ECHO, three years later
This week marks three years since Diana Gabaldon's novel AN ECHO IN THE BONE was published.
Diana often comments that readers' reactions change over time. For those of you who read ECHO when it was first published in 2009, I was just wondering whether your attitudes toward the book have changed at all, in those three years, and if so, in what way, and why?
- Are there parts of the book that you enjoy more on subsequent re-reads than you did at first?
- What do you think of William, Rachel, Denny, and Dottie? And has your reaction to any of these characters changed since you first read ECHO?
- Are there any scenes in ECHO that you skip over on re-reading? And if so, why?
- Has your response to the Claire/Lord John subplot changed at all since you first read that part of the book? If so, how, and what caused it to change?
(For me, the answer to that last question is a definite YES, but it took a long time, multiple re-reads, and quite a lot of discussion on Compuserve, for my opinion to change. I'm still not thrilled that it happened, but I have finally gotten over my initial strongly negative reaction.)
PLEASE NOTE: I don't read excerpts or #DailyLines from WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD (Book 8, aka MOHB or MOBY), so please don't refer to excerpts or #DailyLines in your comments. Thank you.