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Daisy Jones & The Six

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Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Ballantine Books
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    Lindsay Pelkey It's a book. It's not a woman's book or a man's book. It's a story, and those who are interested in it can read it.
    Sheri I cant believe you havent heard of them!! They redefined the 70s music scene!!!

    (No, not a real band.)…more
    I can’t believe you haven’t heard of them!! They redefined the 70s music scene!!!

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    Emma Giordano
    Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: audiobooks
    Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row.

    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
    Emily May
    Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
    I know many people loved this book, and it's not as if I don't see why, but this choice of narration just really didn't work for me. I found Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo absolutely riveting from the very first chapter, but I thought the decision to write this book entirely in interview transcripts made it really boring and emotionless.

    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,
    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Another winner of mine! Truly I loved this book and enjoyed the unique, original, intriguing, captivating writing style!!!

    Felt like I watched an amazing documentary while Im reading an exhilarating book. Its 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 70s world with the rising of a rock band, smashing egos of group members,
    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    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
    Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I will never stop crying

    Check out my book review!:
    Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Anyone else furious that the songs in the book aren't actual songs you can stream right now CAUSE I AM.
    Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: favourites
    i finally got my hands on the audio of this and it is everything i thought it would be - the authenticity, the intrigue, the drama, the rock n roll, the emotion. this is a masterpiece and the six are the life and soul of this story. i CANNOT wait for the day when their songs become streamable on spotify.


    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
    Kayla Dawn
    Apparently I read a different book than everyone else. Or maybe my brain just thinks it's funny to make me hate hyped books idk.

    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
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    5/5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    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 these
    Christine Riccio
    Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Really enjoyed this! The audio book was fabulous.
    3rd read: april - june 2019 (physical)
    5 stars
    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)
    5 stars

    1st read: 14-15 march 2019 (audiobook)
    5 stars

    cw: drug use, alcoholism, addiction, abortion
    Elyse  Walters
    I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970s - 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,
    Forever, Interrupted,
    Are all genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that make readers
    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    I listened to the audiobook and I gotta say, Taylor Jenkins Reid has knocked it out of the park again. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. This audiobook was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to and I am SO GLAD that I decided to take in the story that way. It was narrated by a full cast and I just about died when my girl Judy Greer started speaking in my ear as the voice of Karen Karen. Seriously y'all, so fucking good. I WILL SAY, the reason I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because the book as ...more
    Always Pouting
    Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: favorites
    What does one say when one loves a book except that they loved it? I just read this in one sitting and spent all day reading it. I couldn't put it down. Actually though it was funny because at first I had thought this was fiction, but then I was reading it and I'm like no this is non fiction. I ask my boyfriend if he had heard of the band and he's like no what are you talking about and then later I was looking it up and I found out that no the book is actually just fiction and then I felt like ...more
    Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Miranda Reads
    Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: audiobook
    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!

    It's amazing.

    How am I supposed to live my life knowing this band never existed???

    Review to come.

    YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads
    I think if I had read a physical copy of this book it would have been 4 stars. But, the audiobook presentation is 5 stars, no doubt! The full cast experience as though it all really happened was riveting. I was reminded of VH1 Behind the Music.

    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 -
    Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    There's no doubt that the 1970's was an amazing decade for music.

    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, 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
    Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: free-from-work
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION 2019! what will happen?

    THIS happened! WINNER! goodreads choice awards best historical fiction 2019!

    #ReadWithMC review round-up:

    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. its written in a gossipy, fragmented way, using snippets of behind the music-style interviews to chronicle the rise and fall; the
    Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

    Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesnt see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesnt 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 its 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 had
    Cindy Pham
    Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
    Taylor Jenkins Reid's strength lies in her ability to write realistic characters and relationships and take you through a whole life journey. This book has all the elements that we love about Evelyn Hugo: a unique storytelling format, a life story, a notorious historical setting, an iconic main character, a tumultuous and very human relationship, etc. It's the same formula, but switched with different variables, and therefore I think how much you resonate with those variables depends on personal ...more
    Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2018
    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication.

    Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, thats 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 the
    monica kim
    May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
    i love karen with my whole entire heart.

    Aug 10, 2019 update:
    I talk more about why I didn't love this one in my recent reads video here:
    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.
    Have you ever felt like there were two versions a book out there. There's the version everyone you know read. The one with the raving reviews. The one that everyone loved. Then there is the version you read. The one that is underwhelming and dry and was nothing at all like what you expected it to be. Have you ever felt that? Because I feel that sometimes.

    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
    Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    So this is a girl that desperately wants to connect. But theres 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, a
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    DNF @ 22%

    I love you as much as Im willing to love anybody.

    I cant believe Im 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. Its like mini interviews if you will, where multiple people are talking, but it was
    Chelsea Humphrey
    I'm realizing now that I'm one of those folks in the minority when it comes to TJR and her most recent books. I fell in love with her contemporary romance novels years ago, but have found that I struggle with her historical fiction, which is strange because it seems these are the stories that have catapulted her into mainstream fiction! Uber Fame Level-Achieved! Here's the thing, it must be more a case of my not being as interested in and compatible with the story content, because her writing ...more
    Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesnt get much more obviously broken and classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.

    I so connected to this book as it took me back to my teen years of the 1970s 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
    ✨ A ✨
    Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This was the most perfect audiobook I've ever listened to. These narrator's deserve Oscars. Seriously. The acting was on another level of brilliance. The narrator's made an effort to bring TJR's characters to life. So to speak.

    I had absolutely no interest in being somebody elses 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
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    Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @tjenkinsreid.

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