The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Using techniques from the genre of hysterical realism and pioneering new journalism, the "nonfiction novel" tells the story of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. The book follows the Pranksters across the country driving in a psychedelic painted school bus dubbed "Furthur," reaching what they considered to be personal and collective revelations through the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs. The novel also describes the Acid Tests, early performances by The Grateful Dead, and Kesey's exile to Mexico.

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
america, drug culture, hippie culture, journeys, musicians, nonconformity
Author
Tom Wolfe
Author
Black Swan
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0552993662 (find on Amazon)

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