I purchased the hardcover edition of the book and it was in great condition. This is one of my most anticipated book of the year. If you don't know what this book is about.. It is about a rock band named THE SIX which was really famous in the 70s and one day the band broke up. No one knows the reason why. So it is about why the band broke up and it is written in the form of oral history. This is such a great treat for all the book lovers who have read the book. I just adored the book.. And the twist in the end was mind blowing.. This is a must read book.
Actually I finished up reading this amazing book 2 days ago. Well....the book hangover for this one is really BAD😁 IT GOT ME REAL BAD. (ok, enough of the caps lock)
Wow! What can I say! Taylor Jenkins Reid! She always gets me. I don't know how come she writes everything so perfectly. Damned flawed characters, damn unplottable plots (if I can say that!) and damn realistic fiction all put together making us follow these characters until we tattoo them on our hearts no matter how heartbreakingly fictional they are.
It's all about the band members of the 1970s band Daisy Jones & The Six', a huge one album hit band.
There's nothing much to write as well as so much to write in the review about this book but the less I write and if I am able to convince you to pick up this book, it will be more than enough.
It tells about how the band came up and what goes inside in making a hit record.
One disclaimer though, this story is much more than just music and lyrics and drugs.
We all know why we loved reading 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo'. Yes, reading this one gave me the same vibes. The same feels. Maybe much more intense.
I would like to say this book is just not all about Daisy Jones. Yes, she is an important character here. What makes this book so damn amazing is the way it has been written. Every character is given importance. They have a say. Like in an interview. Of course, nothing much to spoil here. In an interview format.
It made me see each character distinctly, made it easier for me to read and yes, it is so damn realistic how everything was described like how shows and events have been described by each person involved in the making of Daisy Jones and the Six.
It reminded me of the time when I had my own first copy of the Rolling Stones magazine!
I don't know if you would equally love this book as much as I do being a music fan, as well as being used to be an ardent follower of my fav bands and singers, trying to absorb each and every word they muttered in interviews or lyrics.
And regarding the one album hit wonder, I am so glad that Taylor included lyrics of the songs mentioned towards the end of the book. However, I am still left incomplete as the lyrics of 'Honeycomb' is not there in the entire book.
Well, some issues that readers might have are the incessant drug use and alcoholism associated with music and bands; infidelity; dominant characters; haphazard lives of the band members; rocky marriages; choosing one's own life unwilling to 'settle down' or commit; abortion.
However, all these are outshined with the characters' way of turning their lives around, willing to change for good, bringing up rehabilitation and the characters willing to go for it.
The last few chapters are heartbreaking but the book ended so well.
My favorite character turns out to be Camila Dunne. I would say, if there wasn't a character like her in this book I would have easily given up this book midway.
As much as the author wants to portray Daisy Jones as the main character and everything to revolve around her, it is the other characters that make her character stand out. Otherwise what's the point of being eccentric and crazy when there's no one to actually acknowledge it😉
Maybe Taylor use this trick too well!
*The book starts slow. Have a little patience. It's the later half that will clutch your whole being. Trust me.
If you are planning to give it a shot, brace yourself because it's going to linger in your mind and stay with you for quite a long time.
It was the best contemporary book I've ever read featuring Daisy jones,a singer and a songwriter and the six, a rock band. The story basically talks about how the members come together to form the band, become famous and then separate. There's love, romance, hatred, insobriety, spotlights and heartbreaks.
All the hype about the book is not for nothing. Doesn't need any rating but still worth more than five stars.
An emotional book, i love the way of writing of the author. The book creates an emotional attachment with the reader. Usually i don't read such books but the author's words were so good that i read it till the end. In few words the book is one of its kind.
Beautiful ... cult and a new twist on a novel. Makes you believe that such a band actually existed... love can happen in different ways and an artist has to deal with pain in their art ... please give this a read