Daisy Jones & The Six
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in ...more
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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 ...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, ...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 ...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 ...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
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
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
I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year (video) .
Now you know that this one made the cut, check out my video review to see the others!
How am I supposed to live my life knowing this band never existed???
Review to come.
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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
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
Groups such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, and Queen were living large with lifestyles infused with sex, drugs and rock and roll.
This novel is the fictional profile of one such band, Daisy Jones & the Six.
Told via a highly creative interview format, Daisy Jones & The Six is an exceptional example of that ...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 ...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 ...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.
So this is a girl that desperately wants to connect. But there’s no one in her life who is truly interested in who she is, especially not her parents. And it really breaks her. But it is also how she grows up to become an icon.
And that is what this is, a story about a girl who wanted to connect with the world and have anyone out there willing to spare some time out to listen to her, listen to every word she had to let out. It's a story about a girl who grew up to be an icon, an inspiration, ...more
DNF @ 22%
“I love you as much as I’m willing to love anybody.”
I can’t believe I’m DNFing a Taylor Jenkins Reid book. She wrote one of my favorites books of all time, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, that means more to me than I have words to even begin to express. But this? This was just boring, and crude, and told in such a bad format. It’s like mini interviews if you will, where multiple people are talking, but ...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 ...more
I so connected to this book as it took me back to my teen years of the 1970’s in which music, specifically rock n roll, played a huge part.
My now husband and I were always traveling to big concert events in our late teens. One of the most memorable was on July 30, 1978, where we stood in the sweltering heat just feet from the stage listening to the awesome band, Fleetwood ...more
I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.
If you want to get the full experience I highly recommend the audiobook. The main reason this was so good in audio was because this book is written in an ...more
When I am not reading books, I spend a lot of my time reading in-depth articles. Sometimes these are on subjects I have little to no outside interest in: rich people bickering over preschool traditions, incels getting plastic surgery, whether Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July parties ...more
I've been fighting this author for some odd, un-explainable reason. But now, I can admit it. I'm a Taylor Jenkins Reid fan. Every time I would see one of her books I'd say 'oh, she's not for me'. People are raving about one of her books and I'd say 'those books are nothing that I like'. Due to the Travelling Sisters group, I joined in and read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I kinda thought 'oh I know I'm not going to like it' but I really enjoyed that one. It felt like such a ...more
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