bookrev: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
3 stars: Very Descriptive, but much too long
I admire anyone who writes a book, esp. a book well over 800 pages. I really like the concept of the time travel and the romance, and the period of history in Scotland is very compelling. The characters Claire and Jaime, as well as some of the minor characters like Murtagh were very well developed. And the descriptions of the imagined life at that time were quite good.
But the book dragged in points. I found myself surfing the last few hundred pages. I didn’t put it down, because I was involved with the characters and wanted to find out what happened…but I wasn’t involved enough to read every word.
I am torn as to whether to read the next one, or find the cliff notes.