So “Outlander”, mmmmm. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about it. I have been looking at the series on my bookshelf and wanting to do a 3rd read through, but I have enough to read for the moment. and one re-read a year is really enough. I also just read someone’s excellent review on book seven. I thought it was time to bring it out again.
I have never been this obsessed with a series. I think that the characters were the first characters that I could relate to as an adult and that develop and mature like adults and that I can form myself like. Not that I am going to base my life on fictional characters because that might put me in a mental institution. Plus, with how Jamie Fraser is descibed….you’d have to not be alive to get some kind of gut reaction to him. He even attracts homosexuals, s included, more than one. I mean Black Jack may have just been using Jamie but still, there was still some kind of attraction.
So here, because I am a little obsessed, is a collection of thoughts that may turn into a series of posts about “Outlander”
I want Jamie and Claire’s kind of love. I don’t want Jamie, I’m not smart enough or head-strong enough (he would have died 2 seconds after meeting me I’m sure). I don’t want to be Claire, to easy of an option and she knows how to handle Jamie better than I ever would. What I do want is to have someone that I can relate to like they do.
To step away from characters for a second and because I think posts about just characters is ridiculously boring, the plot is interesting. I would have had a hard time thinking of something like this plot. There are times where you forget about the time travel and just read it as a historical or romantic fiction. There is so much detail and so much research that goes into it, it’s amazing– no wonder it takes like 2-3 years to write a book, with all the wars and people in this time period it’s amazing.
Well, I’m tired of giving my thoughts. Obviously this is going to turn into a series of Outlander posts. This makes me excited, it’s like a cure to my withdrawals. I’ll probably have posts on people, things, experiences, so keep looking for it.