Search Results: "Diana Gabaldon"


BOOK REVIEW

DIANA by Jane Fincher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Others may be moved to a contemplation of the peculiar modern fixation with celebrity. (500 color photographs)"
In one of what will undoubtedly be a host of tributes on the anniversary of her death comes a collection of several hundred color photographs of "the people's princess," taken by the only female photographer granted access to Diana by Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

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THE SCOTTISH PRISONER by Diana Gabaldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A not strictly chronological but thoroughly entertaining entry in a franchise that shows no signs of running out of steam."
Vintage historical drama from seasoned veteran Gabaldon (An Echo in the Bone, 2009, etc.), another volume in her Lord John series. Read full book review >

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DIANA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And unless it's simply a makeweight being used to fulfill a contractual obligation, it's hard to understand why Fuentes allowed it to be published."
A roman Ö clef distinguished, so to speak, by feet of the samenot to mention other bodily parts lubriciously (if not lovingly) described. Read full book review >

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LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS by Diana Gabaldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"Deftly written, pleasantly concise stories about the ghosts of desire, each with its own discrete merits."
A secondary character from Gabaldon's Outlander series steps out in three supernatural yarns. Read full book review >

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LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER by Diana Gabaldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"A compelling and unique period mystery for the author's legion of fans."
Lord John Grey, a minor character in Gabaldon's wildly popular Outlander series, investigates a murder—and is forced back into a world he'd hoped to forget. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Gabaldon works a successful formula, with few surprises but plenty of devices. And yes, there's room for a sequel—or 10."
Of haggis, gigged frogs and succubi: Continuing her Outlander series, Gabaldon (An Echo in the Bone, 2009, etc.) again pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. Read full book review >

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VOYAGER by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1994

"Fans will savor this hefty tome's conscientious tying up of loose ends—but Claire's uncharacteristic passivity throughout and the book's overreliance on convention are unlikely to draw new readers. (First printing of 60,000; Literary Guild Dual Selection for February)"
The third (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber) in a time-travel trilogy that again creates a vivid sense of daily life in 18th- century Europe. Read full book review >

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OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"A satisfying treat, with extra scoops of excitement and romance that make up for certain lapses in credibility."
Once-in-a-lifetime romantic passion and graphically depicted torture sessions are only the two extremes of this lively time- travel romance set in 18th-century Scotland—an imaginative and lighthearted debut by a promising newcomer. Read full book review >

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A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Gold ingots, a corpulent white sow, polyandry, incest, miscegenation, a new time-portal and much backstory augment this installment's edematous bloat."
Time-travelers revolutionize colonial America with anachronisms and cliffhangers galore, in Gabaldon's sixth Outlander epic. Read full book review >

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DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Only for the author's most rabid fans. (Author tour)"
A convoluted, long-winded tome from Gabaldon (Voyager, 1994, etc.), who brings back the Scottish rebel Jamie Fraser and Claire, a time-traveler from the 20th century and the love of his life, as they face the late 18th century with characteristic aplomb. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 1992

"A most entertaining mix of history and fantasy whose author, like its heroine, exhibits a winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense."
An engaging time-travel romance, the second of a trilogy (after Outlander, 1991), that animates the people and politics of a pivotal period in history—while turning up the heat between an appealing modern heroine and a magnetic romantic hero. Read full book review >