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Following in the steps of Voltaire, the authors create a satiric adventure tale with many of the earmarks of the original Candide. It is deliberately episodic, each chapter detailing a complete new adventure. Furthermore, it is ludicrously fast-paced, events unrolling at incredible speeds. The effect of such rapidity is to reduce actions and events to the level of absurdity and farce. In every single episode Candy is either duped into a sexual imbroglio or naively volunteers her services (without realizing her partners' motives). A recurrent feature of such a fiction is the comic "cognitio." Characters like Daddy, Uncle Jack, Aunt Livia, a guru disappear only to turn up and be suddenly recognized under very astounding circumstances. In addition, a dynamic satiric ploy recurrently utilized is anticlimax; Candy is again and again manipulated into a sexual encounter of great violence, yet most often the event is not consummated; instead, some...

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