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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Diana Gabaldon Reply with quote

Has anyone else ever heard of her?

I just finished Outlander and am very much looking forward to reading the other books in that series.

For those unfamiliar with the books it involves romance, time travel, Scotland and civil war.

I often found myself up at 12:30 am on a work night because I could put the book down.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Re: Diana Gabaldon Reply with quote

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Has anyone else ever heard of her?

I just finished Outlander and am very much looking forward to reading the other books in that series.

For those unfamiliar with the books it involves romance, time travel, Scotland and civil war.

I often found myself up at 12:30 am on a work night because I could put the book down.




Not familiar with the author or the series, but it sounds like it has all the ingredients--romance, time travel, war--for an interesting read.




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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooohhh Jamie !!!

My female partner has read all these books (and loved them / laughed at some of the absurd situations), with much hilarity over Jamie's .......prowess!

Only he can fight off the dirty Brits when wounded and have sXX behind the rock while saving the village...etc etc
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wooo hooo!!!!

James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser!!!

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absolutely one of my top five favorite heros of ALL TIME!!! Big Grin


i might add it's such a shame this series gets relagated to the "bottice ripper" section of the book store because it so much more historical fiction. Gabaldon's ability to make good narrative out of history is ASTOUNDING and she's created a cast of characters that are some of literature's best!!
and the woman has such a great sense of humor!!! i HIGHLY reccomend this series to anyone who loves adventure!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also understand that she has a terrific page on her website for encouraging new writers.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luci, Cail, Creator and I were discussing our Scottish heritage and now, thanks to Luci, I'm dying to read this book/series.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 1/4 Scott, and know which clan my paternal grandfather came from. But...

He converted to Judaism to marry my paternal grandmother, and then died when my Daddy was seven years old. So other than those two things, I know nothing of my Scott heritage, as most clansmen I have had occasional contact with seem to think I'm not being truthful about my heritage when they hear that I'm Jewish.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly wrote:
I'm 1/4 Scott, and know which clan my paternal grandfather came from. But...

He converted to Judaism to marry my paternal grandmother, and then died when my Daddy was seven years old. So other than those two things, I know nothing of my Scott heritage, as most clansmen I have had occasional contact with seem to think I'm not being truthful about my heritage when they hear that I'm Jewish.


well that just sucks. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danlo wrote:
Luci, Cail, Creator and I were discussing our Scottish heritage and now, thanks to Luci, I'm dying to read this book/series.


I suppose that is as good a reason as any, make sure you have a bodice on, because it'll get ripped!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm midway through Voyager, and may I just say I am already in love with L-rd John Grey. I can't wait to read the novels that feature him now. I had read one short story that featured him in the past, and based on that I was already drawn to the character, but having gotten to know him a little better in the beginning of this book, I would say he ranks right up there with Jamie.

Such a difference from Black Jack Randall...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabaldon's books are among the few that I can get totally lost in (as much on page 943 as page 50), that I feel I learn something from about myself (as well as my Scottish heritage), that risks so much and yet does not get cheesy (okay, maybe a tiny bit, but it just adds to the humor; and she admits it in one of the intros, the "nipples again?" comment).
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*was wondering if Joe Abernathy's comment about his son wearing his "hair out to here" (or something like that) comment in Voyager prompted your poll in gen dis*

I'm nearly done with Voyager. What an amazing turn of events towards the end of the book. I definitely did not see this coming!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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*was wondering if Joe Abernathy's comment about his son wearing his "hair out to here" (or something like that) comment in Voyager prompted your poll in gen dis*

I suppose so! Laughing

I'm on the last part of Voyager-- for the 2nd time. Someone said they'd mail me the further books in the series (no bookstore here will have them) and I will be pining for those until they come.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about 150 pages in to my first read of Drums of Autumn. They just get better and better...

I must thank Lucimay for recommending the series to me ages ago.
Thanks Luci!!
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