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Jennifer Lane Books

Hi, I'm Jen, a psychologist/author (psycho author) in Columbus, Ohio. I write romantic suspense for adults and new adults. And I'm a voracious reader of romance and fiction. I love laughing, swimming, volleyball, and Grumpy Cat.

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The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel - Diana Gabaldon, Hoang Nguyen Finally a Diana Gabaldon book I could read in less than two hours!

This was the first graphic novel I've read, and I found the experience rather strange. It was like Outlander yet not like Outlander. I loved Outlander so much I kind of wish Ms. Gabaldon didn't mess with it, but I also enjoyed the opportunity to gobble up more Jamie (or at least the artist Hoang Nguyen's representation of Jamie). It's hard waiting for book #8 of the series!

What I liked:
1) The inclusion of the scene where Claire decides to stay with Jamie or return to Frank--one of my favorites.
2) Seeing visuals of Castle Leoch and the McKenzie clan.
3) Claire's feisty personality shines through, as well as Jamie's quiet wit.
4) It was helpful to provide translations of the Gaelic.

What I disliked:
1) Okay, I know Claire is supposed to have an ample bosom, but her bedonkadonk boobies were OVER THE TOP! They were like freaking melons in some drawings! Apparently Mr. Nguyen is a boob man. ;D
2) Who the heck is Kenneth? Was he in Outlander? If so, I don't remember him, and his presence in the novel confused me. I wished there wasn't as much focus on Geillie or the other time travelers.
3) The cover says it's "Jamie's side of the story" but then it appears to be Murtaugh's retelling of the story. Murtaugh wasn't a character I connected with so I wished it really was Jamie's side of the story throughout the novel, as promised. He's the one I care about most.

Overall a fun read, increasing my appetite for book #8 of this amazing series!