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The year is 1945 Claire Randall a former combat nurse is just 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 circles that dot the British Isles Suddenly sh uick uestion if this book has a uarter of a million ratings and still maintains an average rating of 413 why the hell are the most popular reviews the snarky mean spirited one or two star reviews That doesn t match up at all with what I d assume would be the case which is that most people who read this book LOVED IT Including me Please people If you enjoy a book click like on the good reviews as well That s what people see first when they look for reviews on Goodreadsthe ones with the most popularity or likes Sad that this amazing book s two most populare and therefore most visible reviews are not in keeping with most people s thoughts Ye are Blood of my Blood and Bone of my BoneI give ye my Body that we Two might be OneI give ye my Spirit til our Life shall be Done SUMMARY Claire is happily married She and her husband are visiting Scotland and soaking up the history while indulging in some much needed time alone One morning they are witness to a group of women performing a ritual at a nearby stone circleThey should have been ridiculous and perhaps they were A collection of women in bedsheets many of them stout and far from agile parading in circles on top of a hill but the hair prickled on the back of my neck at the sound of their callThe modern witches at the stone circlespooky and oh such a good mood setterClaire returns to the circle later I wonder if she felt called to that magical place as if fate had plans for her and she was simply following her destinyThe tallest stone of the circle was cleft with a vertical split dividing the two massive piecesWithout warning and for no apparent reason Claire is whisked back to the year 1743I could say that my field of vision contracted to a single dark spot then disappeared altogether leaving not darkness but a bright void I could say that I felt as though I were spinning or as though I were being pulled inside out All these things are true yet none of them conveys the sense I had of complete disruption of being slammed very had against something that wasn t thereThere she meets James Fraser a man who is as complex as their relationship turns out to be Claire never stops trying to get back home but this world of the past and her present is slowly beginning to sink into her She must now decide between remaining faithful to a man she may never see again or conceding to the realization that she will forever remain in this time with this fascinating man who has become her fiercest protector It s pure craziness to me how this book can be summed up in a couple of paragraphs And it s both detrimental and beneficial that a summary simply cannot encompass the sheer scope of heart that is in these pages I was absolutely unpreparedWhy detrimental Because the details did become tedious even as they were adding to the story The downtimeinstead of a time of building anticipation became a time of hurry up and wait This is the only reason that I can t give this five starsbecause for a couple hundred pages I was a wee bit bored And I hope that my saying this won t keep someone from reading it I wish that I didn t have to mention it but in order to be fair and honest I feel like it s necessary if only to keep someone s expectations from becoming too high And to be totally confusing it s the details that drag you down into the middle of the eighteenth century the minor secondary plots that make you live this life for awhile So I m not certain that they weren t necessary I do wish that we got of Claire dealing with the mundane things but she just never seems bothered enough with inconveniences to mention themI don t want to do much of a character breakdown except for maybe the three big key players in this story Claire You re no verra sensible Sassenach but I like ye fine Oh boy I had heard that a lot of people didn t like Claire at first And to be uite honest for most of the book I really DID like her She was fairly steadfast to her husbandalthough circumstances bieng what they were it would have been nearly impossible for her to stay that way This was a fascinating look into what it must have been like for a woman back in those times Not uite the Dark Ages but boy they were a far cry from modern women s rights This was a time of witch burnings and mob mentality Imagine what it would be like to go back to these times knowing what we know now remembering what took place in history and being scared to death to be female You re completely at the mercy of the men you are with Thank goodness Claire stumbled upon JamieHer character did fluctuate for me for obvious reasons I had a few minor hiccups with how wishy washy she was at times and how little she seemed to think about how her actions would affect Jamie However view spoiler I do think that she had no idea how passionately Jamie felt for her until near the very end So why would she feel the need to constantly spare his feelings and put him first hide spoiler



E is a Sassenach an “outlander” in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord1743 Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may thre Yes I read this I admit it You caught me Not only that I loved it It is a double sin I will likely have to one day repent for by reading piles of Dostoyevsky while I tear out my hair In any case Right once again into the breach to defend myselfThis book is incredibly long It s just a fact All of them are But they go by so incredibly fast By the time I got to the third one I read it in three days The pages just keep turning I read at double speed I was so engrossed in the story And I must admit that usually I hate time travel romances I mean not that I have any experience trying them before never but this one is not even about that Or if it is it just makes it better Also There is a pile of historical information in this text It deals with the Bonnie Prince Charlie uprising and the rest of the books go on to deal with the American colonies and the Revolution by the time that they re done It s not just about the romance It s about medical treatment what horrid things Scottish people ate the reality of what people would have suffered through Which is in some cases I think a direct indictment of the Scottish Highlander bodice rippers in which everyone is shining and perfect and with awfully clean white teeth I d say this is historical fiction than romanceBut fine let s deal with the romance Yes There is a lot of sex However I found it to also be deeply intimate and true brutal and real Claire and Jamie while apart are deeply attractive and sympathetic characters with a good deal of nobilty about them Throw them together in love And they are beautifully frail selfish angry flawed I love that statement I really find them so incredibly touchingSo there It s not just a romance novel I stick my tongue out oh so maturely at the readers of this review

