“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.” ― Diana Gabaldon

Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”
― Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
First Published: 1991
Language: English
Pages: 868

Goodreads Summary:
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.
Now, how to start to describe this marvelous piece of art? I have so much to say yet am also left entirely speechless at the same time. I have cried helplessly, laughed heartily, loved dearly and hated utterly during this read. I have never experienced something quite like this before. At times, I had to stop reading to calm myself, that's how real it felt to me.

These characters... they will hold a place in my heart eternally and I am glad for it. Knowing this adventure is far from over, I feel rather ecstatic. It's safe to say that I have never read anything as astonishing as this before, so I have absolutely no doubt when saying that this is in fact, one of the best books I've ever read.

There is honestly nothing that I didn’t enjoy. Because of this book I am obsessed with Scotland. The culture, the country, the language, the music, the history, ... I am actually planning on going there in the near future! I have to see Scotland's allure for myself.

I’ve learned a great deal about Scotland during the 18th century. Being a History student at college, that’s definitely a marvelous thing. I’ve read so many people complaining about the way women are treated within this novel. I believe that Gabaldon did the best thing she could when writing these bits. It’s crucial to comprehend that back in the 18th century, women were treated poorly. Sadly, it was the norm back then. It wouldn’t have been historically correct if she left these bits out when describing married life during that time.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction, time travel and romance.

Rating:  ★★★★★

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