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Book Thoughts: Daisy Jones & The Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid)

Jenkins Reid, Taylor - Daisy Jones & The Six


Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Fiction/Historical   Pages: 355
First published: March 2019
Edition: Hardback, published by Hutchinson in 2019

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.

I love reading: Fact. I love Music: Fact. Do I love reading about music? Sometimes.

The format of this book was definitely interesting and was different from anything I have read before. It made it pretty easy to read.

I never quite felt like I was reading a biography of the rise and fall of a real band, as perhaps the purpose was. I did enjoy the story and the way it was told, although I do wonder whether this was the best way to tell this story. It stopped it from going a bit deeper into the minds and actions of these people.

I did, however, enjoy quite a bit. It was a quick read and the characters were as fleshed out as they could be in this format. The conflicts within the band were perhaps a tad unoriginal and I might have been a little disappointed by the ending, but it is what it is and it is pretty well done..

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the 1970s and in pop culture, or who fancies reading something a bit different. I imagine this would work really well as an audio book as well.

5 out of 7 stars