Diana Gabaldon ↠ 1 REVIEW

Aten her life and shatter her heart For here James Fraser a gallant young Scots warrior shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable liv Contains SPOILERS I was lying in a hospital bed with my leg broken and once the library trolley came for a round of books anyone my hand was in the air in no time Too late did the librarian notice the foreign literature on my bedside table and with a distraught expression try to recover Outlander I said firmly Oh no Madam I ll read that Just enough time left for her to make up with a tome of controversial French literature on the genocide in RuandaBut as I d said my first mission was Outlander Anyway it could not be that bad since I d seen it sold by the local bookclub beforeAh yes it could After some forty pages my jaw dropped in disbelief after some hundred pages the case was as good as closed But then to tell the truth Ms Gabaldon s warped morals kept me goingBecause this brave woman has achieved what I never thought could be done she has fabricated some catholically correct pornLet me point that outClaire pretty much a Mary Jane on the first few pages her lovely we know it is curly and unruly though she claims it is not hair is described at length and did you know she can heal people Oh yes and Did you know she has a spitfire personality but everybody likes her in spite of that well not the women but then they re either jealous or uptight or both is by some zing of the time space continuum catapulted back to the Scotland of yore without her husband goodlooking sensitive a savant but never mind she finds some replacement in her husband s evil ancestor looks just like him who s just as much into Claire but unfortunately lacks the morals to please and guts to take it up with Ms SpitfireThis proves to be helpful in forgetting husband 1 handy since soon Claire arouses the ardour of a young proud and good looking Scotsman Jamie who if a bit on the simple side is as true as gold not to mention built likewell yes and just one twist of fate later they find themselves exchanging vows Note The good never have extra marital sex in this book that s for the evil and sluggishSurprise upon surprise actually Jamie is a virgin on their wedding night but with a few leads uickly gets into his role Matrimony turns into a sacrament what would otherwise be a sin or so it goesIn the following this sacrament is bestowed upon darling Claire with unnerving freuency about every two pages but it only gets really colourful if preceded by conjugal beating Claire did something bad Claire has to be punished yes she herself aknowledges this in the end or attempts of strangers or evil husband to rape herYes and of course after Jamie has de facto been raped and tortured by evil husband He s so desolate Evil husband forced Jamie into actually enjoying the experience This is not right Jamie is straight Jamie is disgusted by himself But Claire does some sexual healing and re enactment and pouf To top this off in the end Claire learns from a monk that de facto both her marriages are considered valid by the church since the one with Jamie precedes the one back in the 20th centuryMost distasteful because of the wifebeating episode and the fact that homosexuality is shown as an evil trait adherent to the evil guy some young kid with a bible hung himself because of this strange enough female victims of rape are not half as suicidal in this book So we repeat No sex without marriage Woman has to obey man Otherwise she gets into trouble and he has to punish her Homosexuals among the evil onlyAny uestions had there been the possibility to bestow 0 stars on this concoction ah well

10 thoughts on “Outlander

  1. says:

    uick uestion if this book has a uarter of a million ratings and still maintains an average rating of 413 why the hell are the most popular reviews the snarky mean spirited one or two star reviews That doesn't match up at all with what I'd assume would be the case which is that most people who read this book LOVED IT Including me Please people If you enjoy a book click like on the good reviews as well That's wha

  2. says:

    I gave up on this book because I was sustaining permanent damage from reading it and I was afraid I'd start hitting back An

  3. says:

    A special note to those who say my review stopped them from reading this book No no no Read it I actually reread

  4. says:

    I wanted to write a better review for this book to coincide with the release of the new TV series where Jamie actually does look pretty hotBack when I read this as a wee lass okay like three years ago there weren't uite as many interesting interpretations of the novel going on I remember reading a bunch of review

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    Yes I read this I admit it You caught me Not only that I loved it It is a double sin I will likely have to one day repent for by reading piles

  6. says:

    I remember my friend in college 1992ish coming out of her room holding a book to her chest and saying YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK She said it wa

  7. says:

    WHATTTT HOW DID I NOT MARK THIS MAGNIFICENT CREATION OF A NOVEL AS READ BEFORE I read this book 2 years ago and it has captured my heart and is my favorite book of all time 3

  8. says:

    This book is my love you all know this It deserves an infinite amount of stars too bad Goodreads only allows 5Check out my review on YouTube here

  9. says:

    Contains SPOILERS I was lying in a hospital bed with my leg broken and once the library trolley came for a round of 'books anyone' my hand was

  10. says:

    Ok first off there are going to be minor spoilershints in this reviewread at your own risk although I’ll try not to reveal too muchOutlander is a damn good book Sure the book has a blue fake leather cover costs four bucks and screams “spinning rack at the airport bookstore” I approached the text with suspicion but fo