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ConnieAnnKirk
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First Impressions of CANDIDE

Once you have finished the novel, use this thread to share your first impressions.  What did you like about it?  Did you find anything particularly challenging or difficult?
 
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grayelf
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Re: First Impressions of CANDIDE

After the first ten chapters, it seems an brisk read.  It certainly isn't like Swift.
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vronka2
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Re: First Impressions of CANDIDE

One of the qualities I like best about Candide is its flippant tone from the first couplet. It starts with that fairy-tale "once upon a time" quality that's a dead giveaway that Candide is gonna get into trouble!
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TammieCorcoran
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Re: First Impressions of CANDIDE

I like the "attitude" of the story.  It's a fun reading and very interesting.  This is definitely a book you can sit down and read in a day.  The characters are very interesting.
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