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Monday, 25 March 2019

#BookReview Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


About the book

For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now. They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn't believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently. The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed. Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.


Published by Hutchinson

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MY REVIEW

I don't know how the author has done it but she convinced me within a few pages that we were looking back at real people and the experiences during the 1970's and the music business... and I adored every blooming minute of it and just want to read more, and buy merchandise!!! Where are the CD's? The t-shirts?! I want them all!!

It's a very simple story - sex and drugs and rock'n'roll! The fame, the glamour and all the good and bad that follows!  Daisy Jones is a young girl who has forever chased affection, seeing as she never got any from her self absorbed parents.  She drifts from one thing to another and starts to build up a profile - she's stunning too so that always helps her get away with more than she should!

And when her path crosses with the band The Six, super-stardom is soon on their doorstep and while it may seem a dream to many of us, it often turns into a bit of a nightmare and we get to look back on the highs and lows of their careers in a cleverly told story that reads like a magazine interview, with various viewpoints chipping in with their recollections of different times during the years and it's a great way to tell the story.

Daisy is such  a different character to the others in the band, so it's fascinating to see their stories alongside her.  While many are happy just to be in the background, the main man of The Six is dealing with his own addictions and issues and he and Daisy make for the main focus of the story and all the headlines the band receive with their clashing personalities and outlooks on how the band should go forward.

I really couldn't put this down once I had started it and I'm already eager to pick it up again and enjoy it all over again!! READ THIS BOOK!!

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