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Time travel, spaceships, and a wizard with a grudge.


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Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age, by Stefan Soto (a.k.a. Stephen Doster) is a work of pure genius. Told entirely from Candide’s perspective, this book is full of wit and irony (a word whose meaning is debated several times by key characters). This is the perfect read for those well-versed in classic literature, but even those without that background will find this story entertaining.

Personally, I couldn’t stop myself from bursting out laughing at several scenes in the book. And the plot is well-crafted, too. I gasped several times as an unexpected twist unfolded or a new obstacle presented itself before our intrepid adventurers. (Okay, so maybe Candide wasn’t always all that intrepid.)

Part of what makes this novel magical is how deftly Soto/Doster weaves characters from other stories together.

In this re-imagining of literary history the two meet Cyrano De Bergerac, Merlin, Sherlock Holmes, the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dean Moriarty , Elizabeth Darcy (née Bennett) Mr. Darcy and multitude of historical figures, and share unexpected encounters with people from their past.

~excerpt from official Amazon blurb

If you’re searching for a book with amazing characters, a stellar plot, and hilarious shenanigans, this is the book for you.

 

More by Stephen Doster

Goodreads: 10 Other Books

Website: Stephen Doster

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