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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
Tom Wolfe does an admirable job of getting close to Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.
The whole book is written really well and the story is told well, it just almost seems that the same things are happening over and over.
He covered so much ground and had such a wealth of ideas and insights that the topic was irrelevent anyway.
one of the first books i read back in 1970 ,it was great to read it againPublished 2 days ago by DOUG TRULLINGER
I was in Junior High when the psychedelic revolution was happening...I heard bits and pieces but did not understand the big picture... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Richard D. Gress
fun read but not as good as bonfire of the vanities.a must read . One of Tom Wolfe's finest works and a must read or cult status top.of ths list for historical pulp. Read morePublished 19 days ago by NOLAdani
Wonderful expose piece on the Merry Pranksters and Ken Kesey. Solid read.Published 24 days ago by Adam Harrison
I don't know what the hell to make of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test but I enjoyed every word of it and how Mr. Wolfe writes.Published 29 days ago by Brian Condron
The book is more interesting now than it was 30 years ago, when I tried to read it for the first time. The first time I read it, I put it down after the first chapter.Published 1 month ago by Eric Lemke
This has to be the worst book I've read all the way threw, without stopping because it was so bad. The author, editor, and publisher all had to be actually on acid to release... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pen Name