Some Droughtlander Relief Next Month

On October 18th, we’ve got 2 exciting new things to get distract us for a while.

First, we have The Making of Outlander. It looks gorgeous and I assure you we will have a review up as soon as we get it in our eager little clutches.

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And on the same day, we have an anthology with a new Diana Gabaldon short story. The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads contains the short story Fogmeister which is based on Berndt Rosemeyer, Germany’s most famous race-driver.

And if you’re wondering why this has no Jamie Fraser, I’ll let Diana explain. But I’d read Diana explaining the phone book, so I’m sure I’ll read it as soon as it’s out and will review it as well.

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So, happy reading everyone!

A Way with Words

I love the tv adaptation of Outlander, I really do, but I still return to the books to bask in the sheer artistry Diana displays in her writing. I’ve been pulling quotes from the books for quite some time into a searchable database (Outlander Quotes) to make it easier to find and revel in some of my favorite examples.

Most days I post a favorite quote on Twitter (@chaoscritter), in the Heughligans Facebook group and on Compuserve. But I also intend to occasionally post some quotes here with a more detailed discussion and analysis. Starting now.

Warning this next bit contains a pretty big spoiler for Dragonfly in Amber. So if you haven’t read it, stop what you are doing right now- yes now- and go read it. Spoilers beyond the click.  Continue reading