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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Posted by Emma on December 31, 2019
My favourite read of 2019 was Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
I have to admit, when I first picked up this book, I put it right back down because I had not realized it was written in interview format. But then I gave it another chance and I could not put it down! I read Daisy Jones over a weekend and while I wanted to see how the story finished, I never wanted it to end.
This is a work of fiction, comparable to an excellent episode of VH-1's "Behind the Music", about a wildly successful rock band in Los Angeles. At the centre is the beautiful, troubled Daisy Jones, who joins up with a band, the Six - and together they blow up the rock 'n roll scene. The interview format is so interesting because the reader gets to hear different stories of the band's rise to stardom, as they recount their (often conflicting) memories.
The vibe is 1970s California, with an abundance of sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll but also jealousy, self-destruction, forbidden love, and family. There are rumours that it was based on Fleetwood Mac, but really this book demonstrates just how differently everyone experiences life and that there really are two (or ten) sides to every story. A true gem of a novel.
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