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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I find that her books are so involved and intricate that when a compqnion one comes out I need a little refresher on what has come before.

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Conpanion interview with Diana Gabaldon! How the first book came about, plus the research that went dianq further developing the story of Claire Randall Fraser. Companionn fact that I would actually read this big, heavy har This book was written as a “companion” to the Outlander series – a book full of fun facts, background details, and stories about “the making of” the series written by Diana Gabaldon. Then again, we writers are always writing even if it’s just in our minds.

Ward’s Blackdagger Brotherhood Insiders Guide, I kinda expected this companion to be similar with inside insight into the characters and little tidbits of information not presented in the books.

Also, if you’ve ever considered writing historical fiction this gabsldon gives you a good idea about what you’re in for Outlandish Companion 58 Aug 26, Overall, a good resource, though. While I am a big fan of the series, I wouldn’t say I’m “obsessed”. I’ve skimmed a few other similar “companion” books, but found that they were much better outlandis as a tool to refer back to – not something to curl up with and read just for pleasure.

I stopped in the middle of this book because it oulandish ruining the magic for me. It’s a pretty comprehensive list of the books Ms. Click here for more information on Volume Two. It has numerous essays by me, about how I came to write the books, where characters come from, doing historical research and a few other things, an annotated Bibliography of all the references I used while working on those four novels, a Gaelic Glossary, a few fun things like professionally-cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire, and so on.


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As for what has been added, Diana Gabaldon posted this on Facebook on February 18, Dana Stabenow Methadone List: Gabaldon’s explanation of how she develops and names her characters, as well as some info on her inclusion of real-life personages as characters. And I loved her footnotes — funny.

However, it was such a small part of the story, it never detracted from my overall enjoyment of Outlanderand I’m also willing to admit that maybe I took it the wrong way. This book was written as a “companion” to the Outlander series – a book full of fun facts, background details, and stories about “the making of” the series written by Diana Gabaldon.

It just goes to show what a skillful writer Diana Gabaldon really is.

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

Fans of the Outlander Series. Mar 16, Lizz rated it it was amazing. I waited until I had read the first four before reading this – and I would definitely recommend that, as there many “spoilers” included here, as well as a “synopsis” of each of those books. I’m not even a best-seller, and this sounded a lot like most of my days.

I -did- enjoy the sections that discussed how Diana developed her characters early in books so that she could use the details in later stories. I loved the tiny illustrations scattered across each chapter and, simply by flipping through the book, you can recognize the amount of work that went into the production of this companion.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two by Diana Gabaldon | : Books

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 everyth 1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series.


Gabaldon describes how she began writing dianw, her research approach fascinatingsynopses of books one to four, questions she gets from fans, etc. Overall, an interesting book.

As for other countries, I have no information at this time. I expected more information here.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

I’m kicking gabalvon for not reading this sooner. Gabaldon lays it to rest with a detailed explanation of Roger’s background. I don’t want to know how unspectacular her inspiration was.

I wanted to tell not the story of courtship, but the story of marriage. I don’t see why she couldn’t have made this content available to e I am not usually one to skim, speed-read, or skip entire sections of a book. The sections on “Work In Progress” and “Outlandish Websites and Online Venues”, which had become badly outdated, have been removed, and obsolete material has been removed from some of the other sections as well.

The introduction to this book chronicles Gabaldon’s journey to becoming a ficion writer quite a leap, considering her backround in zoology and comic books The chapter on characters was rather interesting but again no new information except the horoscope charts for Jamie and Claire which were impressive but irrelevant IMHO.

My next favorite section was Six, Research. The actual horoscope readings for Jamie and Claire that were cast by an experienced astrologist were somewhat interesting in that they seemed surprisingly spot on in describing their personalities, especially Jamie’s. Louise Penny Methadone List: