Always comes the moment when it’s time to take the Prankster circus further on towards Edge City. And always at this point some good souls are startled. Kesey can remember them all, people who thought he was great so long as his fantasy coincided with theirs. But every time he pushed on further–and he always pushed on further–they became confused and resentful. 

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test