posted by snowwhitedrifted (West Coast Stacey/ SWD) and East Coast Stacey
..It’s been finished by both of us (yay!)
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!
Back in September, we started this book. I’ve (SWD) now read all but the last book (Echo in the Bone), and I am fangirling all over this series. EC is ready for book 2 (maytheforcebewithyou, Stace). EC Stace and I need to discuss it, since we didn’t while we were reading it.
EC: I did it! I read the whole thing! I know it took me a LONG time, but if you are reading at night and are extremely tired sometimes you have to reread the Scottish dialogue several times. That or I might be a bit dense. Probably the second.
OK, this post will need some visuals. Sooo, ladies, choose your
weapon Jamie. I did 10 minutes googling and visiting my outlander purgatory massive amounts of research finding all of the popular Young Jamie options:
EC: Jensen Ackles. That’s it! He’s the one. Dean from Supernatural would make a great Jamie and who I imagined the whole time. I also imagined him driving in a classic muscle car, instead of riding a horse. I perhaps might not be the best judge of these things.
but we don’t see that one until later. What would Jamie wear while he’s incognito?
EC: Look at all those kilts! Reminds me of Monarch of the Glen…and Archie and Lexie. They both need to be in Outlander. I love that show! I am so renting the boxed sets from the library!
While I also use my library card to take out Book 2! See I support my local library and like free things.
SWD: That is awesome! Somerhalder would be proud, EC!
EC: I officially take Somerhalder and Rhys Meyers off this list! Now that I have finished the book, Randall is a completely vile character with no redeeming qualities!
Wait…Somerhalder plays Damon. He can be very bad, but not Randall bad. And Rhys Meyers? The Tudor’s King Henry the Eighth was not a good guy and crazy town. Maybe I need to stop thinking of the two of them as Boone from LOST and the cute soccer coach from Bend It Like Beckham. Nah, I don’t want to!
EC: I still like the idea of Annie from the UK version of Being Human! (Just saw a commercial for the new season on BBC America during Top Gear. Yay!) I also saw a little bit of an English television show called Lark (something I can’t remember) that was on Public Television. The main girl would have been great! It also starred the now much older daughter from Absolutely Fabulous. Ugh! Does anybody know the title of this show?
EC: I like when they hit the road. It was like Road Trip with kilts! And danger! Also uncomfortable moments for our heroine, liked forced marriage! (I wasn’t surprised that Dougal wanted Claire for himself.)
Also, the witch trial scenes! That was very dramatic. Poor Geillis! Yes, I know she wasn’t the nicest character, but she was in the same boat as Claire. She was just trying to survive in a world that she wasn’t a part of. Gellis just handled it very poorly.
EC: I wasn’t. The Cullen in him was strong! (like The Force in Star Wars) Jamie, like Edward was a good man forced in tough situations. The difference is that perhaps Outlander is a bit umm…better written. I still love Twilight, but…Outlander is fantastic.
And since Jamie is an “Edward Cullen”, it still bugs me, even though it’s trivial, that Jelly Donut (Geillis Duncan) tells Claire that Jamie fathered Hamish. It tainted my early Jamie. I dinna like my Jamie tainted, Jelly! Speaking of Jelly, Debbie Harry is my Geillis…. See how nice I am to you, young Ian? Back to Outlander, and Gellis.
EC: Please note, my Geillis comments above.
And Dougal. I think I have mentioned my bizarre fascination with Dougal before, yes, I know he’s a dirk, but still. These are my Dougal’s, can you blame me?
EC: Dougal is interesting, because he does questionable things, but he means well. Sort of. Sometimes. Plus, he’s much better than his brother!
Ohhh keep reading EC…
fanfic an extra chapter or two of the Alice Cullen, hey it’s my blog, I can cross series Geillis/Dougal trysts.
And Column? Why not Golly from “Monarch of the Glen”?
EC: Golly is just the coolest. He needs to be somebody cool. I need to ponder this one. Ideas anyone?
EC: So many scenes in this book made me happy/sad weepy. Also, openly cheering a strong heroine like Claire.
EC: Number one, that picture freaks me out. I am pretending I didn’t see it. Number two, I think those details freaked me out. When looking at villains, Randall is one of the worst. He is insane. No wonder, Jamie was messed up after that. That’s one of reasons, Claire is such a great character. She fought to not only to physically save him from Randall, but emotionally as well. No shrinking violet here!
EC: I enjoyed it too! Bring on Book 2!!!