Outlander

Outlander

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach?an ?outlander??in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743. Hurled back in ti The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husb...

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Title:Outlander
Author:Diana Gabaldon
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Outlander
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:850 pages pages

Outlander Reviews

  • Holly
    Feb 17, 2008
    A special note to those who say my review stopped them from reading this book: No no no! Read it! I actually reread the whole series last summer and enjoyed it immensely. Just read it for what it is: ludicrous, well-written, humorous, delicious TRASH. Just don't expect it to be the mos...
  • Kelly
    May 29, 2007
    Yes! I read this. I admit it! You caught me! Not only that... I loved it. It is a double sin I will likely have to one day repent for by reading piles of Dostoyevsky while I tear out my hair. In any case. Right, once again into the breach to defend myself! This book is incredibly lo...
  • Chelsea
    Jun 08, 2007
    Man, after the pitch I've heard about this book from basically every (female) reader I've ever met, I was expecting something that was NOT THIS. Fairly offensive, needlessly graphic, and smutty in that skeevy way, rather than the hot way. At one point, Jamie punishes Claire for disobey...
  • Latharia
    Aug 26, 2007
    I read the first 300 or so pages of the book. The first 200 had me hooked...and then the sex scenes started. I've got nothing against a sex scene or two ... but the main characters were having sex all the freaking time. And when it escalated to include violence, including a scene that ...
  • Lisa
    Jun 29, 2007
    Contains SPOILERS --- I was lying in a hospital bed with my leg broken, and once the library trolley came for a round of 'books, anyone?', my hand was in the air in no time. Too late did the librarian notice the foreign literature on my bedside table and with a distraught expression...
  • Lynn
    Aug 28, 2007
    People kept telling me how good the Outlander series was, and I kept putting off reading them because they're time travel romances. Time travel romances are always completely cheesy aren't they? Well, I finally broke down and read "Outlander," and quickly discovered it's one of the...
  • Alysha
    Nov 10, 2007
    Too bad here isn't a rating stronger than "didn't like" because I hated this book. In fact, I read the entire thing just so that someone couldn't talk me out of hating it by saying "Oh, it gets better at the end" or "you really needed to read the whole thing to appreciate it". This...
  • Felicia
    Dec 20, 2008
    Ok, so historical romance isn't really my thing. I read this book because I got tipsy after a concert and went to the bookstore and bought a ton of "Highland-hunk" romance novels on whim and Twittered about it, so I had to read them all. Ugh. So, I read 4 other books that were hideousl...
  • RandomAnthony
    May 07, 2008
    (Ok, first off, there are going to be minor spoilers/hints in this review?read at your own risk, although I?ll try not to reveal too much.) Outlander is a damn good book. Sure, the book has a blue fake leather cover, costs four bucks, and screams ?spinning rack at the airport ...
  • Julianna
    Feb 09, 2008
    Reviewed for www.thcreviews.com I've read that Outlander was originally marketed as a romance novel because the publisher didn't know what else to do with it, but this book is no ordinary romance novel. It doesn't follow any typical romance formula and is a real genre bender that do...
  • Deborah Markus
    Aug 05, 2014
    I gave up on this book because I was sustaining permanent damage from reading it and I was afraid I'd start hitting back. And it's a borrowed copy, so that wouldn't be cool. In fairness, I should say there's a lot of good writing here. I really enjoyed the beginning chapters. They e...
  • Fabian
    Aug 09, 2016
    Myriad problems with this one... but several surprising & multifaceted splendors as well! This is an unexpected tome that merges speculative fantasy with true historical events. It does something remarkable in having a target audience that vacillates between YA & the nonFict...
  • Mischenko
    Nov 04, 2016
    This book is featured on this week's Shabby Sunday @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... Claire Randall is a nurse living in Scotland with Frank, her husband, just after the end of World War II. Frank is absorbed in studying his family tree and tracking one of his ancestor...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Feb 19, 2009
