I want to like Outlander but ...

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Chimmy's picture
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I want to like Outlander but ...

I just don't know if I do! I find myself feeling so back n' forth, one minute it hs my attention the next I hate it. Sometimes I feel the drama is just a bit too much, and some of it is ohhh it just gives me the willies. I'm twoards the very end and ugh, I don't know it just bothers me! lol I want so badly to LVOE this series, I have heard over and over and over how much ppl love it. Many of them are good friends of mine who like similar books to me, but you know I could finish this book & probalby not pick up any of the others. I probably will though b/c curiosity will get to me lol Why don't I like this series! I'm begining to feel like there's something wrong with me lol

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I have finished reading all 6 books. Outlander was my favorite. I did find the ending of Outlander very disturbing, though. I think if you aren't hooked by now, its not going to happen. Sad

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ugh! The ending is disturbing? How can it get worse than what Randall did to Jamie? *shivers* Are the others as violent as Outlander?

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That's what I was referring to. No, the others aren't that disturbing, but the Randall/Jamie thing does get talked about in the other books.

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I dunno, I'm reading the last one and I've found a part pretty disturbing, actually.

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"OntarioGal" wrote:

I dunno, I'm reading the last one and I've found a part pretty disturbing, actually.

I know what you are talking about and while, yes, its not exactly pleasant, it didn't leave me feeling close to the horror I felt in Outlander.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm Now you have me curious. But I totally get what you are saying because I feel like there is something wrong with me because I can't get into Harry Potter. I feel like I have to FORCE myself to read it - yet so many love it!

I am going to be reading Roots next. Then I might try to pick up the Outlander series. Who is the author?

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Outlander is by Diana Gabaldon.

Interesting about Harry Potter. I didn't read any of them until the last one came out, but was sucked in once I started.

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I read started reading HP after book 5 came out.

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I went back n' forth with Harry Potter, I'd be totally into it and then I'd get bored & then get into it again. I was pregnant with Isabelle at the time so that might of had something to do with it lol I think I'm going to continue with the Outlander Series, their good and it's a nice distraction while at work ~ we'll see how it goes! lol

ETA:Okay I just finished Outlander & I'm at work, so I can't run to the stoer to get the next book. ACK!!! It ends well, I want that 2nd book now dang it lol That's just cruel, not sure if I even like the book & now I'm dying to start the 2nd one lol

ETA again ~ what order does the series go in? I'm kind of confused. Is it Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Firey Cross & then A Breath of Snow & Ashes?

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I'm pretty sure you have that order right.