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May 19, 2019

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts



Daisy Jones & the Six is the latest book club pick in the Reese Witherspoon book club.  It's getting a lot of fantastic reviews and positive comments on social media.  It's written in a different style and you feel throughout that you are reading a nonfiction book about the rise and fall of a band in the 70s instead of the fact that you are reading a fiction book.  There are interviews with all of the band members, some of the family and others who were part of the dramatic popularity of the band and with most memories, the memories of two people about the same situation are in totally opposite from each other.  This is definitely a book about Sex, Drugs and Rock&Roll.

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March 2019; Ballantine Books; 978-1524798628
audio, ebook, print (368 pages); women's fiction
When the novel begins, Daisy is a beautiful teenage girl in LA who gets involved with rock bands and drugs in the late 60s.  The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll is what she loves the most.  By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed and she gets the opportunity to sing with an up-and-coming band called THE SIX.   At first when she starts to sing with them, there is lots of animosity from the lead singer, Billy.  After he gets to know her better and realizes what a great addition she is to the band, he becomes nicer to her and begins to write songs with her.  The album that they write, Aurora, becomes a huge hit and they become more popular than they ever dreamed of...until they all just walk away at the height of their popularity and never sing together again.  This book explains the rise and disappearance of one of the greatest bands of the era and it's often difficult to remember that this is a fictional band and not a real band of the 70s.

This is an interesting look at life during the 70s.  It's written in a different way and once you get used to it, it's fun to read.  Warning - there is a lot of sex and lots of drugs in this book.  For me, that lessened my enjoyment even though they were necessary parts of the plot.

If you want to read the book that everyone is talking about, give Daisy Jones & The Six a read...I don't think you'll regret it.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.


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