"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 just beginning my first LSD experience . . ."
Not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book, by the bestselling author of 'The Bonefire of the Vanities'.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 05 / 1989
- 127 x 198 x 23mm
An Awesome read
This is a brilliant non-fiction novel. Tom Wolfe expertly blends his fiction prose with his journalism techniques together to create a history of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and the counter-culture of the '6os they were such a huge part of. The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test is wonderfully insightful, informative and funny.