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Outlander - Is anyone planning to read more of this series?

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I am curious if after reading Outlander is anyone "hooked" enough to continue on to the rest of the books?

Submitted by Sharon, posted on Friday March 02, @11:00PM

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Yes, I am.

Outlander made me curious enough to read something more about the characters and the scottish highlands. I love historic settings in a novel and although the story seemed a bit too much like a romance novel at times, it made my imagination go wild :-) and the greyish everyday disappear. Some scenes in the book were a bit too much though...for the feminist inside me...I had to remind myself that "this is how things were back then". Gosh, I'm glad I live in a place and time were women don't get their behind whipped just because they acted "stupid" according to the husband. Yikes! I am not sure I will go right ahead and read book nr. 2, but probably within 1-2 months.

by SEB on Friday March 02, @11:02PM

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Thursday, 12-Oct-00 17:42:08

I like the historical setting of this book too (Most of my very favorite books do take place in a time of the past, or somewhere that is very different from the life I know).

I plan to read the next book sometime in the near future, although I don't think I'm hooked to the point of reading each book multiple times (like many people seem to be). I liked Outlander for it's "fantasy escape" value, and the humor too.

by Sharon on Friday March 02, @11:04PM

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Sunday, 29-Oct-00 03:35:37

I loved the Outlander series and fell in love with the characters. We have the Highland Games here where I live every year in October ...all the men are dressed in their quilts and a grand time is had by all.

by Kelsana on Friday March 02, @11:05PM

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Have done. They are all written beautifully.. but, if you love Jamie in this one, by the third book in you might actually start to think that he's becoming a jerk with age. Several other characters also display this tendency. But I can't fault the quality & style of the author at all!

by frankierabbit on Wednesday August 29, @04:52AM

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Yes, in fact i've read all of the books up to the Fiery Crooss. The next book will be out sometime in the winter. I'm only 15 years old but I think that the books are great! Now don;t let my physical age make you not want to read the books. They are great and i love them dearly. Inside tip for anyone who's read most of the books. William (Jamie's other son) finds out who Jamie really is. E-mail me i would like to talk to others about this book.

by Angel Marie Fraser on Friday March 14, @08:22AM

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Yes, in fact i've read all of the books up to the Fiery Cross. The next book will be out sometime in the winter. I'm only 15 years old but I think that the books are great! Now don't let my physical age make you not want to read the books. They are great and I love them dearly. Inside tip for anyone who's read most of the books; William (Jamie's son) finds out who Jamie really is. E-mail me i would like to talk to others about this book.

by Angel Marie Fraser on Friday March 14, @08:23AM

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How do you know William finds out? Do you know anything about when the next book wil be out? I've read them all up to "The fiery cross" many times and am trying patiently to wait for the next one. Please let me know if you find out anything, all of the sites I've looked at are dated as far back as '00. Thank-you.
Cyndie

by cyndie on Sunday July 11, @09:30PM

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I've read them all and LOVED them all! when the last one came out, I ran to the bookstore! They are absolutely excellent.

by Storm on Monday June 09, @05:32PM

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I have only read the first one so far and I liked the characters and the little hook they left you with at the end. I will probably read more but I am not in a hurry. I did that with the Jean Auel Series and then was so disappointed in the last one taking so long that I have not read it. I have to learn to take my time I think.

by kris on Friday July 11, @03:20PM

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I have read all of them. I am completely hooked. You can read excerpts from the next book on her website. You can find out there how William finds out about Jamie being his father. I too cannot wait for the next one to come out.

by KLA on Wednesday July 28, @11:40AM

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I'm 74 and have spent at least 65 of those years reading and reading and reading... I was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration and decided I had best read pretty steadily for the rest of my life to get all the books read I had already bought. I had purchased the Outlander series several years ago and so I began with Outlander. I liked it and so went on to Dragonfly in Amber, which I found a little boring in parts (too many battles and war strategies). But I went on to Voyager and I liked it the best of all of them so far. I am reading a mystery right now to give me a little break but my mind keeps going back to the series and I want to return to them as soon as I can. If you are a person who likes to read a realistic book, this series is not for you. If you like to be transported to a different time and era, you'll love it and my daughter must be that type of person because she read all five books and loved them. I have read so many books, anyone who would like to write and tell me their favorite kind of books, I will be happy to suggest a few. I love a big thick book and my favorite of course, was Gone With the Wind so if anyone would like to suggest some I could read, I would appreciate it.

by Shirley Kirkpatrick on Sunday September 12, @11:30AM

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I am totally addicted to the outlander series. I even have the first one in German (I would have all of them but they are so thick they would not have fit in my luggage. But I have read them in German). I am 18 years old and have been reading them for years. I especially love the way Diana Gabaldon writes. She makes everything believable. I started reading them just as the fifth one came out. All I can say is that I am glad I didnt start reading earlier and get stuck with the cliffhanger in book 2. I have waited patiently for the next one and if there is any possible way for me to buy it the day it comes out (really busy schedule) I will.

by fun_n_smiles86 on Thursday September 08, @06:31PM

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