Daisy Jones and The Six
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...more
CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion
Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story composition crea ...more
Daisy Jones & The Six is essentially a band documentary transcript. I'm sure most of you have seen a band documentary before. Former band members, thei ...more
Felt like I watched an amazing documentary while I’m reading an exhilarating book. It’s an unforgettable ride with full of not much sex, but too much drugs and rock&roll.
I love the lyrics, especially “ Impossible woman”, “ Regret me” and “ Turn it off” and of course “ A hope like you”!
Welcome to the 70’s world with the rising of a rock band, smashing egos of group members, e ...more
That was my main question when I picked up this book. Sadly, no.
There was a lot of potential but I felt like the story wasn't flesh out enough. I highly recommend listening to this one as an audiobook due to the format (interviews).
Reminded me a bit of A Star Is Born, but maybe less tragic and with a very confident main female character. The characters were definitely attaching but I felt like there should have been more. 300 pages of interv ...more
This didn't touch me whatsoever. I was bored and the story and some actions of the characters felt repetitive to the point that I skipped some paragraphs. Everything was so predictable and dialogues even felt pretentious sometimes. Trying to be meaningful while actually being pseudo deep (like 80% of tumblr u know?).
Sure, this had some great quotes and some funny bits ...more
there has been some sort of mistake. this book is labelled as fiction, but that cant be right. there is no way these people arent real and nothing you ...more
On a scale of 1 to irreversibly devastated, how much will this book hurt?
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story. ”
Oh fuck. I'm a mess. I'm such a hot mess. I feel like Daisy on crack. I'm a crying mess, I'm a screaming mess, I'm a heartbroken mess. How the fuck am I supposed to continue on with my life now after this book has happened? Could you people do it? I NEED A SEQUEL OR A MOVIE OR A SERIES OR SOMETHING! I'm literally on Youtube right now, trying to find a cover of ...more
yep this is my third time reading this book. i just adore it with my whole heart. this time i physically read it and annotated it, and it was everything.
2nd read: 29-31 march 2019 (audiobook)
UGH I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS BOOK
1st read: 14-15 march 2019 (audiobook)
cw: drug use, alcoholism, addiction, abortion
I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970’s - their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene - eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is not a novice author. Her other five books:
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”,
“One True Loves”,
“Maybe in Another Life”,
“After I Do”,
Are ‘all’ genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that ...more
The rock genre took the world by storm, selling out arenas and gathering heretofore unheard of crowds of obsessed fans.
Groups such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, and Queen were living large with lifestyles infused with sex, drugs and rock and roll.
This novel is a fictional profile of one such band, Daisy Jones & the Six.
Told via a highly creative interview format, Daisy Jones & The Six is an ...more
This is one such time.
Seriously though, did I read the same book as everyone else?
I was hoping beyond all hope that this would be my first 5-st ...more
Another thing I was reminded of was A Star Is Born. The chemistry between the characters and the battles against self destruction are strong themes in both. If you are a fan of that movie, I think you will find a lot to enjoy here.
Speaking of characters - ...more
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Now you know that this one made the cut, check out my video review to see the others!
Daisy Jones & The Six were the hottest thing in the late seventies - and just when they were on the cusp of true fame they broke up.
I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.
It scared me that the only thing between this m...more
Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesn’t see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesn’t immediately think of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac?
Reid does a great job capturing that sense of stardom; the sex, drugs and rock n roll.
I love how this book is written, as if it is a history of an actual band, as if it’s a compilation of interviews with everyone involved. It was wild to see how different things said or done were misinterpreted or remembered differently by others. I ha ...more
THIS happened! WINNER! goodreads choice awards best historical fiction 2019!
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I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better.
this is a breeeeezy zip of a book. it’s written in a gossipy, fragmented way, using snippets of “behind the music”-style interviews to chronicle the rise and fall; the ...more
Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, that’s what the seventies were all about, man!! Right?
Taylor Jenkins Reid has done an admirable job of creating the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies and the rock bands that were catapulted to success beyond their wildest dreams.
From their humble incarnation to their mega-stardom, to their slide down into relative obscurity, the author takes us on a journey back to th ...more
Aug 10, 2019 update:
I talk more about why I didn't love this one in my recent reads video here: youtu.be/bM5Wh7rpwSQ
But honestly, I just really struggled to particularly care or connect with most of the characters, and the ending was How I Met Your Mother-level bad.
But I still love Karen. ...more
I’m big on the fictive dream, where the author drops me into the story via the characters and I’m transported away. My world dissolves and I’m in the world the author created. Daisy Jones is written in a stylistic structure, it’s the way a journalist might write a ...more
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