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This edition was specially created in 1990 for Quality Paperback Books by arrangement with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.


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This edition was specially created in 1990 for Quality Paperback Books by arrangement with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.

54 review for The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test/The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby/Radical Chic & Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

    Read stoned and "america' will finaĺly make sence Read stoned and "america' will finaĺly make sence

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Seems really dated and irrelevant now. Meh.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Herschel

    The Unspoken Thing; Kesey's role and the whole direction the Pranksters were taking-all the pranksters were conscious of it, but none of them put it into words, as I say. They made a point of not putting it into words. that in itself was one of the unspoken rules. If you label it this, then it can't be that....Kesey took great pains not to make his role explicit. he wasn't the authority, somebody else was: "Babbs says...." "Page says...." he wasn't the leader, he was the "non-navigator." Quotes f The Unspoken Thing; Kesey's role and the whole direction the Pranksters were taking-all the pranksters were conscious of it, but none of them put it into words, as I say. They made a point of not putting it into words. that in itself was one of the unspoken rules. If you label it this, then it can't be that....Kesey took great pains not to make his role explicit. he wasn't the authority, somebody else was: "Babbs says...." "Page says...." he wasn't the leader, he was the "non-navigator." Quotes from Kesey that I enjoyed: "You're either on the bus or off the bus." "feed the hungry bee," "Nothing lasts," "See with your ears and hear with your eyes," "Put your good where it will do the most," "What did the mirror say? It's done with people." The in inscrutable koans, in which the ovice says, "what is the secret of Zen?" and the Hui-neng the master says, "What did your face look like before your parents begat you?" "On the the face of it there was just a group of people who had shared an unusal psychological state, the LSD experience- They all began with an overwhelming new experience, what Joachim Wach called the experience of the holy," and Max Weber, "possession of the deity," the sense o being a vessel of the divine, of the All-one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Greg

    I've only read "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and not the others, but it was a breath of fresh air even though it was written in the 60's. It seemed to really capture the feel of experience that they had, and it felt like a mental documentary to me (that is that all documentaries are based upon a perspective, and this clearly had a perspective). It's amazing what was being done at that time culturally and literally. I've only read "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and not the others, but it was a breath of fresh air even though it was written in the 60's. It seemed to really capture the feel of experience that they had, and it felt like a mental documentary to me (that is that all documentaries are based upon a perspective, and this clearly had a perspective). It's amazing what was being done at that time culturally and literally.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    I think your opinion of a book depends on who you are when you read it. I read this in college, and it opened my eyes. It was my #1 favorite for a while. Not sure how I woudl feel about it if I read it now. I'm not quite as liberal. I think your opinion of a book depends on who you are when you read it. I read this in college, and it opened my eyes. It was my #1 favorite for a while. Not sure how I woudl feel about it if I read it now. I'm not quite as liberal.

  6. 4 out of 5

    J

    I didn't finish the acid test because I tried reading this while at a residential job where I could be (and was) interrupted frequently which didn't really work with the attention this story requires. Someday I want to pick it up again and give it another shot. I didn't finish the acid test because I tried reading this while at a residential job where I could be (and was) interrupted frequently which didn't really work with the attention this story requires. Someday I want to pick it up again and give it another shot.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kennedy

    I would recommend to: folks that lived through this generation (you're about 60-70 years old now), and especially folks that didn't--just to get a "his"torical point of view regarding what was happening when Kesey's groupies intersected a few bonafide history making events of the '60s. I would recommend to: folks that lived through this generation (you're about 60-70 years old now), and especially folks that didn't--just to get a "his"torical point of view regarding what was happening when Kesey's groupies intersected a few bonafide history making events of the '60s.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    I love this mind bending kaleidoscopic hippy trip book!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Ryan

    A rite of passage.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lina Malink

    I read this in (probably) high school. I should pick it up again and refresh myself.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jerry

    Required reading in some intro college level (or high school lit) classes. As it should be. Clever.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    A must read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Noran

    [the cover is silver with black type -- thick because it has the book along with several essays] his style really grabbed me and i proceeded to read the rest of his books.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Lu

    acid test is of course fun but the other two are unbearable. really. just too frantic and no payoff.

  15. 5 out of 5

    M. Hornbuckle

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mitchish

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joffre Swait

  18. 4 out of 5

    David Ketcham

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nick Stricharchuk

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bill Neville

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dave

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marla

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris Larson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Maulden

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cory Watkins

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sally

  29. 5 out of 5

    Patty Young

  30. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Crotty

  31. 4 out of 5

    Cait Flynn

  32. 5 out of 5

    John

  33. 5 out of 5

    Omphale23

  34. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  35. 4 out of 5

    Dara

  36. 5 out of 5

    Ben

  37. 5 out of 5

    Chauni

  38. 4 out of 5

    Sava Hecht

  39. 5 out of 5

    Interzone

  40. 4 out of 5

    Sari Lynn

  41. 4 out of 5

    Leah

  42. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  43. 5 out of 5

    Tano

  44. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  45. 4 out of 5

    Johnny

  46. 4 out of 5

    Darrenglass

  47. 5 out of 5

    Dustin

  48. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

  49. 5 out of 5

    Bret

  50. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

  51. 4 out of 5

    Amy (folkpants)

  52. 5 out of 5

    Msstressa

  53. 4 out of 5

    Boreas

  54. 5 out of 5

    Phillip

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