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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Paperback – Aug 19 2008

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Sixth Printing edition (Aug. 19 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031242759X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312427597
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“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

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Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led 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.

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