Saturday, April 20, 2013
Candide by Voltaire
Candide, The Optimist is a terribly sad yet funny tale of the misery of life. I suspect Voltaire had fun writing this, coming up with the most horrible situations and amazing tales which span numerous continents and interacting with various historical figures. It is the story of Candide, an innocent young man, who believes his schooling, that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." With this philosophy, Candide is tested to see if this theory is true.
I highly recommend this novel, it's a rather quick read (possibly completed in one long sitting) and is a true page turner, you will keep asking yourself while reading, what next catastrophe could possibly happen to these people!?