Review of Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander #1)  by Diana Gabaldon

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Review: This took me about a week to read, because the first seven chapters are pretty hard to get through. And by hard I mean boring, like super. But after that tough start, it gets very interesting and worth it to keep reading. The biggest thing that will keep you reading is, Jamie, Jamie, and Jamie. He is the best person out of the whole and most likely series, even though the poor guy keeps getting bad stuff happening to him, you will always be on his side.

The show compared to the book is pretty good, Jamie is very hot/ nice to look at and listen to with that accent. Although the show does not follow the book to a T, and it drags on a little more than the book, it is fun to watch.

Claire in the book and show, is not a fun character for younger viewers/ readers to like at first or at all. I watched this show with a couple of my almost 20’s friends and none of us liked her at all. It seems that she is her own main conflict in both show and books, which we understand what she is going through but all the woo is me, gets really old very fast in the 627 pages of the book and the hour long episodes.

3 out of 5 stars.

627 pages.

Historical Fiction. Adult Romance. Fantasy.

Published by Delta.

 

Summary: Unrivaled storytelling … unforgettable characters … rich historical detail … these are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured millions of readers.

Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages….

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon — when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach — an “outlander” — in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord … 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life … and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire … and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. – Summary from Goodreads.com

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