wolfe is a groove and a gas. Everyone should send him money and other fine things. Hats off to Tom Wolfe!"--Terry Southern
"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book . . . the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter . . . Vibrating dazzle!"--The New York Times
"Some consider Mailer our greatest journalist; my candidate is Wolfe."--Studs Terkel, Book Week
"A Day-Glo book, illuminating, merry, surreal!"--The Washington Post
"Electrifying."--San Francisco Chronicle
"An amazing book . . . A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the nonfiction novel."--The Village Voice
"Among journalists, Wolfe is a genuine 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."--Newsweek
Crazy horrible book not my type had to read it for american lit classPublished 2 days ago by Cynthia
Are you a Deadhead? Phishhead? Hippie?
Forget Leary...Kesey was GENESIS. He and the Pranksters started it all.
Not to be missed. Period. Read more
A mind blowing adventure that on many levels take you straight to the events that came to color an era, written in a form true to the spirit Of the idea. Read morePublished 11 days ago by cakism
Every thing about this book said "Read" for me. Came of age in the 70's , Interested in 60's, live in NorCal, However I found it a sluggish read.Published 1 month ago by Cycle Kid
Yes, it is almost the same as the older first edition. There were a few things I noticed that were edited differently but if you've never read a first edition you will never know... Read morePublished 1 month ago by brandi shutt
I can't get interested in a book that is about people who are always high on acid.Published 2 months ago by John P. Herakovich
I slogged through this mess. Its about 120 pages too long. No way this needed to be more than 300 pages. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NoOneYouKnow