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And in this best of all possible worlds... sdb

Posted by Racer on April 9, 2008, at 8:26:13

In reply to Re: Candide: Or, Optimism (recommendation), posted by sdb on February 25, 2008, at 10:07:29

I enjoyed Candide, when I read it, many, many, many years ago. (I won't say how many -- I hate admitting I'm that old...)

Poor Dr Pangloss, he certainly suffered for it, didn't he? Quite a good book, and well worth reading. Voltaire is not one of my favorite writers -- I am not fond of translations, and don't read French -- but this would be on my list of 50 Books Everyone Should Read.

(My list, by the way, is not based on "oh, everyone should read them because they're things you need to know. It's based more on a sort of "these are 50 books that have added the most richness to my life, and I want to share that with as many people as possible." I hope no one is offended at the S-Word...)

Good suggestion, and I hope others read it, too.




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