Thursday, April 26, 2012

Books read in 2012: No. 36 -- Candide

by Voltaire

Started: April 26
Finished: April 28

Notes: I read this satirical novel by the great philosopher years ago during college, but I'm drawn to it again because I soon plan to read the story "Voltaire's Adventures Before Candide" by Martin Gibbs, an author I've recently discovered through my very own Interviews of writers. So, basically I'm doing a little brushing up before moving onto Martin's story.

Mini review: I had forgotten just how funny Voltaire could be, and the ending was more philosophical than I had remembered. After all Candide's adventures, the few ups and the many downs, he seems to finally come to the conclusion that the best place for man is to "cultivate our garden." I like that.

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