The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

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And Wolfe trips along until the Cuckoo's grounded. . . a sorry, sad, sordid head-ache. But a mad master portrait for Wolfe.
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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.
 

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Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.
 
Published August 19, 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 436 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Oct 13 2011

And Wolfe trips along until the Cuckoo's grounded. . . a sorry, sad, sordid head-ache. But a mad master portrait for Wolfe.

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Above average
Reviewed by C. D. B. BRYAN on Aug 18 2008

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is a celebration of psychedelia, of all its sounds and costumes, colors and fantasies. Wolfe, like Mailer, participates instead of merely reporting. Wolfe, like Mailer, makes no pretense of being objective.

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