This year, Literary Escapism is hosting the Outlander Reading Challenge, a fabulous sage of love, intrigue, war, politics and everything else one would want in a story. At a whopping 6,720 pages, this series is definitely one that can be a little intimidating for anyone who’s just starting; but one I believe is well worth the time and effort it takes. So let’s take a look at this series together.
Each month during 2012, we’ll be discussing each novel from this series, as well as the Lord John spinoff, and I totally can’t wait to see how everyone is enjoying each novel. This month, we are discussing the beginning – Outlander.
What do you think? Did you enjoy Outlander? Is this your first time reading it or are you re-reading the series along with me?
Gabaldon includes a lot of historic accuracy, do you think this works well with the story or gets to be a bit much?
There’s nothing more I like than a brawny alpha male, and while Jamie is definitely that, there’s also that naivety and innocence that you really don’t see a lot of in alpha males. What is it about Jamie that you love the most? What drives you absolutely batty whenever he opens his mouth?
Claire adapts so well to life in the 1700s, that I don’t think I could have immersed myself so smoothly. Would you have liked to seen more conflict on her part or should she not have struggled so much?
Was there a particular character, aside from Jamie and Claire, that sticks out for you? Was there one that you instantly took a dislike to?
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to post a link to your review over on the challenge page.