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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

by Tom Wolfe

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Synopsis

I looked around and people's faces were distorted...lights were flashing everywhere...the screen at the end of the room had three or four different films on it at once, and the strobe light was flashing faster than it had been...the band was playing but I couldn't hear the music...people were dancing...someone came up to me and I shut my eyes and with a machine he projected images on the back of my eye-lids...I sought out a person I trusted and he laughed and told me that the Kool-Aid had been spiked and that I was beginning my first LSD experience...

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Press Reviews

Every word seems placed with a care and a skill of contrivance... A major journalistic contribution to the future analysis of our own and America's strange period of this century * Guardian * An amazing book... A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the nonfiction novel * The Village Voice * Electrifying * San Francisco Chronicle * A life-changer, a rabble-rouser, a mind-blower, a gathering of the tribes, a call to arms, a manifesto for a new society, a car repair manual, a fly-on-the-paisley-patterned-wall account of a cultural revolution - a masterpiece! -- Jarvis Cocker The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter * New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552993661
Publication date: 17th February 1989
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Biography: general, History of the Americas,

About Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (1931-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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