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