Sunday, October 27, 2013

Spookiest moments in the books

With Halloween approaching, I thought it might be fun to talk about some of the spookiest, scariest, or most eerie moments in Diana Gabaldon's books.  What are some of your favorites?

Here are a few of mine:

- Margaret Campbell speaking in Brianna's voice, in the "crocodile" scene in VOYAGER (Chapter 61, "The Crocodile's Fire").  That always gives me shivers, especially the audio version!

- Claire seeing Otter-Tooth's ghost in DRUMS OF AUTUMN (Chapter 23, "The Skull Beneath the Skin"), and her shoes appearing on the doorstep of their cabin on the Ridge.

- Lord John's encounter with a zombie in his bedchamber, in "Plague of Zombies".

What about the rest of you?

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Anonymous said...

The telling of the ghost story in the cemetery in the beginning of Drums of Autumn is the very spookiest part.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Claire seeing Otter Tooth was spooky for me!

Anonymous said...

In Voyager, when Claie meets Miss Margaret Campbell and she has a "fit."

Lori Thomley said...

Favorite spooky moment: Jamie's ghost seen by Frank at the beginning of Outlander.

Not truly spooky but WAY creepy - just re-read the the mother & son ghouls on the battlefield trying to kill and despoil a wounded Jamie - verra glad Claire is such a bonny wee swordsman!