[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Outlander By Gil Adamson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

The Outlander In 1903 A Mysterious, Desperate Young Woman Flees Alone Across The West, One Quick Step Ahead Of The Law She Has Just Become A Widow By Her Own Hand Two Vengeful Brothers And A Pack Of Bloodhounds Track Her Across The Western Wilderness She Is Nineteen Years Old And Half Mad Gil Adamson S Extraordinary Novel Opens In Heart Pounding Mid Flight And Propels The Reader Through A Gripping Road Trip With A Twist The Steely Outlaw In This Story Is A Grief Struck Young Woman Along The Way She Encounters Characters Of All Stripes Unsavoury, Wheedling, Greedy, Lascivious, Self Reliant, And Occasionally Generous And Trustworthy Part Historical Novel, Part Gothic Tale, And Part Literary Western, The Outlander Is An Original And Unforgettable Read.


10 thoughts on “The Outlander

  1. says:

    Truly, a beautiful book About a young woman running for her two brothers in law, in the Canadian wilderness, around 1900, after having killed her husband, this is not a real spoiler, it is clear right from the start I guess Fighting to survive A little slow in the beginning, especially the scenes where the Widow, Mary, is alone, were too long for me The language and descriptions of the wilderness are beautiful, but after three pages of it, I thought, ok, noted about the wilderness beauty and cruelty, and now some action please But once she gets into contact with other people in the story, it comes alive Especially the mine town part of the story is wonderful I can see the comparison with Cormac McCarthy, one of my favorites, it being a dark story of an individual struggling to stay alive in wilderness surroundings, but the difference is that Cormac s style is sober and direct...


  2. says:

    Drop it She s done Who knows who they were Who knows where they took her And even if you knew he spread his small hands out what could you do Are you Sam Steele The two of them drunk for two days, until the Ridgerunner could drink no , and merely sat holding his head Then a long, sorry, sober night during which the dwarf had chattered to stave off his companion s unnerving silence, telling story after story, every one about her Wondering at the particulars of her past, the whiff of crime, her dreadful pursuers, recounting the incredible fact of her firing upon them Questions that were unanswered and unanswerable It had been a wake.I wish there was a better start to the new year, but this is the first book I finished and it was disappointing.Not that the book was a total waste of time but the story was just bland especially after having read Alias Grace, The Tenderness of Wolves, and The Silence of the North.This book follows the story of Mary Boulton the widow , a nineteen year old woman who is on the run after killing her husband This is not a spoiler, by the way This is given away within the first few pages of the book and it s all over the blurb, too.Now, given that we already know why the widow is on the run and there is not much mystery to her story, I expected the book to come up with another element th...


  3. says:

    A young woman has killed her husband Now, she flees across the Canadian wilderness pursued by her massive brothers in law, who are bent on bringing her to justice As she fights for her survival, the widow is tormented by uninvited memories of her life and unhappy marriage.That s basically it, synopsis wise It is the author s descriptions of the almost unimaginably vast landscape and large cast of interesting characters that make this worth a read view spoiler...


  4. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book it s a real page turner It concerns a young woman who murders her husband and is on the run The characters she encounters on her journey remind me in a way of The Odyssey The loner who saves Mary s life and steals her heart the mining town minister who becomes her protector the dwarf who runs the only store in the mining town of Frank the miners, the stragglers, and the settlers each has his or her own vitality and consciousness Even the old tracker who dismounts with arthritic languor to read the traces of Mary s flight is memorable She grows into a...


  5. says:

    This is a remarkable first novel, reminiscent of Tenderness of Wolves, with a smattering of Cold Mountain, it s beautifully written Very descriptive, not just of the landscape, and believe me the Canadian Rockies sound very bleak, but also of the despair and hopelesness that existed at this time As her story unfurls,we realise that Mary is a real heroine, not ...


  6. says:

    Well, I read this all the way through, so that s something, I guess Seems I cared enough to see how it would end, so I had to give it another star for that reason.In the books defense, I think the author almost created a female Homer s Odyssey, and that s what kept me coming back to it A lot of running away and crashing through the woods, and then a period of bonding and domesticity, then crazy events and feats of superhuman survival and escape The author did manage to build some sense of suspense However, one of my first problems with the book was the way she insisted on referring to Mary Boulton, throughout the entire book, as the widow It got in the way of my being able to picture and relate to the character Every time I read it, it irritated me The widow kept making me see a gray haired old lady, not the young, vulnerable, unprepared and quite frankly really stupid girl that she was supposed to be I could not get a feel for who Mary was The real problem may be that Mary just had no personality She stumbled along in a catatonic state throughout the book I don t know how anyone came to care enough about her to rescue her She barely ever spoke, and when she did, she never revealed her real self Must have been her stellar cooking, which included glutinous porcupine stew It was an impossible stretch to imagi...


  7. says:

    A story about nothing, full of characters you care nothing about Sure there are some great descriptive passages about rainbows, darkness, the smell of horses yada, yada, yada but all these mental pictures connect a whole bunch of empty I dunno something about new Canadian writers and trying TOO hard to be clever All those words completely got in the way of developing the story I did not care one speck about the main character the widow and so her adventure meant nothing to me I have been to all of the places towns Adamson mentions in this story and her tale did nothing to bring out the mystery romance possibilities of this area and its history And then the...


  8. says:

    Pretty impressive for a first novel but I suppose the beautiful prose makes sense for a published poet This was quite an adventure This felt to me like a combination of Frazier s Cold Mountain and Mrs Mike Some passages were so visually and emotionally rich that I read them numerous times over, like tasting a good wine, you can t just have one sip Like this one, As a little girl, she had lain awake at night, staring hard into her lightless bedroom, imagining that the darkened room congealed and shifted a shadow play, black on black and she had waited for what chimera might show itself A strange child, she had been unafraid of these things, monstrous figures reaching for one another, sickly shapes boiling up like dumplings in dark broth Her only fear was that they pantomimed her flaws and sins Some nights she said her own name over and over again, as protection, as explanation Or this, How cruel that she had really seen him, touched him That he had been real, not another phantasm drifting greyly among the trees, a little gasp of loneliness from her afflicted mind But a beautiful face, a...


  9. says:

    This is an absorbing narrative written in 2007, not to be confused with D Galbadon s Outlander series While there are some maddening stylistic inconsistencies and awkward sentence structure at times, it s a compelling story of a young woman s struggle to survive in the Banff wilderness at the turn of the last century Ingenious plot devices include the true occurrence of a devastating landslide in 1902 03, the wor...


  10. says:

    This book was an unexpected borrow from the library I had gone in to return a couple and meant to walk out coldly not looking around But of course that never works, does it Adamson s first novel, this 2007 title was wonderful With lovely writing and a compelling story, it caught my attention from the first page and was very hard to put down Why did the widow kill her husband Where will she go Will she manage to avoid the two brothers in law who are trailing her, seeking revenge and their version of justice Will she starve or freeze or simply go mad in the Canadian wilderness of 1903 I liked Mary and cheered for her throughout, although I maybe foolishly do not understand her actions on the very last page, but I am tired these days so maybe i m just not connecting...