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OutlanderE is a Sassenach an “outlander” in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord1743 Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may thre 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 myselfThis book is incredibly long It's just a fact All of them are But they go by so incredibly fast By the time I got to the third one? I read it in three days The pages just keep turning I read at double speed I was so engrossed in the story And I must admit that usually I hate time travel romances I mean not that I have any experience trying them before never but this one is not even about that Or if it is it just makes it better Also? There is a pile of historical information in this text It deals with the Bonnie Prince Charlie uprising and the rest of the books go on to deal with the American colonies and the Revolution by the time that they're done It's not just about the romance It's about medical treatment what horrid things Scottish people ate the reality of what people would have suffered through Which is in some cases I think a direct indictment of the Scottish Highlander bodice rippers in which everyone is shining and perfect and with awfully clean white teeth I'd say this is historical fiction than romanceBut fine let's deal with the romance Yes There is a lot of sex However I found it to also be deeply intimate and true brutal and real Claire and Jamie while apart are deeply attractive and sympathetic characters with a good deal of nobilty about them Throw them together in love? And they are beautifully frail selfish angry flawed I love that statement I really find them so incredibly touchingSo there It's not just a romance novel I stick my tongue out oh so maturely at the readers of this review

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Download Outlander Mobi Ð À Dogsalonbristol À [BOOKS] ✯ Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 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 circle TAten her life and shatter her heart For here James Fraser a gallant young Scots warrior shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable liv 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

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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 sh 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 coolIn fairness I should say there's a lot of good writing here I really enjoyed the beginning chapters They even kind of cracked me up because I have friends who love genealogy and their husbands always get that look when they start talking about it and that's exactly how I imagined Claire looking when her husband Frank started droning on and on about his ancestorsAnd Claire is a nurse which is a really good transportable skill if you're going to be thrown back in time which it turns out Claire is Sorry Spoiler alert Can you imagine if you were one of those Nerds On Wheels computer repair people and you got sent to eighteenth century Scotland? You'd be totally screwedBut Claire's skills come in handy without seeming out of place A woman who's a dab hand at healing is always welcome in Olden Tymes so Claire is able to land on her feet and kind of get a job once she figures out what happened to her and comes to terms with itWhich is pretty much immediately Which is when the book started to lose me There's like no culture shock whatsoever She gets knocked back two hundred years or so She goes WHOA What the flimminy? She starts being The Lady To Go To With Your Eighteenth Century Scottish Boo Boos That's it There are a few mentions of things like how shoes fit differently back then and anachronistic language but there's no sense of the kind of thing a person from the future would be startled by Not the food not the weird underwear nothing Claire just settles in and starts being the resident nurse at a castle She keeps half an eye out for a chance to get to the place that can take her back to the future but it has all the deep emotional urgency that I feel when I really should stop by the grocery store on the way home but it won't kill anybody if I go tomorrow instead Like whatevs Still there was plenty to keep me interested Like – leeches The stuff about leeches was cool And the info about healing herbs And that kid getting his ear hammered to a board because he was caught stealingReally this book would have worked fine for me if it hadn't been for what everybody else seems to love about it which is the Romantic Interest Which still would have been fine even with the whole SHE'S MARRIED ALREADY thingy But okay – let's say that she has to marry that guy They aren't in love when they get married and so the whole point of the book is to watch their relationship develop while Claire struggles with guilt and fear and thoughts of how her real husband must be worrying about her and how the heck does time travel work in this book and WHY IS SHE JUST ASSUMING THAT TIME IS GOING BY IN THE FUTURE AT THE SAME RATE IT IS FOR HER? WHY I ASK YOU?Sorry I'm a minor league nerd and this part really bugged meSo what I just described would have been a book I could read and enjoy or at least read and not scream in pain But apparently someone gave Diana Gabaldon the creepiest piece of writing advice EVER and it was thisListen – you know how if you're cooking and you're worried it's not turning out very well just add bacon if it's savory and chocolate chips if it's sweet and everybody'll love it? Well if you're working on your first novel and you don't know what to have happen next just throw in some rape Or attempted rape Works like a charmShe follows this advice to the letter and I'm sorry but I have to go home now I managed to read the she disobeys him so he beats her with his belt scene I almost punched the book right in the face but as I said it's a friend's copy so I had to be niceThen