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Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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 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.
Published: March 2019
Publishers: Randon House
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction
Format of Reading: Audiobook
Goodreads Star Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My expectations of this book were very low, I adored The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so I had no idea what to expect from listening to this book. From hearing about some of the reviews of this book I took the oppertunity to use one of my credits on Audible and started listening to it.
I think that if I had read the book I probably wouldn’t be able to finish it in the same time as I did with the audiobook. While listening to this book it felt like one of those celebrities documentraies that you would see on music charts show channels or something Eentertainment would do with famous actors a long long time ago. Throughout listening to this book it just felt soo real to believe that this band should have exsisted but you couldn’t find anything close to the description of Honeybee (One of the songs), I wanted to a snapshot of the eye gazings of Billy and Daisy, listening to it felt magical.
But this book wasn’t just about Daisy and Billy, it was also about the other members of The Six. While I did expect some typical tropes like band fights, it gave more depth to the core of the relationship between the bandmates, it was flawed and interesting to hear. And of course, being a rock band in the 70’s, drugs and alcohol were added it to give a deeper indepth look of the fictional band, but also show the harsh reality of what it could affect people not just themselves but people around them.
The last hour listening to the audiobook was emotional, I’ll try not to spoil it but it felt like a release between all the characters. There ongoing relationship throughout the book really gave some light into how far they had come and it also gives you the answer as to why Daisy Jones and The Six break-up?
It is a book that I want to reread physically and annotate the hell out of this book because I loved it so much.
The great thing is, is that Random House Books also has a Spotify Playlist with songs that could give a sense as to the type of music The Six made.
I hop you get the chance to read OR listen this book because I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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