I'm not at all familiar with the books, so we'll rely on Amazon reviewers to provide some further insight. "Outlander" appears to be a romance novel more than anything but is "filled with adventure, religion, and human conscience." Unfortunately this sounds a bit too emotional for my own tastes. "Diana Gabaldon has a true gift for understanding human emotion and translating it for the rest of us to understand." Nothing actually wrong with that, I'm just not interested in seeing a romantic 18th century adventure on the big screen. Anyone familiar with the books that can convince me otherwise?