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Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realises that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles

MY REVIEW:

You know those books that everyone gives 5 stars to and tells you that you must read it next?  Those over-hyped books that all your bookworm friends are raving about and you aren’t sure whether you should read it or wait until the hype dies down?  Daisy Jones and The Six was one of those books for me and in my humble opinion it was absolutely worth the hype and the wait!

“Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll” is basically the entire premise of this book and I bloody loved it.  Daisy Jones and The Six has been written in the style of a transcript from an interview between an journalist and Daisy Jones and the band members of The Six – “THE” band of the 70’s, plus their family, friends, managers and those closest to the band in their heyday.

The fast pacey dialogue had me absolutely fascinated from the beginning and I was transported back in time to the 70’s rock and roll scene in America watching the band from their early days to the height of their fame.

Daisy Jones and The Six maybe a fictional band but they felt absolutely real and authentic to me whilst reading about their personal experience of being part of the biggest band in the 70’s.  I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book.  A wonderful collection of flawed characters, observational humour with an atmospheric and authentic setting and I was truly captivated throughout the book.

 

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