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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Synopsis

For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.

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 and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.

The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.


I wasn’t going to write a blog about this book, I mean what could I say that hadn’t already been said. However when I finished I realised I wanted to write about it! I admit this was a “bookstagram made me buy it” purchase, I bought into the hype. I wasn’t entirely sure I would like it that much, that the format would put me off. Boy was I wrong! I literally read this book in a day, the second I picked it up I was hooked. I wanted to keep reading, I wanted to find out how all these people came together and what drove them all apart.

The format is what makes this book special, in my opinion. You can hear each person’s voice and you can feel the change in opinion and feelings in each of them. I remember hearing once “There’s my version, your version and the truth!”, I don’t remember where I heard it if you know let me know. It describes this book perfectly to me. Everyone remembers something different and has their own version of it.

I’m still not convinced this is fiction! Taylor Jenkins Reid managed to transport me to the 70’s rock era and I found myself googling people and places to see if they were real.

There is so much I loved about this book and I would love it if Aurora could be real, thank you very much. If you can’t already tell I definitely recommend this book even if you’re not sure give it a go and you might love it!

Now if you excuse me I’m going to pretend I’m Stevie Nicks in a floaty dress!

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4 thoughts on “Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid”

  1. I so want to read this! One of my very favorite books of all time follows a fictional 70’s rock band from their humble beginnings to their crash landing (and the aftermath!), and so I’m a major sucker for books like that. Now to find time to squish this in with everything I’m already reading…. *hunts for Time Turner*

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