First of all, I have to say it's not a bad book. It's actually pretty good if you like that kind of writing. Unfortunately, I don't.
I guess I started to read it with high expectations, because every review I read said the book was amazing and it as going to change my way to see the world. That didn't happen.
Perhaps it was because I read it in English instead of going for the translated one, but I didn't enjoy it like I was hoping to.
The naivety of Candide sometimes exasperated me, even if I knew it was made to be like that, it was just so UUUUUGGGGHHH.
I won't say it was a completely waste of time, because the book does has some pretty good phrases and maybe advices if you like, but, not my cup of tea.