Top 10 Beatnik Novels

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test


Published in 1968, this psychedelically driven work from new journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe is a warped ‘nonfiction’ tale of a small group of prankster friends making their way across the county in their bus named ‘Further’. As they travel, each of the group reaches some kind of revelation via the use of LSD etc. with Wolfe there to take down exact and detailed accounts of what was happening, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a first-hand account of the 1960’s acid movement.