Book Review: Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER Series
Over the past 18 months I have read all 7 of Diana Gabaldon’s books at the recommendation of my history loving daughter.
Most I have read on my KINDLE , which is great because they are long and the print is small. Once one begins to read one of the books, you simply disappear from this world until you are done.
…described by Salon.com as ‘the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting Scrooge McDuck comic books.
I find it impossible to put the book down and I love to learn history, and these books have exceptional detail, through a fictional character.
The books are:
Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
The Fiery Cross
An Echo in the Bone
The author also writes for the Scotland online newsletter Panalba.
You can find her signing books on YouTube
Of course she’s on Amazon.com reviews.
The joy of having my children love to read such amazing books and learn history this way is the marvelous discussions that follow and comprehension of what living in those times must involve.
The funniest thing I ever heard, is my Kindle 2’s computer speak voice attempting the Scottish terms and words of endearment! You see the tomatoes were ready for sauce and I could not put the book down….so…..
OK! Now share with me if you have read these books? Or a series that you just love and teaches history, or any series that makes for so much discussion and abandonment of duties!!? Are you inspired?
Warning: there is considerable romance in the first couple of books and these may not be suitable for the juvenile reader. I read Chesapeake by James Michener at 12 and that was a bit early for the battling and romance details found here.
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