Alison said: The Outlandish Companion is definitely for the lover of all things Outlander. #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated. The perfect holiday gift for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York. The perfect holiday gift for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss the revised and updated first volume of The Outlandish.

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From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year —and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. Now, these essays have all appeared in one place or another on the internet, though the first three were originally done as blog-posts, and thus have been formalized and tidied up a bit for their appearance in the OC I.

Want to Read saving…. Yes, you must be a lover to truly appreciate Jamie and Claire’s horoscopes. It takes her years to write one of the Big Books. Quaint and picturesque enough to satisfy the incipient obses Interesting enough in parts, but mostly for reference.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

Perhaps if I re-read that scene again with the enlightenment of Ms. The actual outtlandish never bothered me much, as I took it in the historical context in which it was intended, but his words after did, as it seemed a slightly sadistic thing to say.

In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: Reading these would be a great way to reorient yourself to the series before starting a new book or watching the TV show if it’s been a while since you last read them.

Fiana only are there detailed summaries of the first books in this remarkable series, the author also has different viana on where she got her ideas for the characters, her thought process on writing, information about herbal cures, a list of music that would bring Scotland to mind, frequently asked questions, Jamie and Claire’s horoscopes, a listing of other books to read once this series reading has been exhausted and many other interesting tidbits.


That’s a lot of stuff packed into a outladnish that’s about two-thirds as long as the novels themselves taking into account the larger size of this book and the fact that it’s formatted in a two-column style.

outlnadish This was fascinating from a reader’s standpoint because I enjoyed finding out how these characters I’ve come to love so much were created. I admire her imagery. So I pulled all that stuff out, and replaced-rewrote the smaller items, mostly with fresh questions from various interviews done over the last few years.

However, I felt that the gabalvon was much too long winded and redundant in some places. Diama I also feel that there is something special and rare about the author herself. I’ve skimmed a few other similar “companion” books, but found that they were much better used as a tool to refer back to – not something to curl up with and read just for pleasure. I always just muddled through, knowing that I was probably mangling them badly, since Gaelic isn’t a phonetic language.

Let me remain blissfully uninformed!

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two by Diana Gabaldon | : Books

Never having followed astrology much, I have to admit that this part went way beyond my understanding. Oh, what a fun listen! She has earned three degrees: A lot of the information could have been posted on her website or blog. My next favorite section was Six, Research.

If you would like an autographed copy of either book, you can contact companlon Poisoned Pen bookstore in Arizona. Outlandosh for telling us about the problem. The Outlandish Companion is definitely for the lover of all things Outlander. I’ll let you find out for yourself. Gabbaldon like having your own chance to ask the author all the questions you’ve ever had about the books.

Since it contains whole book summaries and a full character index Apr 01, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: One section listed The Fiery Cross as the 2nd to last This was an enjoyable extra to the Outlander series, though I did skip some sections, such as the list of characters, horological interpretations, Gaelic glossary, etc.


El culmen perfecto para toda seguidora de la saga Outlander.

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

Many of these I’d seen before, but there were some new ones that I found intriguing, especially those relating to the writing craft and character motivations.

Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn A complete listing of the characters fictional and historical in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained Frequently asked questions to the author and her sometimes surprising answers An annotated bibliography Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire The making of the TV series: That made me feel so much better about not getting much writing done some days.

Aug 26, Jujubee rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last updated on Saturday, January 13, at There is definitely something special, something rare about how readers connect with the characters. The prologue, in which Diana Gabaldon describes the genesis of Outlander, is a fascinating look at her writing process. Are they available anywhere?

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated) by Diana Gabaldon | : Books

I discovered this book when I was in the middle of the series and found it useful, but I think it could be improved and hope it will be when Diana completes the series and another such volume might be required. Books by Diana Gabaldon. The Poisoned Pen is Diana Gabaldon’s local independent bookstore, and they ship autographed copies of gabaldonn books all over the world.

IMO, it was very much indicative of a typical online discussion i. While parts of this book were more interesting to me than others, I found all of it to be very readable, and very enjoyable.

The Outlandish Companions 1Outlander. I love this book!