Thursday, 7 March 2019

Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Drift down sun-bleached streets.
Lose yourself in the California sound.
Find beauty in a dirty bar.
Love like your life depends on it.
Carry on after the party stops.
Believe in what you’re fighting for.
Fall for Daisy Jones and the Six.


Review: You know when you read one of those books and you can just picture it playing out as a movie in front of you-this was just like that! If you loved the style of the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo-this is a very similar conversational style and you are going to love it. It is actually unlike anything I've read before. 

So one of my favourite kinds of movies is a biopic and I think that's because of my love of books about people, just like this one and I think that's why I enjoyed this one so much, it plays out like a biopic on the pages. Although you expect the books to be predominantly about Daisy Jones, with her being on the cover and all, this book is actually about all seven of The Six and so you get to hear from everyone, find out about them all and you also get to hear a little bit about a couple of other people in their lives. Sp if you love a character drive story, this one is for you. 

I also love the climate that this book is set in. We begin in LA with people on Sunset Strip and all that that was for musicians who were going to 'make it' and we meet these people who are somehow thrown together. I loved the dirtiness of the whole thing and the newness of the particular scene that they are entering.  At one point Daisy says she knows that she has to go without a bra in order to be a rock star and that kind of just says it all for you really!

I've already mentioned the conversational style of this book but I think that's exactly what made this such a quick read for me. I love the fact that this was an interview style so we always got to listen to various people's perspectives on any given situation-I love that! I like the fact that we often get differences of opinions from characters we might not expect to have them and also that we get to hear both sides of disagreements and certain fall outs. When it is revealed at the end of this book who the author of the 'interview' is, I did do a little gasp so you've got that to look forward to. 

I listened to this book on audio over 2 days, it accompanied me in the car, the movie theatre, the gym and in bed and I would definitely recommend the audio. It has a full cast of characters, some big names in there and I think this particular media really makes the book come to life and makes you believe you are listening to real people in a real interview. I would definitely recommend this book and I am thrilled and terrified to hear that it has been optioned for a TV series, I really hope they do it justice and if they do, I am all in!

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