Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Fantasy/fiction; 850 pages 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Summary: The year is 1945. Claire Randall and her husband retreat from a war torn Britain to the Scottish Highlands. But this second honeymoon doesn’t last long. Claire is out exploring a stone circle when she falls through two of the standing stone. When she comes out on the other side the year is 1743. Claire lands in a time where the English are not trusted by the Scottish but Claire has a useful skill. During the war she had been a nurse, so when she comes across a young wounded warrior, she is able to aid him in his recovery. The men who find Claire decide to bring her along with them as they travel to their laird. Now Claire must find a way to fit in or runaway, neither of which will be easy. 

Review: First, sorry for the shitty summary. It’s so difficult to sum up a book that is 850 pages with a million different story lines. Second, I did not give this book 5 stars because of the length. While I immensely enjoyed the book it was far too long. I thought that there were whole chapter that, while they made great stories, were totally unnecessary to the overall plot of the book. That being said, it was an amazingly written novel with incredible amounts of detail. There were times when it was impossible not to get lost in the story. 

Recommendation: If you can stand the fact that it is 850 pages, I highly recommend giving it a try. 

Next up: Burn by James Patterson 

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