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Subject: Outlander fans
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Oh my goodness how did you get through Breath of Snow and Ashes. It bored me to tears. I loved Outlander Dragonfly and Voyager after that it kinds went down hill for me. I even took breaks between them  so that I wouldn't burn out. Drums of Autumn was alright...Fiery Cross was pretty bad but BofSandA was torture for me.

 

Of course I will still read whatever else she writes on the series because I have to find out what happens. lol

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 11:26 AM ET
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I guess its to each his own Jessie.  I loved ABOSAA.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Oh, don't say that.  I am saving Breath of Snow and Ashes for a trip coming up.  It is torture for me to not read it yet.  I was soooooo looking forward to it. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 12:37 PM ET
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Actually, I liked aBoSaA, but I was quite miffed about what happened to Jamie in the end. 



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Date Posted: 8/7/2008 1:00 PM ET
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I know I know  How could I not of liked it?  Everyone has an opinion ;0. I know all the hard-core outlander fans are shooting  internet eye daggers at me right now lol. I just had a hard time with the pacing and a lot of the plot I didn't care for. I didn't even skim.

like I said I will still read the next one this one was rough.

**spoiler***

 

They are going back to Scotland!(for a little while hopefully longer mabe end up staying) and I hope Brianna and Roger end up going back again.I really don't want to read parallel stories in time and I do like them  and lil Jemmy although I hope they get a blood test to make sure he is Roger's (even though they have identical moles) so we are done with the whole who's the baby daddy plotline.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 3:19 PM ET
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Well, to each her own. I loved ABOSAA, and I sobbed hysterically at the end for Roger and Bree. In fact, I can just open it to that part and start tearing up again.

Sometimes, when I don't like something that a lot of other readers do, I wonder if it's the mood I'm in that day or what. It could just be that the storyline didn't appeal to me, instead. Personally, I'm wondering what people find in books by Lisa Kleypas and Julie Garwood. It doesn't mean they're not good, but I don't like them.

So, for those who haven't read ABOSAA yet, don't despair - you might love it as I did, especially if you already love the rest of the series. Or maybe you'll react as Jessie did. Wait and see!

But then, I loved every book so far, so maybe if you're already not happy with DOA or TFC, you won't like the next one either.



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Date Posted: 8/7/2008 3:34 PM ET
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Sometimes, when I don't like something that a lot of other readers do, I wonder if it's the mood I'm in that day or what. It could just be that the storyline didn't appeal to me, instead. Personally, I'm wondering what people find in books by Lisa Kleypas and Julie Garwood. It doesn't mean they're not good, but I don't like them.

 

How true this is!  I absolutely despise Nora Roberts.  Can't stand to even pick up her books to see what they are about.  But I know others love her.  Not crazy about Lisa Kleypas and a few other either.   That's what makes reading interesting - we can all have differing tastes and be happy.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 10:59 AM ET
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I also loved ABOSAA, felt it was one of the best books in the series.

However, IMO the books written after Jamie and Claire arrived in America have a different tone to them than the earlier books.   Jamie and Claire are older (but not old, never old).  A more settled couple.  They actually have a permanent home.  There is much more focus on other characters in the book like Bree and Roger.  Plus just the switch from the Scottish historical setting to the American historical setting may be enough to make some people interest in the books drop off.   Personally, I love American historical fiction.

So I can understand why some readers don't like the later books in the series as much as the earlier ones.

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 5:41 PM ET
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I love the whole series, but thought DOA and TFC weren't quite...riveting, I guess you could say.  ABOSAA was great! 

So yeah, to each her own.  ;)  I'm totally with you guys on not getting the popularity of authors/books sometimes -- you just never know.  (I'm like Sherri, for me me it's Nora Roberts, and yet I know we're way in the minority on that one!)