Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon

Description: (Book Sleeve) Now Diana Gabaldon has written the ultimate companion guide to her bestselling series, the book only she could write - a beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish. As a special bonus for those who are eagerly awaiting the next appearance of Jamie and Claire, she includes never-before-published excerpts from upcoming works in the series. And there's lots more in this lavish keepsake volume for the many devoted fans who yearn to learn the stories behind the stories.

Review: Perhaps you have to be a hardcore fan to really appreciate this tome. I did find some of the information interesting, but just skimmed the majority of the book. Part of the problem for me is that I've actually seen and met Gabaldon so I already knew much of this information. Also, it only covers part of the series, so now some of it is null and void. It was really great of her to put this together. If you really want to get into her mind, this is the book for you. I think she should have waiting until she was done with the entire series before putting something like this out. However, if you are just like to read her books but aren't a hardcore Outlander fan, this book is really not for you.

Score: 3 out of 5

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