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Jan 01, 2014 01:00AM

9277 Alanna wrote: "Whoa what?! Claire gave John a handjob?! How did I miss this while reading?! Clearly, I need to re-read ..."

*dies* Honey, if you forgot that scene then I agree! You defiantly need to reread! LOL I have to admit though, we were all pretty distracted by the simple fact...

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Dec 11, 2013 10:28AM

9277 There is a lot of talk about the LJG and Claire scene so far. A scene I love because it's one of the more emotional and powerful scenes I've ever read next to the Voyager reunion. I went absolutely, for lack of a better term, ape shit when I read it.
I think ape shit best describes my demeanor because I basically lost all knowledge of human vernacular and preceded to jump up and down and make high pitched grunting noises. I refrained from throwing piles of feces or dragging my knuckles on the carpet.

But I digress... A few of my favorite scenes in this book are pretty awesome in themselves.

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Now my MOST favorite scene in An Echo In The Bone. (view spoiler)
Dec 11, 2013 08:57AM

9277 Read the Lord John Series and loved it. Book one was good but got a bit confusing at the end. It was a who done it but there was a round about way to getting to the end. But the rest of the books including the novellas were really good and I enjoyed getting to know more about Lord John Grey.

He comes off and not being such a proper dandy in the Outlander series. I love the fact that to Jamie and Claire he's always impeccably dressed and well groomed. In his series, much to the aggravation of Tom then later Bobby Higgins, he manages to become not just dirty but filthy, usually with something ripped or torn and sporting some injury. I absolutely adore it all!

I did not read this series, not even The Scottish Prisoner, until I finished An Echo in the Bone. I didn't want ANY spoilers. So I am in the minority of LJG fans,(view spoiler)

So reading this series only gave me a better understanding of Lord John Grey and his many foibles. It also gave be a better understanding of his sexuality instead of seeing them through the homophobic 17th century Catholic Scotsman eyes of Jamie nor the sometimes suspicious eyes of Claire.

It was also my first glimpse into a gay romance. I didn't know how I was going to take the sex scenes because to me, and some of you, romance is about escape and the fantasy of it all. Getting yourself right in the story and being a part of it, right? Well, I was proven wrong. Love is Love and lust is lust no matter who the players are no matter their preference. Seeing LJG fight his infatuation for Jamie and settle for friendship and doing ANYTHING to keep that very delicate friendship close is fascinating.

It introduced a new genre to me and one that I continue to look into after finishing this series.

FYI: I want a Showtime or BBC Outlander spin off series with LJG. The Lord John Grey Mysteries with Outlander cross over episodes!
Outlander Movie (1062 new)
Jul 17, 2012 11:55AM

9277 I've been bouncing up and down ever since I read Diana Gabaldon's tweet.


I was in shock when I saw it and actually asked for which series. Just in case it was for her Lord John Grey Series. When she tweeted me back saying Outlander, I lost it! Completely lost it!
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May 04, 2012 01:10PM

9277 So I just stumbled onto this folder for Rodger and was smacked in the face with Matt Bomer. He's a brilliant Roger!

I don't want to spoiler anything for anyone but so I'll just say this, I love Roger... So far.
May 03, 2012 12:26PM

9277 It does become sort of a Obsession doesn't it?!

I found this documentary about the Frazier Clan a more resent documentary. If you're participating in the current re-read but are reading the books for the first time don't watch this documentary. It's historical facts so it's really not a spoiler since knowing doesn't tell you what happens to Jamie and Claire.

9277 I really enjoyed the beginning of this book for one reason. It didn't start out saying Jamie was dead or had died. Unlike Dragonfly in Amber we start this book with some hope that Jamie might have survived Culloden.

At this point right before I started reading this book I was knee deep in YouTube for all the documentaries I could view about Colloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie and of course the Frazier Clan. So I was thoroughly familiar with what happened to the men, the actual battle and that idiot Prince Charles.

Unfortunately for me. Gabaldon was ready for that kind of tactic so knowing those facts did not prepare me for the things that happened next to Jamie Frazier it all just made me anxious about the possibilities of what could happen next!
James is such a common name and the Frazier Clan is a big Clan. They're more famous that I realized particularly the Old Fox. It was shock to realize how much historical facts were used which thoroughly made the story come to life for me.

For those that are interested watch documentary at own risk.
I say at own risk because it's very old and may cause some to have flashbacks of being in your elementary or high school history class. LOL!
Their are 5 parts to the entire thing and the bit about the 'Old Fox' starts in part 2 but... Don't watch any further! Part 3 - 5 has spoilers if you haven't yet read the books after this!

For that moment I did feel a bit like Roger and Brianna combing through Wikipedia and historical Highland sites and a few Jacobite sites and also one site in particular Undiscovered Scotland which has tons of facts and a historical timeline.
Apr 25, 2012 01:58PM

9277 Wendy F wrote: "haha, it's funny for me, knowing the answers to those questions!"

Ahhhh! I'm so excited! Knowing the history only makes me want to lock myself in a room with my Kindle!
Apr 25, 2012 01:36PM

9277 Thanks, Wendy!

I decided to add the spoiler. Because at this point if you're familiar with historical facts already it may seem silly to make people mark what they find as a spoiler since it's fact.

Example: The Jacobite's lost at Culloden.
Well duh. LOL! For those who may have not this that before reading the series. Sorry.
Example: The American's won the Revolutionary War.
Again, duh. For those that are still flying the Union Jack sorry but you lost.

Those are the kind of things just facts. Name, timelines, etc.

For instance watching while watching a documentary about the American Revolution, I received a bit of a jolt when I heard the name General Simon Frazier. After scrambling for my computer and looking this guy up I'm left to wonder if he'll be a character in future books.

Also young Ian is a Mohawk now. During the war the Mohawk's fought with the British! What the hell is Ian going to do? Surely not fight with the red coats? Starting The Fiery Crosstoday. Excited!
Apr 25, 2012 12:39PM

9277 Wendy F wrote: "Welcome Lillith, lol. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on these books, you always have such great comments about the BDB books in the other group! :)"

AHHHH! Wendy! I thought that was you! I wasn't sure! *bounces with excitement*
Apr 25, 2012 12:37PM

9277 Before I get into this I want to mention that I've only just finished Drums of Autumnso some of the things I say might be old news already. I didn't see a topic about this so I was interested to see if there are others in my situation.

I'm a little bit of a historical geek. Not nerd mind you, but a geek.

Basically, when I read a historical book or movie and thoroughly enjoy it I tend to dig like a Jack Russell terrier like a sleuth, for more information about the historical time, place, people involved, etc. Then, I complete become obsessed with it until I make my friend thoroughly sick with it by going on for hours about it until the issues are completely exhausted. I've done it with Tudor history, French history, Williams Wallace, The Jacobite uprising (after reading Outlanderand Dragonfly in Amber of course) and now... The American Revolution...

I was wondering if there were any others out there like me, knowing Gabaldon's flare for historical details, that have already dived into the past looking up basic facts to see where the storyline might be headed?

To bad Gabaldon wasn't my college adviser I might have turned out to be a historian. Also should this folder be marked spoiler?
Apr 25, 2012 11:44AM

9277 Hi everyone! *curtseys and waves to everyone* New to this group and new to the series, just finished reading Drums of Autumn. So many pinned up thoughts I've been needing to get out of my head. Not sure where to start first.

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