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Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I picked this book up about 5 years ago and could never really get past the first 70 pages or so. It seemed dull and boring, but after seeing that Starz picked up the rights to the books and intended to make it into a show (premiering on August 9th), I knew I had to finish the book out in all of its 800+ page glory. Since this is primarily a YA blog, I don't normally make a habit of reviewing adult books -only those that either really speak to me or those that are extremely popular, but this one couldn't be helped. I have so many emotions concerning this book and not all of them agree.


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Publish Date: January 1st, 1991
Format: Paperback
Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, 
quasi-Fantasy, quasi-Science Fiction
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Synopsis:
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. (Goodreads)

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