Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Only Happy When it Rains

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you have read chapter 118 in A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES.

OHHHHH MYYYYY GODDDDD!!!!  I weep for Lord John. I seriously do. His love for James Fraser is so unconditional and all-encompassing... MY GOD. It's almost more abundant than Claire's. It's like he was born to walk this earth in such turmoil over Jamie Fraser after having done something unconscionable in his last life. It hurts me to the core of my being to watch this poor soul be near Jamie and hold back his feelings. Is it me or is he VERY easy to relate to? Haven't we all - at one time or another - experienced his pain in dealing with another human being? Someone  you couldn't share your feelings with... or express your true self with? My god it's mind-boggling how this poor soul can stay in the same room with Jamie and not scream at the top of his lungs "I LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH!"

OK so I've had a glass of wine which may or may not be enhancing my ability to wallow in pity - be it self-inflicted or otherwise. But WORK WITH ME HERE, PEOPLE!

And PS -  I will say it: I GRIEVE Stephen Bonnet. Boyfriend NEVER had a chance in this life! His family was probably god-awful - the likes of which you read about in Angela's Ashes. They lead him to this selfish life of crime. I'll never understand him. It was like he wanted to experience love with Brianna so badly but just refused to let himself go that route.

If I had a request for HERSELF - Diana Gabaldon regarding book 8 - it would be "Can we PLEASE have an HONORABLE IRISHMAN????"  I have HAD IT entirely with shanty Irish drinkers, gamblers, smugglers and the like. That's all we ever see in print or film! You'd think there wasn't one dignified Irishman on the planet! I have 5 words for ya:

THANK GOD FOR PIERCE BROSNAN!!!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Tracey R. said...

OMG you should SOOOOOOOO read Brotherhood of the Blade. Without spoiling it for everyone else (tho I've already told you the plot), our LJ finds a bit of happiness with someone whose initials are NOT J, A, M, M, and F. Not sure how things are going to go down (tho actually, I am, given that BOTB takes place right after Geneva's death at Helwater and we all know the choice LJ makes about 5 years after that...), and he most definitely has NOT lost that lovin' feeling for said JAMMF, but at least he's a bit distracted...

Anonymous said...

I am so hoping that LJ eventually finds happiness wtih someone. I just love him!

-SueA

Karen Henry said...

I agree, you should definitely read BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE, at least.

Don't leave us in suspense here, have you gotten to the end of the book yet? And what did you think of the ending??

I'm also wondering if you plan to dive right into ECHO immediately after you finish ABOSAA?

Karen

Purgatory Carol said...

But Karen - will I understand Echo better if I read it? Or do you just think it's a great read? I want to read it - but I don't know if I want to read it before Echo. But if y'all think it's imperative, than darnit, I'll do it!

Tracey R. said...

Carol--you'll certainly understand the relationship between LJ and Jamie better. Don't know how that may impact Echo--although given where things in that relationship left off at the end of ABOSAA, I'm thinking that it will.

I almost think you don't even need to read the whole thing...just certain parts...

Karen Henry said...

There is a particular storyline in ECHO which will mean a LOT more to you if you've read BOTB. But no, you don't have to read BOTB first. Particularly if you're dying to jump right into ECHO. :-)

I think you'll probably want to come back and read BOTB after you finish the series, though. It's the best of the Lord John books, in my opinion, and gives a lot of insight into his character.

Karen

Terry said...

Love Pierce Brosnan! Have been trying to figure a role for him in the Outlander series and have failed. Didn't Dougal have red hair? Otherwise, Pierce could have played him. The Fraser cunning and magnetism, the blue eyes... sigh.

Purgatory Carol said...

Terry - what's funny is that I see Pierce as an Englishman... even though he's Irish.

Tracey and Karen - I have been perusing the LJG book - the second one - I forget what it's called. Lots of LJG and Jamie in the stable chatting. I am not reading the whole book (right now) but I am familiarizing myself with its storyline somewhat.