How would you describe the series?
Diana Gabaldon asked the following question on her Facebook page yesterday:
OK. We're starting to work on the flap copy for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEARTS BLOOD. This is always tricky, because we have to come up with copy that will say _something_ halfway relevant about the book/series _and_ lure new readers into at least flipping the pages, _and_ do that in about 300 words.Here's my own answer to that question. It's the best description I can come up with for the OUTLANDER series as a whole.
(Well, say 100 words to describe the series, 200 for the plot of MOBY.)
So I thought I'd ask: what would _you_ tell a friend that you wanted to hook on the books?
A highly entertaining roller-coaster ride through 18th-century history, with unforgettable characters, the OUTLANDER series is an epic adventure that touches on virtually every aspect of the human condition. Whatever you're looking for -- history, sex, warfare, time-travel, medicine, murder, witchcraft, and much, much more! -- you'll find it in these books. Diana Gabaldon’s prose is richly evocative, often lyrical, and filled with warmth and humor. She brings the past to life with fascinating historical details, intricate plots, and characters so vividly portrayed that they seem like real people.What about the rest of you? How would YOU describe the series, to someone who knows nothing about Diana Gabaldon or her books?
(P.S. The photo above shows my own OUTLANDER book collection.)