If you are a fan of music from the 1970’s (who isn’t?!), have a thing for Fleetwood Mac and enjoyed the movie Almost Famous- you will love this book. It is written like a documentary and you truly believe you are reading a historical account about a real band the entire time. However, Daisy Jones & The Six is about a fictional band set in the 70’s and tells the story of their climb to fame. The author does a great job of really painting the picture of the California music scene, and what it must have been like to go touring as a band with big rock star personalities and relationship drama.
The format of the book takes a few minutes to get used to as it is set up like a typed interview with conversations and varying points of view from the different band members. It’s a fun format though and I really liked the uniqueness of how the story unfolded.
This was an easy read and I am thankful to have borrowed it from my neighbor. However- I didn’t need to borrow it for very long- I devoured this book in two nights (and I was EXTREMELY tired because of it- but worth it!)
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DAISY JONES & THE SIX
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 ’n’ 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 realizes 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.
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