It's a fine addition to the series. A crisp copy that appears to be unread. I don't see why she couldn't have made this content available to e I am not usually one to skim, speed-read, or skip entire sections of a book. The Scottish Prisoner takes place while Jamie is at Hellwater, and includes a lot of backstory for both Jamie and Lord John, The Outlandish Companion is definitely for the lover of all things Outlander. The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes a nonfiction well, relatively companion volume, The Outlandish Companion , which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research, and writing of the first novels in the series. The section also begins with a brief primer on Gaelic grammar.
It was amusing to see her write about being an author in the early days of the internet, and about her plans for the series when there were only a few books published, and to see how those plans have changed. There are synopses of each book through book 4. This audiobook is narrated by Davina Porter, as well as author Diana Gabaldon. Who fits into each category? I don't want to know how unspectacular her inspiration was. We have the next volume as well. I was quite impressed that it was a relatively short list for four monster tomes. The only tiny thing she didn't address in the wife-beating part was Jamie's off-handed admission that he kind of enjoyed it.
The actual beating never bothered me much, as I took it in the historical context in which it was intended, but his words after did, as it seemed a slightly sadistic thing to say. No distortion of the book from reading or improper shelving. Gabaldon describes how she began writing novels, her research approach fascinating , synopses of books one to four, questions she gets from fans, etc. I just love the books. Near fine light foxing on top and bottom edges in Fine dust jacket.
The nerve of some people readers is absolutely amazing. We currently have listed on the site and with more added each day. Finally, the author gives a detailed account of how she came to give Claire a medical background and all the various decisions she had to make and challenges she faced in doing so. It also includes Scots dialect, older English terms that might be unfamiliar to readers, Latin, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. Porter narrates most of the Outlander audiobooks I believe the novellas have a different narrator and is wonderfully talented. That made me feel so much better about not getting much writing done some days. The song is performed in Gaelic by Raya Yarbrough.
About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. What a shame, never mind. I stopped in the middle of this book because it was ruining the magic for me. Seriously, I could read her account of a grocery shopping session. This page was last updated on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 12:36 a.
Yes, you must be a lover to truly appreciate Jamie and Claire's horoscopes. I have questions about the later books I was hoping to discover answers to. I really enjoy Gabaldon's books. A lot of the information could have been posted on her website or blog. Those sections are best just used for reference. Complete with floor plans of some of the most important houses in the stories, plus maps of various places and wars, and gaelic words, translated, herbal definitions, cast of characters.
Gabaldon liked and which ones made her cringe. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. I loved the tiny illustrations scattered across each chapter and, simply by flipping through the book, you can recognize the amount of work that went into the production of this companion. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. At the beginning of each section, you get a synopsis of the book and what happened in it as a reminder so you don't have to go back and reread an entire book before starting the next in the series.
I did like reading her email exchanges with her computer group as she was hashing out ideas -- that was interesting. Diana Gabaldon is an American author of a wide variety of genres, including romance, historical fiction, mystery, adventure and sci-fi. She writes about the sex and violence in her books, and her writing methods. This audiobook is narrated by Davina Porter, as well as author Diana Gabaldon. There are synopses of each of the four books and summaries of the Lord John books, excellent to get you up to date. No insight just straight text giving the highlights of each novel.
Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to the latest books in the series. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. But if you want to reread the major highlights this book is for you or if you need spoilers to keep you going by all means enjoy. After Part Two you're going to delve into Family Trees part three , Glossary and Pronunciation Guide part four , both interesting and filled with tidbits of information you'd never know and will no doubt find very interesting once you do learn of them. I have to admit that the narrative genealogy was rather dry, reminding me of all the begets and begats from the Old Testament of the Bible. Sometimes treating it like a coffee table flip-through book and sometimes getting riveted to different parts.
One section listed The Fiery Cross as the 2nd to last This was an enjoyable extra to the Outlander series, though I did skip some sections, such as the list of characters, horological interpretations, Gaelic glossary, etc. Confesso che non ce l'ho fatta a leggerlo tutto per intero. Pages and cover are clean and intact. The structure of this Companion was somewhat more relaxed and less of the scholarly reference tool feel you get when there are citations, cross-references and a ton of indexing. Many of these I'd seen before, but there were some new ones that I found intriguing, especially those relating to the writing craft and character motivations. Claire Randall is an ex-nurse coming back from the war in 1945 when she suddenly is sent back to the year 1743. As a writer, I find the prospect of doing research rather daunting, and consequently, it's my least favorite part of the writing process.