Thursday, May 13, 2021

Daisy Jones and the Six


A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. (Goodreads)

This book was awesome. When you're reading a book you can't wait to finish but are actually sad that you reached the end, then you know you've got a good thing in your hands. Well, I LOVED THIS NOVEL. 

I actually wished that this fictional band would've existed for real. 

This novel centers around the rise and fall of a 70's rock band, in an interview style manner with the different voices of the band members and those closest to them intermingling and telling their side of the story. Some might embellish the truth, others have grudges that never got resolved, but all in all it made for a very gripping story. 

I can't recommend it enough!

I began listening to 70's soft rock bands, because of this novel. I've got Fleetwood Mac on repeat the last week and while I'm someone who loves an emotional pull in songs, I never thought about where those songs come from and how it must feel for a band to play those songs over and over again, even when the initial emotions might have faded or changed completely. Pretty brutal.

I'm still confused about the fact that a novel in this particular style could cause such a avalanche in emotions. I've read that the rights have been sold for a 13 part television series and I'm curious to see how it will be. I hope they do a good job with the songs included in the book, because they could make or break it for me.