Thursday, July 13, 2006

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Genre: Fantasy, Historical

Summary: A WWII English nurse recently discharged from field duty is carried to Scotland during the uprising of the Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The Take-Away: Claire is a wonderful first person narrator. Her first encounters with the past also included a notorious ancestor of her husband's, whose appearance is incredibly similar while their personalities are complete opposites.

Because she is English, Claire is suspected to be a spy by her eventual Scottish rescuers. In truth, she knows just enough as a healer to earn her keep.

The book was quite hefty, weighing in at 850 pages. While I've labeled it a fantasy, it's only fantastic in regards to the time travel elements. It's a wonderful historical.

My favorite scenes were the ones between Claire and her new husband, a Scottish Outlaw named Jamie. The intertwining of modern and historic sexual experiences provided a great amount of entertainment.

His blind trust in her explanation of her arrival is moving.

Recommendation: Great for the romance, great for the history.

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