Scottish Warriors, Jamie and Claire, The Iron Throne and Other Things I Wish I'd Thought of
I am thrilled to hear the Scottish brogue and delighted to read about kilts and plaids and learn about the Clans. (the Highland variety, that is). The details of the Jacobites get a bit thick, but Jamie is involved and Jamie is heroic. And fluent in both Gaelic and French. And wears nothing under his kilt. And is romantic and red-haired and tall and manly. And Claire is smart and often droll and willing to sacrifice for her passions.
And the torture scenes make me squirm but holy cow!
So yeah. I wish I'd written this. I'm glad Daina Gabaldon did.
For that matter, I wish I was George RR Martin and brilliant enough to write GAME OF THRONES. I might have given Sansa more spunk but that's my only quibble. Anyone who could create Tyrion
What do you wish you'd written?
Outlander is one of those books that I keep hearing about, over and over, and there is going to a point--now?--where I finally think: Hey! I should pick up this book that everyone is raving about!ReplyDelete
Me too, Jody! I think it's time to add it to the summer reading list.Delete
Years ago I used to be on a Compuserve writers group headed up by Gabaldon. Back when the Internet was mysterious.ReplyDelete
Thank you for that 6 degrees of separation, April! Hah! And as for Outlander, a former student insisted like a million times that it was something I'd enjoy. And finally I was like okay. 1000 pages here I come. I figured I'd humor her. Now I am addicted to this saga.ReplyDelete
I'm totally missing out on GAME OF THRONES...ReplyDelete
i love Game of Thrones...especially the way characters can appear as heroes or villains...depending on the POV.ReplyDelete