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 am not usually one to skim, speed-read, or skip entire sections of a book.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I would recommend checking this out from your library first like I didand then decide whether it’s worth purchasing. All in all, well worth the money for anyone who loves this book series. However, I felt that the book was much too long winded and redundant in some places. I was pleasantly surprised by her down-to-earth vision on the craft and all the little self ironies regarding what it means to be a writer of historical fiction: I enjoyed this book especially the glossory and pronunciation guide.

Oh, what a fun listen! I was quite impressed that it was a relatively short list for four monster tomes. The frequently asked question section was really interesting.

This is followed by a complete cast of characters from the first four books in glossary format, which is a great quick reference for finding out more about characters you may have forgotten and cpmpanion they relate to other characters and plot. Below is a section-by-section overview along with my thoughts on each one: My TBR list is growing from having read it.

Some die-hard fans of the Outlander series have probably read every bit of this, and there really is a lot of interesting information in here, but not all of the content is worth taking the time to read e. Now maybe the most helpful section for me, the one section that would make me want to keep this book in my library, is the Cast of Characters.


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. 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.

Her “stories about the stories” are nearly as good as the stories themselves. Actually, as an avid reader of all things Outlandish I’ve never quite understood her theory in regards to time travel. I didn’t see the point in making things difficult for myself.

Gabaldon shares her reasoning behind the inclusion of various elements in the story, which some readers have found offensive.

It definitely made me want get a hurry on with the rest of the series so I can discuss it fully with my mom.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

How the first book came about, plus the research that went into further developing the story of Claire Randall Fraser. Gabaldon lays it to rest with a detailed explanation of Roger’s background. On a side note, I very much enjoyed the author’s story of meeting the Ladies of Lallybroch in Canada along with outlzndish ‘Scottish’ stripper they’d hired.

I was rather disappointed in this companion book.

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: Research online penicillin text convos and Part Six: May 25, Mimi rated it really liked it Shelves: This site is not intended to infringe on the author’s copyright in any way.

I enjoyed Gabaldon’s tone, and her anecdotes throughout. El culmen perfecto para toda seguidora de la saga Outlander.

My review of the original edition of The Outlandish Companion read approx. I wish i had this book as a reference when i was reading the first 4 of the series. As for what has been added, Diana Gabaldon posted this on Facebook on February 18, The Outlandish Companions 1Outlander. Next is a brief primer on astrology and how astrological readings are done. The section also begins with a brief primer on Gaelic grammar.


The book is worth it’s weight in gold and gemstones just for the section on characters. It contains a section at the end about the production of the TV series from the sale of the option for the story several times throughout the years to the start of filming in Gabaldon’s explanation of how she develops and names her characters, as well as comanion info on her inclusion of real-life personages as characters.

Apr 01, Outlandidh rated it liked it Shelves: TOC includes detailed synopses on the first four books, an alphabetical guide to all characters, Gaelic phrases and pronunciation key, sections on historical accuracy and background, and some very intriguing responses oultandish frequently asked questions.

It’s narrated by both Davina Porter and Diana Gabaldon. My husband describes it as “the perfect bathroom book,” outlandjsh you can pick it up and open it anywhere. It was written after “Drums of Autumn” the fourth book in the series. I learned some interesting tidbits in regards to the Outlander series, the creation and thought that went into it, as well as her process.

Sep 15, Lisa E rated it liked it. We loved the idea she has for a novel about Master Raymond! October 27, A lot gabalddon people have been asking about these books recently, and I hope this FAQ page will help to clear up some of the confusion. And I also feel that there is something special and rare about the author herself. My interview with Diana Gabaldon!

Outlandish Companion 58 Aug 26, Part One is a synopsis of each book, whittled down to approximately 15 pages.