DAISY JONES & THE SIX - TAYLOR JENKINS REID

 

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published: March 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction/Music

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now. 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.

 

NICKY'S REVIEW   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was an absolute rollercoaster. Although I didn’t overly connect with In recent times I have fallen victim to being let down by my high expectations of books that everyone else seems to be reading and loving. So thank the LORD for this one, because HOW GOOD WAS IT GUYS. I was engrossed from the first to the very last page, and I don’t think it let me down in any way. So bless you @tjenkinsreid for giving us the much needed and iconic Daisy Jones. What I enjoyed was a refreshing change with the interview style structure, character perspectives and how you knew so much, yet so little about them all at once. The story of ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ was more than just the band. It was love, lust, addiction and euphoria, and how each of them were a sign of their times. I loved how I was made to feel so invested, and can we also take a moment to appreciate Daisy and her bestie Simone 😍. I cannot wait to see Daisy Jones brought to life with the upcoming tv series!

 

TAY'S REVIEW   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book is simply unparalleled. In Taylor Jenkins Reid's Rolling Stone interview, she explained her reasoning for choosing a 'documentary' format, which was to make us feel like we weren't reading fiction but like we were actually there, immersed in it. Well congrats TJR, it was unbelievably easy to imagine how this would translate to a visual documentary, and you best bet I will be binging the TV adaption as soon as it's released. This book was fun, hardcore & goddamn electric. It oozed sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll, a pretty accurate depiction of 1970's Los Angeles. It was emotionally complex and layered, but also wasn't short on humour particularly when it came to the well-crafted contradictory character perspectives. It might not be a 5 star for everyone, but I truly think it's the kind of book that's hard to dislike. My advice? Read it, and read it soon.

 

CONTENT WARNING

Drug & alcohol abuse

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