Outlander on Starz!

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Registered: 03-05-2005
Outlander on Starz!
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Wed, 06-12-2013 - 5:32pm

It's just been announced that Starz is going to produce a series (a' la True Blood and Game of Thrones) based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Has anyone else read the books?  Any suggestions for the cast?


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Fri, 06-14-2013 - 3:58pm

shelbell3 wrote:

It's just been announced that Starz is going to produce a series (a' la True Blood and Game of Thrones) based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Has anyone else read the books? Any suggestions for the cast?

That's actually a series I've been wanting to read from people mentioning it! I better get my butt in gear!! :) Thanks for sharing this!

Is there a series or book similar that I may have read? Or what type of genre would you say it is?


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Registered: 03-05-2005
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 4:42pm

Erin, I love, love, love these books!  They are a combination of science fiction, romance, and historical fiction-which sounds like it should be a mess, but somehow Diana Gabaldon makes it work.  The blurb from Barnes and Noble explains it better than I ever could:

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone 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.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Her husband is two centuries away, she is related to her lover's mortal enemy, and her neighbors think she's a witch. In this unforgettable novel of time travel, Diana Gabaldon fuses wry, modern sensibility with the drama, passion, and violence of eighteenth century as she tells the story of one daring woman and the man who loves her.


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