The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test

Book - 1969
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Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism, "An American classic" ( Newsweek ) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books 1969, c1968.
Edition: Bantam ed.
ISBN: 9780312427597
031242759X
Branch Call Number: 917.3 Wolfe
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,18 cm.

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Wolfe details his wild cross-country ride with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, offering a vivid portrayal of the hippie subculture.


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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Nov 19, 2014

A freewheeling, adrenalin- (and other substances) fueled joyride into the 60s hippie/acid culture. Wolfe was there, right in the mix with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and comes back with an often hilarious and always entertaining account of his observations.

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pattyskypants
Jan 05, 2012

"In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information o the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous part of man's potential experience without his even knowing it. We're shut off from our own world."

daymakerdave Feb 19, 2011

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mburke26 Jul 06, 2009

An excellent read as a follow up to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road". The two encompass similar time frames and characters.

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