Great books often turn into great television series. Outlander, adapted from the Diana Gabaldon’s best selling book series, will premiere on August 9th at 9 p.m. EST. Outlander is brought to viewers by Time Warner Cable on the Starz channel. Fans of this book series, you will want to tune in! Even if you haven’t read the book series, you will still love this show.
Ask a question on social media and you will get a variety of responses. Especially when you are looking for a good book series to read. A couple of years ago, I posed this very question. A friend of a friend suggested the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon. I remember her very passionate love for the book series that is now mine as well.
While historical fiction is not the normal genre of books I enjoy, there was enough mystery and suspense surrounding Claire Randall’s adventures that I spent quite a bit of time catching up on this best-selling book series. I love when I find a book series that is several books deep already so I don’t have to wait for the next book in the series. It is more than historical fiction, it has shades of romance, history, science fiction all wrapped up into one epic story.
The history in the book series in fascinating. A good historical book always compels me to spend more hours outside of the book researching and reading about the historical characters and events beyond the book. I spent quite a bit of time outside the book series looking up tidbits about Scotland and its history as well as the leaders at the time.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. She finds her life threatened immediately in this new world. She is forced to marry Jamie, who is a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior. Her heart is torn between the two worlds. Oh and ladies, the Jamie is just as hot and steamy as he is described in the book series.
The first episode goes a little slow, which is necessary as base background for Claire and her husband Frank’s relationship, but stick with it as it speeds up pace as she whirls back in time to the 18th century. The books are lengthy and full of story so it will be interesting to see what gets played out within the show. Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, is a spot on character and alludes the warmth and magnetism that you read in the novels. I also can’t wait to hear more witty banter between Claire and Jamie in future episodes.
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