I started to read this book years ago, but abandoned it very quickly. Since then I have read a couple of other books involving time travel, "The Time Traveler's Wife" and Connie Willis's "To Say Nothing of the Dog", and I loved both of them, so I decided to give "Outlander" another try. This time I abandoned it even earlier.
I have read Gabaldon's "Through the Stones", where she described the way she had written the book, and I thought that was quite fascinating. She obviously got a lot of fun out of writing it, and a friend who enjoyed it described it as "a light-hearted romp". However, I don't normally read romances, and the time travel aspect did not stretch my imagination, the way the other two books did.
Just not for me!