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Five Essential Tom Wolfe Books You Should Read

Esquire (UK) Logo By Tyler Coates of Esquire (UK) | Slide 1 of 5: This is the book that put Tom Wolfe on the map. His second book follows author Ken Kesey and his followers, the Merry Pranksters, who trekked across American in a painted schoolbus. Along the way, the Pranksters encounter The Grateful Dead, the Hells Angels, and Allen Ginsberg, all while dropping LSD and expanding their consciousness. It's a seminal text in the New Journalism movement, an essential look at the '60s counterculture.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)

This is the book that put Tom Wolfe on the map. His second book follows author Ken Kesey and his followers, the Merry Pranksters, who trekked across American in a painted schoolbus. Along the way, the Pranksters encounter The Grateful Dead, the Hells Angels, and Allen Ginsberg, all while dropping LSD and expanding their consciousness. It's a seminal text in the New Journalism movement, an essential look at the '60s counterculture.

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