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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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It also tells you some of the nuances of meaning that aren’t obvious in direct translation.

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It would also be useful for culture and history buffs or those who simply want to learn more about the settings, cultures, medical practices, etc. Thanks for the interesting info above. I skimmed through some of the other sections and found the parts I picked out to be useful. News, commentary, random musings, and occasional Deep Thoughts about Diana Gabaldon’s books. The most important part was without doubt the part where all the characters were specified.

I did like reading her email exchanges with her computer group as she was hashing out ideas — that was interesting. Sep 15, Lisa E rated it liked it. Is this companion book outlsndish reading now, if I just can’t get enough? Every character is here in this book, explained in a short paragraph. The outlajdish sections on the internet are a little time capsule. While I did not outlanrish all of it, I found the bits I read extremely interesting.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

Apr 01, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: Click here for more information on Volume Two. I don’t want to know how unspectacular her inspiration was. So I pulled all that stuff out, and replaced-rewrote the smaller items, mostly with fresh questions from various interviews done over the last few years.


That’s what I expected! Next is a brief primer on astrology and how dinaa readings are done. I thought all of her responses were extremely articulate and well-thought-out, as well as presenting a well-reasoned defense for the inclusion of such potentially controversial material.

I expec I was rather disappointed in this companion book. In the outlamdish I re-read the first books, but now that we are at this point in the series that takes some TIME. But I can’t stand her voice! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign outalndish. This includes sex, language, homosexuality not surprisingly, this section was the most extensiveabortion, wife-beating, and a couple of other minor issues.

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

Oh, what a fun listen! This would be a good gift for someone who loves the series, but not a must-read. Quaint and picturesque enough to satisfy the incipient obses Interesting enough in parts, but mostly for reference.

clmpanion Books by Diana Gabaldon. That made me feel so much better about not getting much writing done some days. We’ll see if we want to dive into that one as well Actually, as an avid reader of all things Outlandish I’ve never quite understood her theory in regards to time travel. Oct 21, Liz rated it it was ok.

Some of them are mere typos, others are actual errors, and still others are simply perceived errors that aren’t actually errors at all, accompanied by an explanation of why they aren’t.

The fact that I would actually read this big, heavy hardback “reference” book cover-to-cover probably says it all. This book covers the first four volumes of the Outlander series, but Diana Gabaldon is reportedly working on a second volume which will detail the books that have been written since this one was published.


It’s like having your own chance to ask the author all the questions you’ve ever had about the books. About the Characters FAQ: But for a book in this format, I decided to make an exception.

However, I did enjoy perusing the family tree charts and found them helpful in understanding how the characters are related.

The book is worth it’s weight in gold and gemstones just for the section on characters. Reading the book straight through like I did made the repetitions from one section to the next stand out more, outlanndish in all fairness, I think the author was simply trying to be thorough in her explanations for those readers who might pick and choose individual sections to peruse based on their interests. The audio version of the OC Volume 1 was released on August 17, I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

Since it contains whole book summaries and a full character index Vompanion read the updated edition, but not all sections were as up to date.

I learned some interesting tidbits in regards to the Outlander cokpanion, the creation and thought that went into it, as well as her process. Why can’t I find these books now?