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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test I don t want to be rude to you fellows from the City, but there s been things going on out here that you would never guess in your wildest million years, old buddyOh, to having lived in the Sixties All the things people whisper and get reminiscent about today comes alive in The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test It certainly was a ride, in the most literal sense of the word.I mean, this book is nuts Crazy Insane Tom Wolfe presents his experience of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry PrankstersI don t want to be rude to you fellows from the City, but there s been things going on out here that you would never guess in your wildest million years, old buddyOh, to having lived in the Sixties All the things people whisper and get reminiscent about today comes alive in The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test It certainly was a ride, in the most literal sense of the word.I mean, this book is nuts Crazy Insane Tom Wolfe presents his experience of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, who traveled across the United States in a colourfully painted school bus named Further In the 60s they became famous for their use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs and unknowingly lay the fou A mega doozy A unique fauxdopey emblem of hippie Americana that blows angelic trumpets in your face with the celebration of a dadaesque topsy turvy rover s lifestyle So, oh so VERY unique Is it all nonfiction Really Or is it a horror film in disguise no, no, just hear me out wherein body snatchers captivate the fragile minds of the youth, ensnaring them in major LSD consumption, intersubjectivity, codependent thinking and a fantastical creation of genuine communal attachment The hipp A mega doozy A unique fauxdopey emblem of hippie Americana that blows angelic trumpets in your face with the celebration of a dadaesque topsy turvy rover s lifestyle So, oh so VERY unique Is it all nonfiction Really Or is it a horror film in disguise no, no, just hear me out wherein body snatchers captivate the fragile minds of the youth, ensnaring them in major LSD consumption, intersubjectivity, codependent thinking and a fantastical creation of genuine communal attachment The hippies were a group that s just if not , at the time self aware as conceited as all of th On the bus or off the bus The trolley glided along the tracks Hovering, floating, flying The ticket checker, his name tag read Mitchell, had the head of a warthog Feed the bee , he said What Jeff seemed trapped in a powerful time space vortex His hands looked rubbery, like Plastic Plastic Man But drawn by a meth freak A bunny, half gold, half silver, Day Glo halo, blood dripping from its fangs Feed the bee , she said Feed it now It s hungry Jeff turned to the other passen On the bus or off the bus The trolley glided along the tracks Hovering, floating, flying The ticket checker, his name tag read Mitchell, had the head of a warthog Feed the bee , he said What Jeff seemed trapped in a powerful time space vortex His hands looked rubbery, like Plastic Plastic Man But drawn by a meth freak A bunny, half gold, half silver, Day Glo halo, blood dripping from its fangs Feed the bee , she said Feed i These nut jobs actually came to Houston with their bus and parked it two doors down from my best friend in Houston Around 1969, moon, Led Zeppelin touring, people taking LSD and sitting on the hill in Hermann Park staring at the sun My older brother and sister would drag me along to look at the hippies then the next day in the paper would be another story of a young Houston man who had become blind forever by roasting his retinas with pupils wide open looking at the sun Guess I should h These nut jobs actually came to Houston with their bus and parked it two doors down from my best friend in Houston Around 1969, moon, Led Zeppelin touring, people taking LSD and sitting on the hill in Hermann Park staring at the sun My older brother and sister would drag me along to look at the hippies then the next day in the paper would be another story of a young Houston man who had become blind forever by roasting his retinas with pupils wide open looking at the sun Guess I should have given him my shades.Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters are the subject of this real life look I love anything to do with the hippie movement I m looking at the era through idealist eyes but it was such a time of great change, great music, great clothes and freedom After my midterm on Tuesday I was lucky enough to find an old 68 edition of this book being given away for free at the student trade shelf, and it was excellent Bizarre, funny, interesting and unforgettable, The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test is one of the strangest things I ve ever read but also one of the most addictive sto I love anything to do with This book was a huge disappointment It s hard to believe that a book that included so many interesting people, Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsbergh and Neal Cassady just to name a few, could be so tedious and uninteresting Wolfe s descriptions are clunky and monotonous This is a guy who is about as square and straight as they come attempting to describe to his readers what it was like for Kesey and the merry pranksters to be high on acid and most of it reads like a hollow impersonation of Jack Kerouac This book was a huge disappointment It s hard to believe that a book that included so many interesting people, Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsbergh and Neal Cassady just to name a few, could be so tedious and uninteresting Wolfe s descriptions are clunky and monotonous This is a guy who is about as square and straight as they come attemptin What we are, we re going to wail with on this whole trip What Ken Kesey is is a prick, so let s not get any delusions about that But most great leaders are pricks, and the case Wolfe is making in this masterful biography is that Kesey, in his way, was a great leader His early days on the Furthur bus, discovering LSD and inventing the psychedelic movement, come off like Stanley or Shackleton explorers in new lands, leading a ragtag but brave band of adventurers into dangerous frontier territ What we are, we re going to wail with on this whole trip What Ken Kesey is is a prick, so let s not get any delusions about that But most great leaders are pricks, and the case Wolfe is making in this masterful biography is that Kesey, in his way, was a great leader His early days on the Furthur bus, discovering LSD and inventing the psychedelic movement, come off like Stanley or Shackleton explorers in new lands, leading a ragtag but brave band of adventurers into dangerous frontier territory The middle part makes you feel like Kesey was really on the edge of something new or at least that he really, really wanted to First time around, this book positively made me want to try acid Jury s still out on that one, folks. I think this should have been half the length Most pages seemed as though Tom Wolfe was simply describing some seventies hippy picture in as much detail as possible It would have beeneffective if he just showed me the picture. 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 the Author: Tom Wolfe

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 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 New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.Tom Wolfe is also famous for coining and defining the termfiction absolute.http us.macmillan.com author tomwolfe


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