Monday, November 17, 2008

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

So apparently I was the only member of the library staff that hadn't read this book. Despite my tendency to shy away from historical romances, after hearing everyone in the lunchroom discuss which actor would play which character, I decided to give this novel a shot. This is the 1st in a series.

It's 1945 and World War II had ended. While on a 2nd honeymoon, Claire accidentally stumbles onto an ancient ceremonial ground and gets sucked back in time to 18th century Scotland. While there, she crosses paths with a group of Scottish clansmen and is immediately whisked into their group. One of the members of this group includes Jamie, a big beefy outlaw with a price on his head. To save her life, Jamie must marry Claire and the rest, as they say, is history. What starts out as a mutual friendship evolves into a very passionate love affair. Will Claire make it back to 1945? Will she want to?

There's a lot of sex in this book, though it's never portrayed in a gross or graphic manner. But still, after awhile, I just wanted to throw a bucket of water on the two of them. Other than that, it was a pretty fast read, though the endless dialogue in Scottish brogue kind of wore on me.

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