SPOILER ALERT: DINNA read unless you have read chapter 31 in AN ECHO IN THE BONE.
OK so I'm sorry - I'm re-blogging. Like re-gifting. Because I need to go read, lassies. So here is the email I just sent Tracey. I will be backtracking a little later but for now - here's where I am:
"I'm on Chapter 31. Claire is exhausted and they're taking turns (Claire, Jamie and Ian) keeping watch while the others sleep so no funny business goes on on the boat. They're realizing that Rollo is on the other boat (I have all faith that we'll see Rollo again). And Claire just cried and Jamie stroked her hair and whispered soothing things in the Gaelic!!! It was like early Outlander!!! I died! ANDDD some dude called Jamie "a trifle elderly" and I almost jumped into the book and punched him in the nose."
This might be totally geeky and dumb, but I teared up at the realization that Rollo didn't make it to the other boat with them. That may have been the first tear moment of the whole book.ReplyDelete
Oh... this is such good part in the book!! Just like old times. Hey, this is random, but I saw this casting on you tube for Outlander. I know there a gazillion, but they had some good picks I thought. Especially with Claire...ReplyDelete
I liked this part - very exciting, but kindof difficult to keep up with who was on what boat and what their allegiance was. I also teared up a little bit when Rollo got left on the other boat because Ian was so upset.ReplyDelete
Tracey R--I totally understand about Rollo. At that precise point in the book I told my roommate "if DG separates Rollo from Ian for the rest of the series I will STOP reading." He's that important to me. They are the same person, sort of like a "Rollan." :)ReplyDelete
That's awesome! "Rollan" for the win!!ReplyDelete
I love this whole section too (tho I agree that it gets confusing). Anytime J/C are on a boat is a good part of the book, IMO...ReplyDelete
I teared up at the good-bye scene when she had to leave Adso. Couldna cry for the bairns, etc. I have a laptop coming and will try to get it online and participate in the next Chat.ReplyDelete
Terry, that scene touched me too! When Jamie points out that it's easier to cry for her wee cheetie. Or however it's spelled. It also breaks my heart on the boat, after Claire has killed the gunner, when Jamie fesses up that he's killed the gunner (unless he's just saying that so she won't flip out). When she cries even more for what Jamie had to do- that she feels even more deeply for the difficult choices he has to bear, than she does for herself. I love all the ways DG reminds us of what it is to love selflessly, and truly. And I especially love seeing Jamie smiling in his sleep again - totally marooned, on a boat, but with his Sassenach, still happy! Lordy. Or, lairdy. Hm.ReplyDelete
Sirena, I agree with your comment about the way dg writes about their relationship - how it has matured and grown into a selfless love. Makes me wonder about dg's relationship with her husband and how that has influenced her writing. I've never read her discussing that anywhere.ReplyDelete
Oooh Pam, Shannon, Jen L and I were just saying that today! I was saying DG's personal life must be stellar because of some of the things she writes. I willna go any further with this due to obvious reason...LOL...but she is definitely my hero.ReplyDelete