November 28, 2008

A Lovely Voyage

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon's 

A voyage indeed, this book crossed 2 continents, 4 countries and went back and forth between 2 times (the 1760's and 1960's).  The book was absolutely riveting.  I could hardly put it down, and in fact would have finished it a day sooner if Jason's wouldn't have hid it from me so I would cook Thanksgiving dinner.  There is nothing this book doesn't, war, time travel, pirates (yes, pirates!), African voodoo is just too much.  I feel like I am on a ride and I don't know where Diana is taking me, but I love it so much I am NOT getting off.  Characters you almost seem to forget from the other books come back some in haunting twists, and others to save the day.  Through Jamie and Claire's travels they meet up with the most intresting people, it has been fun to goggle the names and see what ties they had in our time (just like Forrest Gump in a way).  I am really loving this series, and I am a terribly sad that there are only 3 books left.  
I read on her website that they are making a movie of the first book, I can't even begin to wonder how much they are going to screw that up.  There is no way to tell they story in one movie, without butchering it to pieces.  I think it would be better suited as a HBO series!  Each book could be a season, and with all the rich characters and layers of the story...there would endless reserve of ideas and dialogue for the writers.  And don't even get me started on who would play Jamie...
Well, I promised Jay I would clean up the house and do some laundry before I started the next book.


Granny and Gramps said...

Pretty clever of Jason to hide the book. Poor April. I have not heard that the movie is a done deal. Diana said on her site "which 100 page do you want to include". She also mentioned that she thought that a BBC or the outfit that produced Masterpiece Theater could do the books as a series and in that way cover all the action. We'll just have to wait ans see.

Rachael said...

I am going to have to start reading this series! I need a new one to get hooked on. I have been reading old romance novels my mom left and they are just dumb.