Monday, November 3, 2014

Krystle's Thoughts for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.


Diana Gabaldon

Blurb -
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 she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten 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 lives.



5 stars
Well, since I am an extremely slow reader, and I've had a lot on my plate lately, it took me just a smidge over a month to read this book. But. I . Loved. It.
All of it.

I'm actually glad I took my time with this epic, because it really deserves all of your attention, and it's no secret that Ms. Gabaldon is extremely descriptive with her writing, some would even say she gives too much detail, but when you're caught up in the story she's telling, you can really visualize what is going on. And that, to me, is a fantastic writer. I really enjoy reading about Highlanders, time-travel romance, anything that has to do with Scotland, so...I want more!

Needless to say I enjoyed everything about this book immensely and I'm sure I will continue on with this series in the near future. Can't wait to watch the T.V. Series!
Diana GabaldonDr. Gabaldon holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters, which entitles her to be “Diana Gabaldon, Ph.D., D.H.L.”  She supposes this is better than “Diana Gabaldon, Phd.X,”) and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction.  She has written scientific articles and textbooks, worked as a contributing editor on the MacMillan ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPUTERS, founded the scientific-computation journal SCIENCE SOFTWARE QUARTERLY, and has written numerous comic-book scripts for Walt Disney.  None of this has anything whatever to do with her novels, but there it is.
Diana and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Read more about Ms. Gabaldon on her website.

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