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137. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon...

November 9, 2010
I picked up Diana Gabaldon's Outlander because I'd seen it mentioned before (as a good read, of course!), and it was on sale on B&N for my nook...

Title: Outlander (Outlander #1)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
ISBN-13: 9780440212560
Publisher: Random House, 1992
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Source: Purchased

drey's thoughts:
I have a new literary hero--Jamie Fraser. *swoon* Diana Gabaldon's Outlander is a story big on adventure. Add in time-travel, sexy Scots, dangerous Englishmen, political wrangling, and a wee bit (hah!) of magic, and you have a tome that begs to be finished, and stays with you for a while after.

Claire Randall is taking a break from being a nurse during WWII when she falls through time to land in 1743, smack dab in the middle of a Scotland torn by war. Confused and wary, it takes her a while to accept that this is her new reality, and even longer to adjust to it. Meeting Jamie Fraser and the clan MacKenzie puts her on the path to being a bigamist, albeit unwittingly--although, is that what you'd describe her as, if her husbands exist in different centuries, and the current one may cause the previous one to not ever have been born? But things being what they are, and choices being very limited, she does what she has to, to survive.

She never counted on falling in love with Jamie. Then again, those who've read Outlander are probably all in love with Jamie... *grin* Gripping is probably an understatement for how much Outlander makes you ignore everything else so you can find out what happens to Jamie and Claire... And after you've finished it, you realize that there are more books!! Yikes! I am going to need a vacation to read these!

Have you read the Outlander series? What did you think?

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+


bermudaonion said...

I've never read this book - I'm intimidated by its length - but everyone at a baby shower I recently attended was talking about it.

Unknown said...

I listened to the first Outlander on Audio.There were parts that were really good and I loved the story line. The books seemed boring in spots though. Maybe I would have been better off reading this one first prior to listening to it. I do know that I have a whole new outlook on a man in a kilt! ')

coffeeeeeeeee said...

I love, love, LOVE the outlander series! You really MUST read the series. You fall in love with the characters and mss them when you're done. I'm waiting (im)patiently for Diana's next installment, not due out for another couple of years (!) so I'm re-reading the series while waiting. It's a must read.

Marg said...

Yay! And the best thing is that you still have some fantastic reads in front of you with the next few books in the series.

Melanie said...

I've been hearing about this series for YEARS. I grabbed it for my Nook when it was on sale, but I haven't started it yet. Now that I own a copy there is no excuse not to read it.

holdenj said...

I have heard nothing but good things about this series!

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