    Okay, there are tons of reviews on this book, and I can't add too much to the review ether that hasn't already been said. But, I promised to write a review for every book I read, so I'll do this in an different kind of way. How about a Q&A session about this book? Question and A...
  • Duchess Nicole
    Mar 19, 2011
    Quick question: if this book has a quarter of a million ratings and still maintains an average rating of 4.13, why the hell are the most popular reviews the snarky, mean spirited, one or two star reviews? That doesn't match up at all with what I'd assume would be the case, which is t...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Feb 09, 2010
    Outlander is not a book for everyone. I'll put that right out there. If you think you can stomach extreme sexual violence as well as themes of sadism then go ahead. If you can understand good characters doing things in their historical context that would be seen as abuse now, then give...
  • Emily May
    Mar 04, 2011
    I wanted to write a better review for this book to coincide with the release of the new TV series, where Jamie actually does look pretty hot... Back when I read this as a wee lass (okay, like, three years ago), there weren't quite as many interesting interpretations of the novel...
  • Katinki
    Jul 14, 2012
    This is actually a very difficult book for me to rate. Certain aspects of it were very good. Others, I didn't care for at all. I suppose I can say that as a whole I liked it "okay". Somewhere between a 2 and a 3, but I'm going to round down due to the seriousness of my dislikes. Wh...
  • Leslie
    May 13, 2011
    This series changed my life. I cannot even begin to go into the details of how much I fell in love with the main characters: Claire Beauchamp and Jamie Fraser. The love story between these two beautifully written characters actually transcends time and logic. Their devotion, respect an...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    Jul 17, 2012
    Here are a bunch of pics from the TV show being filmed right now :D ...
  • HeatherJay
    Aug 05, 2011
    I remember my friend in college ( 1992ish ) coming out of her room holding a book to her chest and saying " YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK". She said it was a time-travel, romance book set in post world war II Scotland and mid 18th century Scotland. Being as I was a 24 year old stoner an...
  • James
    Jul 01, 2016
    In late 2015, I saw a book in Barnes and Noble (Written in my Own Heart's Blood) by Diana Gabaldon and thought "This sounds amazing." I picked it up (and it was nearly 1000 pages in harcover) and suddenly realized it was the most recent book in a series with books that were all practic...
  • Zoë
    Dec 28, 2014
    Um YES. This is what I like. It took a while to get into and read as I was having to do school work and holiday festivities at the same time, but it was definitely worth it! If you like historical fiction, time travel, and/or romance, PICK THIS UP. You also get the beautiful and per...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    Aug 12, 2014
    WHATTTT HOW DID I NOT MARK THIS MAGNIFICENT CREATION OF A NOVEL AS READ BEFORE??? I read this book 2 years ago and it has captured my heart and is my favorite book of all time <3 ...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    Sep 05, 2014
    This book is my love, you all know this. It deserves an infinite amount of stars, too bad Goodreads only allows 5! Check out my review on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/FNfLLKhP-E8 ...
  • Mo
    Aug 18, 2013
    The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 12, 2017
    I figured I would love the book since I loved the first two seasons of the show. Although, I have many more books to go =) I did get the beautiful bound (20th anniversary edition) of the book because it is beautiful! Here's a little picture of the book and some of my stuff around i...
  • Navessa
    Apr 23, 2013
    WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WHAT. THE. FUC...
  • Nick
    Dec 28, 2014
    4.5 GREAT AWESOME COOL FANTASTIC BRILLIANTSTARS! You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog! I am going to part this review in two sections(parts) because I don't want to give spoilers away but also want to share some of the scenes I really enjoyed wit...
  • Kai
    Jun 23, 2017
    Here, I'm going to rewrite the scene that ruined this book for me. Jamie, some Highlander from the 1740's: Claire, you didn't listen to what I said. You disobeyed me, your husband. You risked everyone's lives and I'm going to punish you for your misbehaviour. Yes, I know the evil ma...