As I have warned before….This will contain spoilers. If you have not read Outlander and you do not want any spoilers, stop here and go read it. We’ll still be here when you return….
Monday, March 6th, 2017-that’s the date it all started. Scott was somewhere in the Souteast. He had started Outlander the day before. On Monday he shot me a text and I asked him how he was enjoying the book. “Outlander is pretty interesting so far. I’m up to the point where Claire meets a woman who knows how to give abortions.” Oh yes, Geillis Duncan! I like how the abortion giving ability was what he thought I would remember about her character the most. That’s good ole Scott for you! Later he admitted to me that the reason he didn’t call characters by name was because listening to the audible does not help with spelling. And in this book there is a lot of Scottish & Gaelic which unless you’re familiar with, it is impossible to spell from it’s pronunciation!
The next day he was up and at it again! Shortly before noon I got my first text of the day from him. ” Well, I knew Claire and Jamie would end up banging. I didn’t think they’d end up married though. It’s a good thing Frank told her cheating was understandable during the war because of circumstances. Being trapped in the past is as good a reason as any to fuck somebody else.” Then shortly after I got another follow up text. “I have to say, I usually find sex scenes in books boring. But I like how she manages to let you know exactly what’s happening without actually directly stating it. Like I knew she was blowing him because she said something about biting down too hard. ” Man, Scott was into this now. A man admitting to liking a sex scene in a romance novel is like finding a unicorn in a field of horses! But I do tend to agree with him. The sex scenes in Outlander do a great job of describing the love making without getting super porny. I recently read a book that had potential to be a decent romance novel except they took all the romance and relationship building out and just inserted very graphic sex scenes. It killed the book for me. Women and men don’t want that. If they do…that’s what porn is for. (It doesn’t belong in a book about a woman trying to kill her brother( that happens to be the evil King) with the help her trusty Dragon friend that just so happens to shape shift into a hot as hell human. rant over.) Anyways, back on topic…Scott found the sex scenes in this book so entertaining that he would at random start discussing them at parties and gatherings with his friends. Which to his friends amusement and horror he’d get pretty into. “Well Jamie went from I won’t do anything you don’t like to pound you into submission in a hurry. She tells him to stop. Then ends up getting into it. And she bites his neck. He’s not much better than Randall. And she’s falling in love with him. And he has seemingly unending stamina. But he is only 23. ” Ah, to be a young 23 year old Scotsman…the whisky is flowing and the lassies are blowing!
Scott was flying through book one and finished it in just 4 days. I called him so we could finish talking about it. He realized how wrong he was about Jamie being as bad as Randall. He told me how tired of hearing “sassenach” he was. He was interested in the paradox of Randall dying. Although he expected nothing to actually come of that. And how he had already purchased the next book to find out what was going to happen after Claire ran her mouth and revealed that’s she’s from the future to like three different people and the end of the book. And with that we’re done with the first book. After this book Scott started texting us more and more so I’m sure future postings will be much longer…
Ye are blood of my blood, and bone of my bone, I give ye my body, that we many might be one. I give ye my spirit, ’til our blog shall be done.