Daisy Jones & The Six

by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385692188 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCassandra2020wing of Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on 6/9/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCassandra2020wing from Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Journal Entry 2 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Very Good

I heard this mentioned in passing on Richard & Judy's lockdown book group show and thought it sounded interesting. Spooky coincidence that someone gave me a box of books a few days later and lo and behold....

What a great book. I mean we're not looking at classic literature here, but it was a great read. Set in 1970s USA, The Six are a rock band and Daisy Jones is an IT girl, total hippy and spaced out. Despite a dysfunctional family, everything comes easy to her including her talent. By chance their two worlds collide and the rest is history. Sex and drugs and rock n roll. Of course, there is the inevitable implosion and they disappear as quickly as they arrived.

It's written interview style (we find out who is interviewing towards the end) and there's the mismatch of memory as each band member and significant person in their lives and careers tells their version of events. The pages turn and you fly through.

Nice idea to have their 'classic album' lyrics at the end of the book... am I the only one that wishes I could go out and buy it?

Reminiscent of The Valley of the Dolls, my only other thought is that it reminded me of Fleetwood Mac and Rumours.... except they survived their classic album.... just.

Think I may have to search out The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as I've seen it from a distance a few times now and suspect it might well be a similar page turner.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Released 3 yrs ago (6/9/2020 UTC) at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom


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Journal Entry 4 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, June 11, 2020
Thank you for sending it to me, looking forward to reading it soon

Journal Entry 5 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, July 17, 2020
I am a music lover and a book lover so this novel about a ficticious rock'n'roll band in the late 70s in America had me totally hooked. The characters, ie band members were all so real and the intricate relationships and power battles among the band members really did ring true.
It painted such a vibrant picture of what the music scene was like in the late 70s....sex, drugs, rock'n'roll - I totally loved the book and then as a bonus(for me anyway) you get the songs and the lyrics at the very end !
I know a lot of my music friends will love this book too so am definitely going to pass it on

Journal Entry 6 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Released 2 yrs ago (9/29/2021 UTC) at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom


Going to Tanamo as part of the Wishlist tag game.
Happy reading

Journal Entry 7 by Tanamo at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 2, 2021
It arrived safely in Hinckley yesterday and has now joined the TBR mountain.

Journal Entry 8 by Tanamo at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 5, 2022
The music industry in the 70s is well depicted and the characters are all believable and despite the fact that she is a bolshy, self-centred character, I felt sorry for Daisy who grew up without love and spent most of her life looking for it in all the wrong places. However I didn't find the tale the gripping page-turner others have reported. I found it easy to put down and sometimes I skipped some of the characters views as I found some of them boring.

Journal Entry 9 by Tanamo at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Released 1 yr ago (6/7/2022 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain


Mailed to another bookcrosser via the wishlist tag game.

Journal Entry 10 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, June 13, 2022
And here it is... in record time!
Thank you very much for sending this WishList book to me, I enjoyed "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo", and based on the journals by previous readers I am also in for a treat with this novel.

Journal Entry 11 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Reserved for Florence71, for the EU WishList Game; I will read it first.

Journal Entry 12 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Currently reading it. :)

Journal Entry 13 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, May 18, 2023
Well, I find it hard not to compare it with "Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo", as I really loved this book. Maybe I am a greater fan of 50's movies than of 70's rock.
Having said this, I liked the interview mode throughout, because it gives us the chance to see how things are perceived (and reported) differently by different characters.
I could not identify with any of them, as they all seem quite self-centered: maybe Camilla is the most down-to-earth, focused on her role as a mother and determined not to lose her husband.
I agree with Casandra2020: it also reminded me of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, maybe because it is my preferred record from that era... And I also agree with Tanamo, it is not a gripping page-turner, although it gains some pace as it nears the end.

