Book Review:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Published: 1991
Language: English
Pages: 662
Rating: 3/5

This is the first book in the Outlander series.

1945. Claire and her husband Frank is reunited after the war and travels to Inverness for their second honeymoon. But when Claire walks through a standing stone, one of many scattered across the British Isles, she finds herself in a very different Scotland, more specifically: Scotland in 1743.

Well, that was certainly a roller coaster ride!

I quite enjoyed this book, I must admit. Though I don't think it's the best book I've ever read, it was fast-paced and gripping. Even I eventually fell in love with Claire and Jamie. I also found a lot of the side-characters to be utterly fascinating. I will absolutely be continuing to read this series, because when I'm in the mood for romance, this is perfect. As a person who doesn't often enjoy the romance genre, I think this was still very good, mostly because it's not all about the romance aspect; there's plenty of other stuff to sink your teeth into.

I quite enjoyed the historical aspects of this, and the setting is very vibrant. There were parts in the story where I didn't enjoy it so much, such as incidents of spousal abuse which I found completely unnecessary and uncharacteristic. It is also a bit on the longer side, and it wasn't one of those books I wished were longer. It was quite enough.

This is, above all, an entertaining read. I think this is a great book for people who enjoy romance and historical fiction; it's fascinating, ridiculous and very amusing. It's definitely worth the read.

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