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Book Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Plot:

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their 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.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band 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 that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Review:

This is a unique book. It is not terribly deep but the story pulls you in and tries to make you care a lot.

The writing is odd. It reads more as a script. This novel is written as a 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. As for the characters, they annoyed me as they are very cliché. You have the; cool diva star, controlling and flawed band leader, difficult lead guitarist, annoying bassist, and wacky drummer. However despite all of this ,they formed well together as a group.

I don’t really have many thoughts on this novel maybe I am just not a band-reading person. However I will say it is probably a great read for those that love these types of novels.

2/5 Stars.

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