Some quotes that resonated with me:
"(...) on matter both big and small, some times accounts of the same event differ. The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle." (An explanation by the author about the style in which the novel is written.)
"Appreciation from people you admire changes how you see yourself. And Billy saw me the way I wanted to be seen. There is nothing more powerful than that. I really believe that. Everybody wants somebody to hold up the right mirror." (Reflections by Daisy; I agree.)
"We were two halves. We were the same. In that way that you're only the same with a few other people. In that way that you don't even feel like you have to say your own thoughts because you know the other person is already thinking them." (Billy on Daisy. Beautiful.)

Thank you so much for sharing this book with me.
I know that there is a film based on it, but I didn't want to watch it before reading the novel, as it usually spoils it for me (I like to "picture mentally" my own characters).
Soon to continue it's travels. :)

Journal Entry 14 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Released 4 mos ago (5/23/2023 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain


Sent today to Florence71; I tagged her with it. Enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 15 by Florence71 at Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ile-de-France France on Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Thanks Bookworm-lady for the book !
Proposed to another french bcer as I have a double copy.

Journal Entry 16 by Florence71 at -Paris 13e, Ile-de-France France on Sunday, June 4, 2023

Released 3 mos ago (6/7/2023 UTC) at -Paris 13e, Ile-de-France France


Happy summer reading Zabriina !

Journal Entry 17 by zabriina at -Paris 13e, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, June 10, 2023
Bien reçu, merci pour l'envoi Florence71 :)
I'll take the book with me on my summer holidays ⛱️

Journal Entry 18 by zabriina at -Paris 13e, Ile-de-France France on Friday, August 4, 2023
A pleasant summer, it's a fun dig into the world of 70's music, it's got an upbeat rythm and sometimes I laughed out loud. Yet I think I might forget it rather fast...
I'll be sending it to Lilo37fee soon, as it was on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 19 by zabriina at Hamburg - City, Hamburg Germany on Monday, August 21, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (8/21/2023 UTC) at Hamburg - City, Hamburg Germany


Sent it to Lilo37fee this morning, it will travel from Hamburg to Bavaria 📮

Journal Entry 20 by wingLilo37feewing at -- Irgendwo in Bayern, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Thank you so much! I am really looking forward to read this book!

Journal Entry 21 by wingLilo37feewing at -- Irgendwo in Bayern, Bayern Germany on Sunday, October 1, 2023
This is a truly wonderful book that I really enjoyed reading. It almost catapults you into the 1970s. It is the story of a rock band. When Daisy Jones joins as a singer, this band, The Six, takes on a dynamic of its own. The book is written as a collage of interviews, with different voices sometimes contradicting each other, which is sometimes very funny. All in all, the book is so authentic and believable that you keep wondering if Daisy Jones and The Six didn't exist. It's about emancipation, rock'n'roll, drugs and abstinence and, of course, love and friendship. I love this book.
There is a little twist at the end about the interviewer. I don't think it was necessary. But it doesn't detract from the book, the book is just wonderful.

Das ist ein wirklich wunderbares Buch, das ich unheimlich gerne gelesen habe. Es katapultiert einen geradezu in die 1970er. Erzählt wird die Geschichte einer Rockband. Als Daisy Jones als Sängerin hinzukommt, erhält diese Band „The Six“ nochmal eine eigene Dynamik. Das Buch ist als Interview-Collage geschrieben, mit verschiedenen Stimmen, die sich teilweise widersprechen, was teilweise sehr witzig ist. Insgesamt ist das Buch derartig authentisch und glaubhaft, dass man sich immer wieder fragt, ob es Daisy Jones und The Six nicht doch gegeben hat. Es geht um Emanzipation, Rock n Roll, Drogen und Abstinenz und natürlich vor allem auch um Liebe und Freundschaft. Ich liebe dieses Buch.
Am Ende gibt es einen kleinen Twist, was die Person der Interviewerin betrifft. Das hätte es meiner Meinung nach nicht gebraucht. Aber es tut dem Buch keinen Abbruch, das Buch ist einfach nur wunderbar.

I will hand it over to my friend.

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