I managed to get through the she forgives him for the beating like the next freakin' day scene I started fantasizing about this book getting stuck in the elevator of a burning building but I was able to hold on and keep going Then there was the scene where Big Kilted Oaf – I mean Jamie – starts laughing about the whole beating thing and reminiscing about how hot she looked when he was holding her down beating the crap out of her and she forgives him for that too Like instantly And I'm all WHO AM I AND WHAT AM I DOING HERE? And still I staggered on Heaven only knows why And how did the author reward me for my perseverance? What is this book all about? What's the recurring literary theme?Rape Attempted rape More attempted rape Marital rape A little marital rape Conversations about rape GIGGLING during conversations about rape And I'm all I'M OUT OF HERE AND I DON'T CARE HOW MANY OF MY FRIENDS HATE MEI read 444 pages in a row plus I skimmed a lot of the rest of it including the creepiest rapiest Chekhov's gun I've ever seen fired Do NOT tell me I didn't give this book a fair chance I TOTALLY DIDIn case you need proof here's a list of all the things I learned about rape from Outlander1 It's a bummer for the woman involved but save your sympathy for her brother Assuming you have any emotional response at all which you won't if you're ClaireJamie tells Claire about his sister Jenny being raped by a dastardly redcoat He has a good chuckle talking about how Jenny punches and kicks her attacker She isn't able to hold him off forever though And Jamie gets flogged for trying to defend her Claire's response? I'm sorry It must have been terrible for youIt is terrible for Jamie to have his sister dishonor herself wi' such scum Nice So terrible that he can't bring himself to go back home to her when he gets out of prison and see her again after what happened She's impregnated by the rape Left on her own both emotionally and financially she is forced to become the mistress of another English soldier Jamie finally sends her what money he can but can't bring himself to write to her Because you know what could I say?Claire's response? Oh dearReally how could I give up on this book when the main character is so sympathetic?2 Rape can lead to comically inaccurate ideas about how people do the nastyAfter Jamie and Claire consummate their marriage Jamie confesses that he didna realize that ye did it face to face I thought ye must do it the back way like; like horses ye know Claire tries to keep a straight face as she asks him why on earth he thought that I saw a man take a woman plain once out in the open But thatwell it was a rape was what it was and he took her from the back It made some impression on me and as I say it's just the idea stuckSo of course Claire flips out and asks him what the heck that was all about Who was it? Why was he witness to a rape out in the open? Was he able to help the woman? What happened to her?Oh Wait This is Claire the Emotionless She doesn't ask him anything and he doesn't say anything else on the subject Instead they cuddle and talk about how much fun what they just did was Because a story about rape out in the open is just the kind of pillow talk a woman wants to hear when she's relaxing after a nice bout of bigamy I mentioned I loved this book right? I didn't? Good3 Nearly getting raped turns you on for Mr RightJamie and Claire are off on their own in the woods for a spot of marital bliss when they're set upon by highwaymen Claire is nearly raped but manages to kill her assailant Yes she was a nurse during World War II but I think there's a difference between witnessing violence and inflicting it yourself She kills the guy in the nick of time He's on top of her so she undoubtedly gets his blood all over her Meanwhile Jamie manages to dispatch the other two guysAnd then Claire flips out about the fact that she was just attacked and she had to kill a guy and she had to kill a guy at close uarters with a knifeOh Wait This is Claire She has no response to any of this now or later Well she does have one response When I put my hands on his shoulders he pulled me hard against his chest with a sound midway between a groan and a sob We took each other then in a savage urgent silence thrusting fiercely and finishing within momentsIf your marital love life has been a bit blah lately why not get attacked and then kill the guy? It'll spice things right up4 It's not rape if it's your husband and he promises he'll hurry Jamie Not here I said suirming away and pushing my skirt down againAre ye tired Sassenach? he asked with concern Dinna worry I won't take longnext page He took a firm grip on my shoulders with both handsBe uiet Sassenach he said with authority It isna going to take verra longI gather it's especially not rape if your husband has an ethnic slur nickname for you He should use this at least three times a page Yes Sassenach is derogatory It'd be like if you were white and your husband called you his little gringo Although that would actually be kind of funny if he's white too I think I want to get my husband to start calling me that now But I digress5 or if it's your husband and he just really really wants itClaire is saying no and no again She's still in pain from the last time they did it because he didn't take no for an answer even when she told him uite honestly he was hurting her So how does our romantic lead respond? James Fraser was not a man to take no for an answer Gentle he would be denied he would notI uoted that last line to my husband and he got the same look on his face that I had on mine all through a two day bout with food poisoningIf this book works for you fine I'm not here to judge I'm just asking that you understand how completely creeped out I was by all this and not tell me I didn't give it a fair chance I did I really hate not finishing a book once I start it but I just couldn't stand it any