Outlander Chronicles 2013
Day 019 |Audiobook: Outlander, Part 4 | 00:38:10 – 02:03:05
Middle of chapter 35: Wentworth Prison
I’m still not quite sure if picturing Gerard Butler as Dougal MacKenzie is the right casting choice. Butler is a Scot, alright, but… I don’t know. I don’t even know when the idea got stuck in my head in the first place.
Claire uses “Eenie meenie, minie, mo” to decide which cell to check on first in Wentworth Prison :-)
She kills a man (her first, if I remember correctly) and finally finds Jamie, who’s already in a bad shape thanks to Captain Randall.
Just reading/hearing about the state of Jamie’s smashed hand makes me feel queasy. If there will really be a TV series, I don’t want to see it. But I guess they will show it nonetheless…
During Claire’s talk with Randall in the dungeon I was reminded of something Diana Gabaldon used to say a few times, when she talks about how readers tell her how much they loath Randall. She then always explains or at least she does so when she retells it, that Randall is as much a part of her, as all the other characters, because she created all of them, the good and the bad, the lovable and the loathsome. I don’t even know why the following line evoked that thought, because it’s still not very likable, but I have to admit, I liked Randall’s openness about it.
“Oh, you don’t want to watch [Marley molesting me]?” I asked sarcastically.
Randall laughed, truly amused. “I may have, what are called ‘unnatural tastes’ myself, as I imagine you know by this time. But give me credit for some aesthetic principles.
There are not many things, Jamie said, because he was hardly in the part I listened to today, but still…
“Claire! How did you – ye must get out of here at once. He’ll be back soon.”
[All quotes from “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.]