Title and Author: Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Bantom Dell, an imprint of Random House
Target Audience/Age Group: adult women
Part of a Series? Yes
Will the Reviewer Keep It In His/Her Library? Maybe
First line: It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at leat at first glance.
At Comic-Con die hard book fans will get in a publisher's line without having any idea what they are going to get when they reach the booth. We were delighted to be handed this book because all of us loved the hot guys in kilts at the Outlander booth. Of course they were trying to drum up business for the Starz series, not the books, but we all knew Outlander book sales would increase if the series was any good.
Our older members had managed to evade reading Outlander and its sequels when they were selling like hot cakes. Our younger members hadn't heard of it until the series. One of the later volunteered to read it for the blog.
Her summary: It's a middle-aged woman's fantasy, complete with hot guy who only wants to make her happy. She skimmed large swatches of it because, as she said, Claire and Jaimie go all over Scotland having hot heavy sex everywhere they go.
One of the older members said she'd rather have sex than read about it, and that killed the discussion.