Thursday, 19 October 2017

Book Review ~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon




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First time I read Outlander was before the TV show was even considered.
I remember a certain part towards the end, I had to put the book down and step away from it for a few days. I remember talking to my partner and saying, “It is like when you are going in one direction, then all of a sudden, you are spinning out of control”. Definitely did not see that coming.

Second time was after I found out it was being turned into a TV show. I had to read it again to refresh my memory before watching it. I didn’t end up watching the show (still haven’t), but I seemed to have loved it as much as the first time.

This is my third time I’ve read Outlander, I’m older, I still haven’t watched the TV series, but I now own more books in the series.
I still love it; the time travel and the characters, but I didn’t love it as much.
It’s hard for a woman today to see that it was okay for a husband to beat his wife because she disobeyed him. Today, we know this is not allowed, and we are lucky enough to have resources to stop this. So, my modern mind repelled from it, but then I realised this was in a time period where this sought of action wasn’t frowned upon. You were essentially owned by your husbands. I know, disgusting right.
So, when you read things like this from certain time periods, just be thankful we have grown as a society where this is not on. I take it more like a lesson, we need to face what happened in the past so we aren’t stupid enough to repeat it.

Anyway, I just wanted to get that off my chest, I’ve seen in a lot of reviews where people didn’t like that part and rating the book on that alone.

Other than that, I still loved this book. It might be long, but I couldn’t put it down. I was engrossed in it from page 1 to page 850.

This time I will definitely be watching the TV show and reading the following books in the series.


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