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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.
Wonderful expose piece on the Merry Pranksters and Ken Kesey. Solid read.Published 5 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 10 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 1 month ago by Pen Name
Interesting and good read. I was remembering seeing the news back in the day. Brought back memories. Loved it and would recommend especially if you grew up in the 60's and 70's.Published 2 months ago by Cynthia A Bowers
I have read this book a couple of times, bought it on here after I loaned it out and did not get it back. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carm
Language in the right hands is still one of mankinds greatest tools. Better than the music, the films, the libraries filled with analyses, the reminiscences of great Ken and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Quinton Fox
I was looking for a book that was along the lines of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and this pretty much hit the spot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by averath
It is pathetic that these useless individuals would get such a great author to write about them. They are a poison to the country and they are a great illness to our culture. Read morePublished 3 months ago by yanks45a1