Gabaldon's "Outlander" series

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  • Insomniac

    So, who else here reads Diana Gabaldon's books? I read each one when they were first published, and loved them. I've just recently started, out of nostalgia, to read them a second time. Over the past few years, I guess I forgot a lot of the plot twists, so it's still quite engaging to me. I also managed to forget just how sexy they were at times: my boyfriend started to flip through Outlander to see what had me so enthralled, and he now refers to it as "that porno novel". *sigh*

    Anyhoo, the lady at my bookstore told me that Gabaldon is now working on a prequel novel about Jamie's past; if true, it sounds interesting. Has anyone else heard this, and does it seem plausible?

  • Mulan

    I've read them all too. I haven't heard about a prequel, but it sounds good to me. She has a website and has exerpts of the books she is working on.

  • candidlynuts

    i adored that series..sandra hill has a viking series similar to the outlander series but a bit lighter read.

    the latest book out by DB is lord john grey and the private matter or something like that.. havent found it on sale yet lol.

  • Princess

    I read them all years ago and then re-read them when she released The Fiery Cross. Her next one is due early next year I think. It's been awhile since I've checked her website.

    "porno novel" LOL that's funny. They do get a bit racy at times but that just adds to their goodness.

    I'm partial to redheads. I own three of them.

  • Insomniac

    Candidlynuts: I was able, some time back, to get hold of Lord John and the Private Matter on cd, unabridged. I only had it for three days before I had to return it, but I sat up late to listen to the whole thing. It was excellent; Lord John is such a fascinating character, and this tells a lot of his story, as opposed to that of Claire and Jamie. By all means, get yourself a copy when you can, and you will not be disappointed.

  • patio34

    Thanks for the notice about the DG book about Lord John, Insomniac!

    I've read all of them (the first one twice) and was enthralled. It's a wonderful thing for me to find an author I really, really like.

    Now I'm getting very interested in Phillip Pullmans' Dark Matter trilogy. It's good. However, it's written for teens, I think, but it is very good. It's kind of anti-Christian, lol, in an obtuse sort of way.



  • Xena

    I read like the first 3 I believe....I kind of lost interest after that. I have re-read the first one a couple of times though

  • Special K
    Special K

    I've read all of that series,

    Enjoyed them all.

    I'm now reading "Angels and Demons" Dan Brown. (Murder mystery).and totally different than Scottish/Romance/History..


  • Mulan
    I'm now reading "Angels and Demons" Dan Brown.

    Great book.

    Another series of books are by Patricia Cornwell, about Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Really good, detailed murder mysteries.

  • mamochan13

    Count me in as a Gabaldon fan - I stumbled upon Outlander years ago. Wonderful author, great series...I was waiting for the next one, but I read that she is doing some other projects (including a book with one of her children), so we may be waiting a while.

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