The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel
After too long an absence, Jamie Fraser is coming home ...more
This didn't really convey the exact plot line of Outlander which is understandable but it seemed quite off a points. Although I ...more
This book really misses both marks.
I think it's called Outlander 1.5 but I never really figured out the story.
I advise skipping this one if you are an Outlander fan because it will make you mad. I advise skipping this one if you hate Outlander because it will make you even madder. With the stupid.
The artwork did not bring Jamie and Claire to life for me. It co ...more
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel is a 2010 graphic novel based on Diana Gabaldon's 1991 novel Outlander. Retelling the first third of Outlander, the graphic novel follows married World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall, who finds herself transported back in time to Scotland in 1743. There she encounters civil war and the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser. Unlike the source novel, this work is presented from the point of view of Mu ...more
What? Did you think we would enjoy a graphic novel version of Outlander from Jamie’s point of view? Really? We are not Twilight fans, Diana (okay, some of us are, but for exasperated outrage sake, let’s not quibble.) We are a different breed.
We’ve forsaken our literary street cred, we’ve risked justified divorce proceedings, we’ve let precious family moments pass us by. We’ve poured through 6,850 pages, 7,458 if you count the Outlandish Companion ...more
It’s been years since I read the first Outlander and while I remember the basics I don’t remember the details. I thought perhaps the gn would help fill in the blanks, but no. This version of the story is good if you just finished Outlander and want to relive it in a slightly different way. There are many plot points in the story that are simply not ex ...more
In the introduction to The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel Diana Gabaldon describes this work as a version of Outlander events told from the POV of Murtagh with a completely new storyline woven through them. I find this description a little misleading. Murtagh witnesses and participates in only a fraction of the eve ...more
This read as a very boring summary of the original.
The art, and I feel bad about saying this because the illustrator put a lot of work in, wasn't all that good... The faces were not consistent and it just wasn't working for me.
Sorry everyone that cares. :( ...more
You may need a toothpick for this one. It’s Outlander bite-sized.
Unlike my 20th anniversary edition of 627 pages of the first novel, this graphic novel comes micro sized, fast paced, only highlighting the most important events in the briefest of ways. From the time Jamie finds Claire you will follow the abbreviated version of the book till it renders to its end where Claire tells Jamie the truth and tries to return to her time. And we all know what happens….
“The hardest thing I ever did ...more
ok, sorry it took me so long, had to wait til my daughter started to wind down for the night.
Time for the review! (Note:automatic 5 star rating because I think Diana Gabaldon is wonderful and becuase of my love(obsession?) for Jamie ;) so basically I am saying I am biased, oh well.)
I will discuss the story and artwork seperately:
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS (if you are still reading after this warning you obviously want to be spoiled, you have been warned, b ...more
Although the story is told primarily from Murtaugh’s POV rather than Claire’s, it seems very much like the story I remember from reading Outlander many years ago. Of course, we get how much Murtaugh distrusts her and disapproves of Jamie’s relationship with her, but we already knew that. There’s also a new char ...more
While the novel contains some new information, ...more
Jamie and Claire were dipicted in a way that worked for me. Different to the series casting in some ways, but I read these books ...more
This book had 5 stars before I even cracked the spine..
However, even though my love for all things Jamie and Claire pre ranked this book for me, I do have a few bones to pick.. which, in truth is a foreign concept for me, when it comes to 'Goddess Gabaldon'..
1; Way too short.. It needed to be ATLEAST quadruple the size to do the story true justice..
2; Not enough focus on the love between Jamie and Claire.. (Part and partial with the 'way to short' comment'
3; Some art ...more
Most importantly, I did not particularly care for the likeness of Jamie, darn it.....and Claire was okay, except for her obviously major "boob job", but Colum.......poor Colum......he turned out to be waaaaay too short......like a child. Anyway.......
The good: thank you for keeping those iconic lines from the book in here!
Yes, Diana Gabaldon has dabbled in comic writing (Having written Scrooge McDuck comics some time ago), but I would say she really needs to hone her skills at graphic novel writing before adding another to th ...more
Interesting but a little confusing at times, especially with working out who some of the characters were when it wasn't explicitly mentioned. Definitely a fun read and something I would recommend to any Outlander fan.
What's not exciting however is this horrid rendition of Outlander. These novels are MASSIVE and and apparently are just not conducive to being condensed down. At least not if you want it to be coherent in any way, shape, or form. I mean, I read these books and even I was confused while reading this. Large and very necessary parts were left out, the character of Kenneth was added, Claire's boobs got bigger and bigger as the story ...more
So to say this book has the same impact as the original would be laughable. Truthfully, it doesn't even come close to the depth and emotion and the adventure of the book. Why it has even been produced in this for ...more
I was apprehensive for one reason -- the drawing and depiction of Jamie. All fans have a very strong image in their mind of what Jamie looks like. This, I think, is why we both anticipate and dread a movie of "Outlander". That being said, the drawing of Jamie wasn't ...more
This was the first graphic novel I've read, and I found the experience rather strange. It was like Outlander yet not like Outlander. I loved Outlander so much I kind of wish Ms. Gabaldon didn't mess with it, but I also enjoyed the opportunity to gobble up more Jamie (or at least the artist Hoang Nguyen's representation of Jamie). It's hard waiting for book #8 of the series!
What I liked:
1) The inclusion of the scene where Claire de ...more
Nice to see how Jamie and Claire met. The families were very interesting too. The old days seemed very different from times now. Hope to see Murtagh again.
Still have to finish the first Outlander novel.
Has anyone seen the TV show? If so, is it good?
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