Candy - Mason Hoffenberg, Terry Southern

I have no idea what I just read.

I picked this up because Terry Southern was involved in the creation of Barbarella, so I thought I’d give this book a shot and see what a Terry Southern version of Candide would look like.


As it turns out, it would look like a 60s porn film. Or like Barbarella without reputable acting or a requirement to pass censors….or even a hint of a plot.


Of course it’s also outdated and the depiction of clueless Candy Christian is relentlessly annoying when reading in this day and age.


Not for me.



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