Daisy Jones and The Six: The most rock n roll novel of


Daisy Jones and The Six: The most rock n roll novel of 2019 THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I do not want this book to end Each time I open it I get lost in another world FEARNE COTTON I LOVE itI can t remember the last time I read a book that was so fun DOLLY ALDERTON_________________They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away.But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half feral child who rose to superstardom.There was Camila, the frontman s wife, too strong willed to let the band implode and all too aware of the electric connection between her husband and Daisy.There was Karen, ice cool keyboardist, a ferociously independent woman in a world that wasn t ready for her.And there were the men surrounding them the feuding, egotistical Dunne brothers, the angry guitarist chafing on the sidelines, the drummer binge drinking on his boat, the bassist trying to start a family amid a hedonistic world tour They were creative minds striking sparks from each other, ready to go up in flames.It s never just about the music _________________ Brace for 2019 s first pop culture sensationwe re not exaggeratingnew obsession, incoming TELEGRAPH Utterly believablefantastically enjoyable THE TIMES Pitch perfectSUNDAY TIMES Reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born despite being utterly fictional It s also a call to arms that when you find your niche, don t doubt, embrace it EMERALD STREET The verdict Daisy Jones steals the limelight A zeitgeist book for 2019 STYLIST Well observed, sensitively tolda great read WILL GOMPERTZ,BBC A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying DYLAN JONES I spent a lost weekend in this book Daisy Jones is an instant icon ERIN KELLY DAISY JONES THE SIX is a transporting novel at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock and roll band, and a pitch perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era You ll never want it to end CECELIA AHERN Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right I loved every word PAUL REES So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were realI couldn t put it down EDITH BOWMAN Explosivea gorgeous novel and a ravishing read CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE, SUNDAY EXPRESS Sex, drugs and rock n roll You bet, but it s Daisy s refusal to become a mere muse that powers this buzzy music industry romance HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON, MAIL ON SUNDAY The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real HEAT The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read I loved it ALI LAND, author of Good Me Bad Me I really struggled with the format of this novel, I found it hard to keep tack of the different characters due to the way it was presented in the form of interviews., In fact I nearly gave up as I did not find the story line at all involving and did not like or warm to the personalities, I pre ordered this as the premise sounded interesting but had to almost make myself continue reading as I do not like giving up on a book, mainly out of respect of the effort it must take to write one I was intrigued by the premise that although people share events, memories will always be informed by the perspective and personality of whoever is re counting the tale.,It did pick up pace towards the end, but I felt that nothing really happened other than the almost non verbalised relationships between Daisy and the guy whose name I am struggling to recall This is a unique book It is not terribly deep but the story pulls you in and really makes you care.Firstly the writing is strange It reads as a script than a regular book I can see why have snapped this up for a TV series as the Book is ready to go The prose is set as a series of interviews years after the events retelling the story of the band The interviews are stitched together to create the story arc To begin with this is a jarring negative but actually makes the book incredibly easy to read I flew through it.Another negative aspect is the characters are a little clich cool diva star, controlling flawed band leader, aloof bassist, wacky drummer, difficult lead guitarist, etc etc If I would have predicted the characters I would have got most spot on However, the characterization is incredible These characters leap out the page fully formed and you feel you know them, half way through you are invested in most of them.I am a fan of music and the era, so maybe I was an easy sell But I found the narrative thrilling The description of the music writing, the songs and the performances were great The scene where the album cover is photographed was almost visual.Look don t pick this up and expect anything deep, meaningful or high brow But it is one of the best quick diversion reads I have ever read My only regret is that there was not an accompanying soundtrack, now THAT would have been great. A unique revisiting of the rise and fall of a fictional 70s rock band Seems simple and ordinary at a glance but is far from itPart Netflix documentary, part film Almost Famous and yet something completely its own.Written in an interview style and being about a successful band could make it hard to engage with emotionally, but wow does it do just that You very quickly forget the style and fall for the various characters, and for me not the main ones necessarily in Daisy and Billy, I really liked some of the other band members and hangers on You get sucked into all of their stories, how they viewed the same events very differently and rush through the pages as you desperately want to find out what happened.Easily one of my favourite books of recent times that I m recommending to all my friends The only annoying thing is that I can t now listen to their music or go to a concertI felt the band was so real by the end that I almost googled them anyway

  • Paperback
  • Daisy Jones and The Six: The most rock n roll novel of 2019
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 26 December 2017
  • 1786331500

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