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Outlander series

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 8:30 pm

"Margaret" wrote:Guest reviewer Susan Gillmor has written a fun review of <i>Outlander</i> for my website: http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Outlander.html.

Plus, there's a link at the end of the review to a Diana-Gabaldon-approved picture of what Jamie Fraser looks like. Cuuute!


I have moved the discussion around Jamie's picture to this thread, where the link had previously been posted, and there was already discussion.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu December 4th, 2008, 8:19 am

DG has just posted the proposed UK cover on her blog. The release date is on Amazon UK as 1 March 2010.
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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Thu December 4th, 2008, 8:31 pm

That's an absolutely gorgeous cover!! Now someone please please tell me it's going to be released sooner here in the US! I've had my heart set on Sept. or Oct. '09 this whole time!!!
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ellenjane
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Postby ellenjane » Mon December 8th, 2008, 5:17 pm


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amyb
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Postby amyb » Mon December 8th, 2008, 9:58 pm

"Misfit" wrote:People either love 'em or hate em' but be warned, if you love it they will take over your life. Can't remember the last time I was reading books whilst cooking dinner :p


I have a bad habit of doing that - the last time was with re-reading Time and Chance by Penman and I dropped in a sink full of dish water! Learned my lesson with that one! So, now I've just quit cooking! Hahaha! :p

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Maggie
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Location: London, UK

Postby Maggie » Sun January 11th, 2009, 8:30 am

I've been recommended her series, so may try it in the future.

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Mon January 26th, 2009, 2:08 pm

Hi
I'm around page 200 of the second book but I am still thinking about the first one.
IMO the first book in general looks like a story in itself. Nothing like lets say the Inda books where you get to the last page and keep turning it one side and the other desperately looking for the rest of the story. It's obvious on Outlander the end isnt definitive but open for more adventure. Still you could read that book and stop going on without regret except...
In the first part of the novel there is a scene where Frank is coming back home and sees a big highlander in the middle of the street looking at Claire's window. Obviously Jamie, obviously a ghost. But Why doesnt that scene get explained in the first book? Its like a loose thread there.
And.. when Claire faces the possibility of crossing again the stones, how on earth she doesnt even consider that maybe the stones only work in one direction and she might end up in 1546? Wonder if she'd marry again.
Just wondering if it ever gets explained.
Emi

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Mon January 26th, 2009, 5:55 pm

The beauty of these novels is there are so many loose ends and so many answers that you find as you read on. It's actually good as it helps tie all the books together. I found that in the first two books I couldnt' wait to get past the scenes in the present (or sort of in the present) to get to the good parts back in the 1700's but that changes as you read on. These are the greatest set of books and you will live, sleep, eat, and dream them. I love them! Voyager, the third, was one of my fav's! Oh, and wait until you get to the end of Dragonfly in Amber!!! That's all I'm goona say! Enjoy! :D
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Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon January 26th, 2009, 8:29 pm

"emr" wrote:Hi

In the first part of the novel there is a scene where Frank is coming back home and sees a big highlander in the middle of the street looking at Claire's window. Obviously Jamie, obviously a ghost. But Why doesnt that scene get explained in the first book? Its like a loose thread there.

Emi


Diana Gabaldon has said that that scene will be the very last thing explained in the last book. The only question is how far away is the last book? It's definitely not the next book.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon January 26th, 2009, 11:11 pm

She does leave a lot of lose threads lying around throughout the books. Many (but not all) were tied up in ABOSAA. Can't wait for Echo in the Bone.

BTW, according to Amazon the release date for Echo is September 29, 2009.
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