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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (DNF)

Daisy Jones & The Six

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. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

About the book:

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pages: 368

Published: March 5, 2019 by Ballantine Books

My Thoughts

CW: addiction, paedophilia & abusive relationships.

I am so gutted right now. I can’t believe I had to DNF a book by such an amazing and talented author, but I really couldn’t stand it and I don’t understand what the hoopla is about. I had a lot of expectations from this book. I usually don’t like reading books like this, but I was super, super excited to read it for some reason. But, it didn’t work for me. Not one bit.

I didn’t care one bit about Daisy or anyone else.

This book is written in an interview format, which wasn’t for me, but I still believed that I could finish it and even like it, because who wouldn’t want to read a book about a fictional famous rock band and their infamous split. Drugs, sex and abusive relationships? Of course, just give me the fucking book! It’s just that…I didn’t care. I was 33% done with it when I realized that I was grappling with the idea of even finishing it. I was like, to hell with it! I can’t torture myself anymore!

BUT…I SWITCHED TO THE AUDIOBOOK, hoping that it would grow on me eventually. Gave it a second chance. Nah, totally didn’t work out if you’re wondering.

To be honest, I didn’t like any of the characters. Especially Daisy Jones. She was getting on my nerves. Even Billy and Camila were not the cutest couple and they weren’t even decent human beings. I don’t even remember who the other characters were. Okay, I’ve said already said that I like reading about flawed characters and I don’t care about them if the story is good. But, I don’t give a damn that I’m contradicting myself right now.

My Rating: ⭐

Anyway, I didn’t like this book at all and I’m upset because I’ve seen a lot of five star rating and positive reviews from people who like it, but to each his own. I really hope you all like it, though, if you plan to read it. I’ll try watching the TV series when it will come out, though.

Anyway, here is one of my favorite songs by Fleetwood Mac that I feel like sharing with you all.

So, did you like this book? Did you like the characters? Share your thoughts about it.

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