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Daisy Jones and The Six: The Sunday Times Bestseller Paperback – 9 Jan. 2020
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SOON TO BE AN AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES STARRING SAM CLAFLIN, RILEY KEOUGH AND CAMILA MORRONE
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the author of THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO and the bestselling MALIBU RISING
'I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun' DOLLY ALDERTON
Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six.
From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation.
Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They played sold-out arenas from coast to coast.
Then, on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.
They were lovers, friends, brothers. But they were also rivals.
This is the story of their legendary rise and irrevocable fall. A story of ambition, desire, heartbreak and music.
Everyone was there. Everyone remembers it differently. Nobody knew why they split. Until now...
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'The verdict: Daisy Jones steals the limelight' STYLIST
'New obsession, incoming' TELEGRAPH
'I didn't want this book to end' FEARNE COTTON
'Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable' THE TIMES
'Pitch perfect' SUNDAY TIMES
'Reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born - despite being utterly fictional. It's also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don't doubt, embrace it' EMERALD STREET
'Well observed, sensitively told . . . a great read' BBC
'A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess... inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying' DYLAN JONES
'I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon' ERIN KELLY
'DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a transporting novel - at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You'll never want it to end' CECILIA AHERN
'Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word' PAUL REES
'So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn't put it down' EDITH BOWMAN
'Explosive . . . a gorgeous novel and a ravishing read' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? You bet, but it's Daisy's refusal to become a mere muse that powers this buzzy music-industry romance' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real' HEAT
'The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it' ALI LAND, author of Good Me Bad Me
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Unique, inventive and stylish...It's exciting and intoxicating, and I loved the effortlessly cool Daisy Jones. It is a novel I'll revisit regularly. ― Woman & Home
I totally fell for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s engaging recreation of the 70s rock 'n' roll scene . . . this novel has a lot of heart. ― Good Housekeeping
Part juicy celebrity tell-all, part A Star Is Born . . . Be prepared to read it in a single night. ― Vogue, Best New Books 2019
I devoured DAISY JONES AND THE SIX in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the 70's music scene in a way I'll never forget. The characters were beautifully layered and complex... Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they're sure to capture yours too. ― Reese Witherspoon
Fascinating . . . you can't wait to find out what happens next . . . Everyone should read this. ― Claudia Winkleman, RADIO 2
It's as if a woman wrestled the narrative from Almost Famous, drenched it in sunshine, sex and tequila, then left it for us to read on a rainy Sunday. ― Grazia
The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it. ― Ali Land
Taylor Jenkins Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. Her new book is her most gripping yet. ― Emily Giffin
Utterly believable . . . fabulously entertaining. ― The Times
I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon. ― Erin Kelly
A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess, one made all the more enjoyable by being written as an oral biography. It's inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying. ― Dylan Jones
I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun. ― The High Low
The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real. Five stars. ― Heat
Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word. ― Paul Rees
A book that reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born - despite being utterly fictional . . . It's also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don't doubt, embrace it. ― Emerald Street
With Daisy Jones, Taylor Jenkins Reid has conjured up a legend both on the page and off. A zeitgeist book for 2019, read it before the series becomes the next must-see. ― Stylist
DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a transporting novel - at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You'll never want it to end. ― Cecelia Ahern
So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn't put it down. ― Edith Bowman
Brace for 2019's first pop-culture sensation . . . we're not exaggerating . . . new obsession, incoming . . . If you liked Almost Famous, you'll love it. ― Stella Magazine, Telegraph
Prepare to be obsessed. ― Stylist
Brilliantly gripping. ― Reader's Digest
With wonderfully layered and complex characters, Reid's latest novel is brilliantly written and hard to put down. ― Psychologies
Utterly refreshing - and too charming not to love ― Image
It’s mostly set in the Seventies, an era that Jenkins Reid conjures like a Tarantino film. The counterculture, the drugs, the parties, the promiscuity, the terrible relationships. It’s also about how some people can be stars, and others can’t, and the addictive lure of fame. Jenkins Reid has arranged this as an oral history, so we see the story of the band’s rise to excess from many points of view. You keep wondering: how far can this go? How crazy will things get? This is the Seventies. Pretty crazy. Hugely readable. ― Evening Standard
I completely forgot that Daisy Jones and The Six was a fictional book and not a real story. The cast of characters with different narrators portraying them made it feel so real. One of my favourite audiobooks of all time. ― Pop Sugar
Chances are that by the end of the year you’ll want to track down Daisy’s music and play it, even though the fabulous 1970s songbird never existed. ― Writing Magazine
A compelling read that opens the lid on the music industry's dark side ― Sunday Times Magazine
From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Arrow; 1st edition (9 Jan. 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1787462145
- ISBN-13 : 978-1787462144
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 59 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It did pick up pace towards the end, but I felt that nothing really happened other than the almost non-verbalised relationships between Daisy and the guy whose name I am struggling to recall
Firstly the writing is strange. It reads more as a script than a regular book. I can see why Amazon have snapped this up for a TV series as the Book is ready to go. The prose is 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. To begin with this is a jarring negative but actually makes the book incredibly easy to read (I flew through it).
Another negative aspect is the characters are a little cliché. cool diva star, controlling / flawed band leader, aloof bassist, wacky drummer, difficult lead guitarist, etc etc. If I would have predicted the characters I would have got most spot on. However, the characterization is incredible. These characters leap out the page fully formed and you feel you know them, half way through you are invested in most of them.
I am a fan of music and the era, so maybe I was an easy sell. But I found the narrative thrilling. The description of the music writing, the songs and the performances were great. The scene where the album cover is photographed was almost visual.
Look don't pick this up and expect anything deep, meaningful or high-brow. But it is one of the best quick diversion reads I have ever read. My only regret is that there was not an accompanying soundtrack, now THAT would have been great.
There isn't a plot. Take four or five seconds to imagine a pretty girl joining a band and there, you've already imagined all the nuances that this book has to offer.
There isn't any interesting writing to speak of - in fact, the interview style becomes grinding after a few pages, let alone several hundred pages of scarcely-drawn characters who all have the same voice.
The most telling detail of the quality within these pages is the glowing review on the back cover from noted literary critic and public intellectual Edith Bowman, who notes, "I thought all the characters were real." That is presumably to be taken literally and says all that we need to know about the target audience, given that poor old Edith once struggled to understand the complex metaphor at the heart of Rhianna's "Umbrella", moaning, "Why would she offer someone to stand under her umbrella? It just doesn't make sense!"
This isn't literature, it isn't fun and it isn't entertaining.
Written in an interview style and being about a successful band could make it hard to engage with emotionally, but wow does it do just that. You very quickly forget the style and fall for the various characters, and for me not the main ones necessarily in Daisy and Billy, I really liked some of the other band members and hangers on. You get sucked into all of their stories, how they viewed the same events very differently and rush through the pages as you desperately want to find out what happened.
Easily one of my favourite books of recent times that I’m recommending to all my friends. The only annoying thing is that I can’t now listen to their music or go to a concert...I felt the band was so real by the end that I almost googled them anyway!