Hey guys! It’s book review time, and today I have an amazing book review and recommendation to share with you all!
Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 368 pages
Rating: 5⭐ / 5⭐
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.
I picked up this book as I had seen many people rave about it on Bookstagram. And man, I was blown away by it!!
The book is centered around the late 60s early 70s rock n roll music scene. It as music, sex, drugs, alcohol, bands, tension, love, hate, misunderstandings, affairs, broken relationship and all that glittery dramas. It’s one heck of a rollercoaster.
The book is in an interview format, where each character reminisce and relive the past while they narrate the flashbacks. The author did a magnificent job in capturing the essence of the narration… Because the story is fictional. And all those Google searches will not take you to that band’s homepage or songs. That is the magnitude of an impression the book left on me.
I binged on this book. It was unputdownable.
I would definitely recommend you all to pick up this book as it is a rare, once in a lifetime, throw you into a black hole and wish it were real kinda read!
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