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Sunday, October 16, 2011

VOYAGER BY DIANA GABALDON






I did not know this is the third book in the series. I see a book I like I have to pick it up as otherwise if I have to wait for books to come in the series form nothing will be read!

Voyager as the name implies shows the journey that Claire takes back in time after a gap of living twenty years in the twentieth century. Not lacking in courage but knowing that she is missing a huge portion of her life, Claire steps back to go back to Jamie her husband.

The adventures of Jamie and Claire are many - not least the fact that both of them have led separate lives for twenty years - it is difficult to reconcile the fact that the love of your life has taken another wife (who incidentally is ready to kill you in the fight for the prize), there is a son born out of wedlock and numerous bits and pieces which Jamie does not talk about but which blow up in their faces at the most unfortunate times. Claire and Jamie are both passionate in temperament - not quiet, self effacing souls here so fireworks aplenty. The sense of honor and family which binds them both takes them to the West Indies in a series of adventures with pirates, zombies, magic, voodooism and what not.

I could not read the book in one go simply because it is over 1000 pages long but if it was not for that fact this is one book I would have not got out of bed for anything at all. I just loved the detailed descriptiveness of Gabaldon - from the clothes, to the houses, to the climate, to the people - you did feel that you were actually living either in the eighteenth century or in the twenty first. The jumps from one century to the next were not jarring or difficult to handle. One just slipped from one to the other with ease. 

Just loved the book. Onwards to find the next one!

Now to some pictures of what I did on Saturday - to bring one into the twenty first century and the nitty gritty of daily work!



At Badalgama - pineapple and banana cultivation.

8 comments:

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

I absolutely love this book, this series is one of my favorites and I just gobble them up! Glad you enjoyed it :)

chelleyreads said...

i've been wanting to read the outlander series but i'm intimidated by the size. but glad you enjoyed and can't wait to hear your thoughts about the other books.

great pics! back in high school i used to work in the pineapple fields picking pineapples--it's the most tiring job i've ever had.

and thank you for stopping by our IMM today. :)

-Michelle
Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

The Outlander series is a particular favorite of mine! You definitely want to pick up the first two books in the series if you can!

Joanne said...

This series is one of my all-time favorites, but you really must start at the beginning to get all the puzzle pieces to fit in the story. I hope you are able to start at the beginning....such a fascinating journey of time travel, history, and a great, great, love story that transcends time.

Nise' said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this book. You are in for a treat as you keep reading. This series is one of my all time a favorites.

stacybuckeye said...

Love this series! Now you'll have to go back and readthe first one!

stacybuckeye said...

Love this series! Now you'll have to go back and readthe first one!

Lynne Gentry said...

I loved this book too. Time travel at its best. You want to read them from the beginning for sure!