Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Run, Don't Walk and Buy this Book!!!!

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander was released in Canada and the United States today.  And the title of this post says it all - if you haven't read this book yet (or even if you have!) RUN, don't walk and BUY it right away!!!!

I first ran into this series of book while in college.  I was standing in line at the bookstore, waiting to pay thouands of dollars for my books (well, maybe not THOUSANDs, but close enough!).  The line was a thousand years long (again, a wee bit of exageration, perhaps?).  The book, "Voyager" was on the bookshelf near the line, so I grabbed it and bought it.  It was thick.  It was heavy.  It was cheap (ish).

Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.  I probably drove my roommates crazy because I was raving about the story.  Fantastic!  Great writing.  Great romance.  Great history.  All favorite things of mine.  Then I discovered that it was part of a series - and that it was the THIRD book?!? What in the world?

Well, of course I had to go and find the first two books and read them all in order, including "Voyager" again.  Then I went on and on and on reading.  And I still am . . . . the last book in the series has yet to be released.  I'm very impatiently patiently waiting.

But back to the topic at hand.  Today, Diana Gabaldon released the 20th anniversary edition of the first book in the series.  And it has a ton of extras with it - notes from the author, a timeline of events, a map of the area in the book and even a CD with selections from Outlander: the Musical (which is a whole 'nother topic I could go on and on and on about since I just found out about it and NEED to find out where I can see it!!!!!)

If romance novels are your thing, you'll love this book and series.
If historical novels are your thing, you'll love this book and series.
If sci-fi is your thing, you'll love this book and series.
If you love bodice ripper novels, you'll lve this book and series.
If you love books and series where you become attached to the characters and feel as if you know them as well as yourself, you'll love this book and series.

I can't say enough about it.
Don't Walk.
Nearest Bookstore.
Outlander: 20th Anniversary Edition

Read it.
Love it.
Share it.

And while you're at it - check out Outlander: the Musical - I'm listening to it now and WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!  It's an Outlander Series lover's dream!!!


Meredith said...

What?? Outlander the Musical? That's amazing! I've got to find out more about that ASAP! 'Ken?

Meredith said...

That song officially gave me goosebumps. Love it!

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