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Wonder how come you didn’t find my usual drivel in your Inbox or (ugh !) Reader today ? Well, in the event that anyone did, I don’t have an excuse – but I do have an explanation.
I am completely hooked on “Outlander”. Like, COMPLETELY. In fact, I am a total ADDICT.
My young sister (whose fault all this is !) and I were discussing on the ‘phone this-morning how pathetic we both are. Briefly. And then we agreed that it’s not pathetic at all: it’s just that Gabaldon knows how to write to please readers on so many levels. Not on all, I admit freely – there are some things I’d like less of and some more of; there’s the fact that I don’t like the narrator’s ‘Claire’ voice when she’s delivering dialogue… but they are so small, these dislikes.
The fact is that I’ve been playing disk after disk in slightly manic fashion, and have now [sob !] finished. It was only 28 disks, after all …
And it’s been made into a TV series, with close involvement from Gabaldon herself. Paula tells me it starts on Soho (Fox cable TV) THIS WEEK. [sob !] I can’t afford cable TV, and can only wonder how long it’s going to take to come out on DVD. It’ll probably cost more than a six-month subscription to Fox … Hmmmm …