The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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Ken Kesey was a Golden Boy -- scholar, actor, star athlete, one of the outstanding novelists of his generation. But his life took a turn. He did drugs, publicly and flagrantly, and became the 1960's incarnation of all that was meant by "hippie."

Tom Wolfe turned a tour with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters into THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST. He recounts their romp across America in the first psychedelic bus, their alliance with the Hell's Angels, their conversion of the biggest anti-Vietnam rally of all time into a freak-out, their games of hide and seek with the law -- all with a depth and inventiveness that makes this book one of the most memorable journalistic odysseys of our time. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 22/03/10
When I was young and reading this, I was very impressed by "the intellectuals at Berkeley." I didn't see the jibe in it. The protest where Kesey denounced protests, etc. And I think I still fail to catch what the ending is supposed to imply. "We blew ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/03/07
I read this during the summer in either high school or college; probably high school, now that I think of it. I was into the hippie scene at the time and anything relating to the Grateful Dead was a must.

More important, this was my introduct

More important, this was my introduction to Wolfe. ...Continua


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