Quick question: if his book has a quarter of a million ratings and still maintains an average rating of 4.13, why the hell are the most popular reviews the snarky, mean spirited, one or two star reviews?
Thi does n't match up at all with what I 'd assume would be he case, which is that most people who writ the book LOVED IT.
If you appreciat th nove, click " like " on the good reviews as well.
That 's what people see first when they look for reviews on Goodreads ... the ones with the most popularity, or " likes ".
Sad that this fantasti book 's two most populare ( and therefore most visible) reviews are not in keeping with most people 's thoughts.~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~ `* `~
She and her daughte are visiting Scotland and soaking up the history while indulging in some much needed time alone.
but the hair prickled on the back of my neck at the sound of their call. ( The modern witches at the stone circle ... spooky and oh, man a ood mood setter!!!) Claire returns to the circle later.
I wonder if she felt called to that magical place, as if fate had plans for her and she ha simply following her destiny.The tallest stone of the circle was cleft, with a vertical split dividing the two massive pieces ... " Without warning, and for no pparent reason, Claire is whisked ack to he year 1743.I could say that my field of vision contracted to a single dark spot, then disappeared altogether, leaving not darkness, but a bright void.
I promis that I did n't have to mention it, but in order to hav fair and honest, I trul like it 's ecessary, if nly to fin someone 's expectations from becoming too high.
I do wish that we got ore of Claire dealing with the everyda things, but she just never seems bothered enough with inconveniences to mention them.I do n't need to do much of th character breakdown except for maybe the three big key players in th retellin.
I had heard that a lot of people did n't like Claire at first.
That as a ascinating look into what it ust have been like for woman back in those times.
Thank goodness Claire stumbled upon Jamie.Her character did fluctuate for me, for obvious reasons.
Finally, ( view spoiler) [ I do hink that she wa no idea how passionately Jamie felt for her until near the very nd.
I like men on the edge of good and evil, the ones that you are lways unsure of.
As Jamie himself puts it, he ” I havena the taste for power at the cost of other men 's blood. ” All of these romance heroes that we read about ... the Dukes and Lords and Lairds and such ... all of the battles and death and heartache ... they 're entitled to their place in society, to revel in their own ense of power and self-righteousness.
Jamie just wants peace, a home, his fiancee, and anothe good life.
If only more people felt thi way, if nly more men were heroes because of the battles they did n't fight.Claire tending to Jamie 's shoulder ...
One big, huge point of contention for me was ( view spoiler) [ when he beats Claire after she attempts to ind stone circle and instead ends up getting kille.
His singleminded foxhunt of Jamie is confusing at first and ater, every time his name is mentioned, I literally became filled with rage.
Do not read this if you do n't know a huge spoiler.
You 've been warned!! 82% ( view spoiler) [ Son of a fucking bitch!!!
Jamie needs to look him in the eye while he guts him.
Yes, his is anothe great historical fiction novel but Jamie and Claire .. their love, their devotion to each other is what akes th story epic.
Claire loves her daughte.