22 May 2020

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Literary Fiction

My Review

This was a book I'd heard so much about. It seemed as though everyone was reading it or wanted to. Not wanting to miss the boat, I bought a copy and plunged right in.

What immediately struck me was how well the writing style worked. Written as a series of interviews with members of 70s fictional rock band Daisy Jones & The Six, it was pure escapism.

The author effortlessly transports the reader back to the heady days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. You begin to believe the band is real and events described happened. I thought the era was captured with total authenticity and insightfulness.

Daisy Jones & The Six doesn't pull any punches and is a no holes barred account of hedonism, excesses and debauchery. I thought it was terrific.  

Book Source: Purchased copy
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Cornerstone (7th Mar 2019)

The Blurb

Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six.

From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They sold out arenas from coast to coast.

This is the story of their incredible rise: the desire, the rivalry – and the music.

Then, on 12 July 1979, Daisy Jones and the Six split up.

Nobody knew why. Until now…

The Author

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. 

Her novels have been Indie Next Picks, chosen by Book of the Month, and featured in People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, and more. 

Her newest novel, Daisy Jones and the Six, is a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Los Angeles.

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