The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

››› Download audio book for free. ‹‹‹ Original Title: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ISBN: 0553380648 ISBN13: 9780553380644 Autor: Tom Wolfe Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars (5126) counts Original Format: Paperback, 416 pages Download Format: PDF, FB2, MOBI, MP3. Published: October 5th 1999 / by Bantam / (first published August 1968) Language: English Genre(s): Nonfiction- 696 users History- 227 users Classics- 136 users

Description: 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.

About Author:

Wolfe was educated at Washington and Lee Universities and also at Yale, where he received a PhD in American studies. Tom Wolfe spent his early days as a Washington Post beat reporter, where his free-association, onomatopoetic style would later become the trademark of New Journalism. In books such as The Electric Koolaid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe delves into the inner workings of the mind, writing about the unconscious decisions people make in their lives. His attention to eccentricities of human behavior and language and to questions of social status are considered unparalleled in the American literary canon. He is one of the founders of the movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Tom Wolfe is also famous for coining and defining the term .

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- The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Paperback)

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- The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test (Mass Market Paperback)

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Nov 11, 2009 Kaya Rated it: liked it You know those books that blew your mind in high school? Like Siddhartha or anything by Bukowski or Nietzche and you read it in a cafe trying to look cool to the older hippies who ran the place and one of them sleazed up to you and said, "you have beautiful skin" and gave you a copy of Tom Wolfe's book on the Merry Pranksters and tried to get you to go out back and smoke a suspiciously tangy looking joint which you delcline but take the book, and read it and are briefly tempted to run off to a c You know those books that blew your mind in high school? Like Siddhartha or anything by Bukowski or Nietzche and you read it in a cafe trying to look cool to the older hippies who ran the place and one of them sleazed up to you and said, "you have beautiful skin" and gave you a copy of Tom Wolfe's book on the Merry Pranksters and tried to get you to go out back and smoke a suspiciously tangy looking joint which you delcline but take the book, and read it and are briefly tempted to run off to a commune you've heard about in Arcata where women do their own pap smears with hand mirrors (that's what the brochure said) and then twenty years later you find a copy of Woolfe's book in a weird used bookstore and re-read it and think, Christ, hippies were fucking annoying? 157 likes 10 comments deleted user I love your analysis. I feel the same way - the story only holds that magical quality for a short period of time in your life. Hippies ARE annoying

Sep 20, 2014 06:21AM

Sam I may or may not identify with at least half of this from first-hand experience…

Oct 07, 2016 07:15AM

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