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QBD Reviews: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Fall in love with Daisy and The Six, a rock and roll band in the midst of the 70’s music scene.

They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away – until 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…

Daisy Jones and the Six is Taylor Jenkins Reid’s sixth novel, but it is definitely different to anything else she has written. While all of the things I love from Reid’s previous novels are still there, such as strong characterization and love stories that make your heart ache, the format is distinctly different. This novel plays out like a music documentary, following the events from the formation of the band The Six, to the introduction of Daisy Jones in an question-less interview style. I really enjoyed this novel, I found it to be riveting, raw, feminist, hilarious and real. I connected with all of the characters, and believe me there is a large cast of them, from the very beginning. I would love to see this adapted to screen, just so I can hear the music that they create. Highly recommend.

Tamara, Browns Plain QBD
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