Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 book 12

Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber
The sequel to Outlander is a lot less awesome than its predecessor. It starts off strong, in 1968, and the beginning is so startling after the way the last one ended that I checked three times to make sure I hadn't skipped a book. But then we flash back to where we left off, with Jamie and Claire doing whatever it is they're doing. Mainly they're in France here, doing really boring political things, and then in Scotland, half-heartedly participating in a war. Seriously, this book was soooo long and sooo boring. And I say this as a history major! It seems like it could have been interesting, but it just isn't. Also, this one has even MORE rapiness than the last one did. It's very . . . unpleasant. I also feel like Claire and Jamie's relationship is supposed to read as passionate, but some of their arguments are very cringe-worthy. I'll probably check out the third one, but this one was like 400 pages too long. B.

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