O=Outlander

I am in a bad mood today, so the post is going to be a bit short. O only brought one book in my mind, and that is Outlander.  This also is a series, but I am just talking about a few things of the series.

Outlander was not my first Time-travel book. In fact it came much later. The thing which made it different for me was the little things the plot made me think:

1) The book is about adultery and not about adultery. Is it adultery if one marries again while time-travelling ?

2) What if time travel means that you can go back for some time and then travel again? How much of the future would you actually bring with you? Would you sell those medicines for money?

3) What kind of marriage can it be when the parties understand that it’s time-bound? Or if it’s forced?

4) If somebody enjoys being raped, does it stop being a rape?

I know these questions are not only associated with this book, but very few books bring out this kind of dilemma truly well. Besides my mind has strange filters. It takes what it wants to and discards the rest. These questions hammered in my mind as I read the book. As I read about characters’ moral and ethical dilemma’s I wondered what was actually right. Or if there actually is a definition of right?

This is a mammoth series, some 800 pages only in first book itself. The only thing I struggled in this book was too much of history. Author on her part was showing the events of that time. But I never liked history too much.

But I have a problem with series. They are not really able to hold my interest for too long. Same happened with this. I am yet to read the last two books of the series.

 

 

 

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sonia Lal
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 23:59:29

    I have not read this series, but I have read the offshoot series, the ones involving Lord John. That one was pretty good.

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  2. Mars
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 00:17:46

    Hello, visiting from twitter chat @ #azchat tonight! I love time travel stories, your points made me curious about this one so I may have to just go check it out! I’ve already bought a book randomly because of the A to Z challenge 😀

    Mars
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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  3. Arlee Bird
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 00:39:17

    Hadn’t heard of this, but I do like time travel stories. You’ve posed some interesting questions here.

    Visiting from #AZchat. Join in for next Twitter chat tonight at 8 PM Eastern Time #atozchallenge

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  4. internetreviewofbooks
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 03:54:03

    I can’t quite buy into the time travel concept, appealing though it is.Too many contradictions. Wormholes, on the other hand…

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  5. sumyth23
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 17:33:43

    Haven’t read this book, but loved your piece on it. And why doesn’t anyone likes history? 😀

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