Book Review of Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)

Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)
Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

I do not usually keep novels. I read them and then circulate them back. But, this is a keeper. The character development is well done, the backgroud is developed but not excessively. It does not read as a recipe-romance (e.g. "She looked into his beep blue eyes and found the love she had long been searching for...her long golden tresses rippled in the wind, etc.) None of that, but interestingly descriptive. Some of Gabaldon's chracters are even ugly but not evil. I find the premise of slipping through a cleft in a stone more than a little far fetched, but you have to start somewhere to get the story line and conflicts going. I recommend this book to anyone who has the patience to read a long novel. Lastly, I must say that any man in the flesh would likely not be able to meet the standard Jamie maintains ;-) yet both he and Claire are wonderfully believeable.