Advance reader reviews of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.


By Diana Gabaldon

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  • Published in USA  Jun 1991,
    640 pages.

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  • Priscilla M. (Houston, TX)

    A Potboiler!
    Hm-m-m-m...where to begin? When I read this book, I found it to be a rich, vivid historical fiction and recommended it to my daughter. She declared it to be a bodice-ripping romance, and my sister, when asked about it, smiled knowingly and said, "Every woman deserves a Jamie Fraser." Then there is the whole sci-fi time travel angle going on, too. In essence, there's something for everyone in this compelling story by Diana Gabaldon. The author has done a wonderful job of peopling an epic adventure with characters you either root for or love to hate. Claire's incredible journey from post-WWII Scotland to a mid-eighteenth century village is a rousing, action-packed, enchanting read that has been enjoyed by legions of readers since it was first published.
  • Patricia S. (Yankton, SD)

    Outlander addiction
    When I saw the size of Outlander, I worried that I wouldn’t get it finished in time. I read this 800 page novel in two nights. Now I am reading the second novel in the series. I don’t know how I missed this when it first came out twenty years ago, but I am hooked now. History, adventure, time travel, romance, eroticism, etc., all the things promised by Diana Gabaldon on the cover are delivered in spades. The author spins a web of suspense and adventure and handles every thread in the web with a deft touch. Don’t miss this reissue.
  • Ilyse B. (Howell, NJ)

    An Outstanding Read!
    Outlander, by Diane Gabaldon, is one of those rare books that immediately pulls you in and doesn't let go. From the first page, you are drawn into another world, and you don't want to leave. I found myself torn between wanting to read it every moment I could, and wanting to put it away so it wouldn't end too quickly. Even though it is a very long book, don't be put off by the size. It is very quick reading and will appeal to all sorts of readers. Fans of historical fiction, time travel and adventure will all find something to like in this book. I will advise you not to finish this book until you have the next of the series in hand so you won't have to wait before continuing the story. Truly one of the best books I have read .
  • Debra F. (Alton Bay, NH)

    Time and Love
    Probably the best love story ever written! Gabaldon is a genius! Yes the book is violent and the premise seems unplausable, but it is amazingly well done. The characters are so full of life and dimension. They come to life in your head, and you can almost hear them speaking, with the lovely Scottish expressions and dialect. Great, great book!
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