2015/08/06

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.


Summary:
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.


Review:
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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