Daisy Jones & The SixBook - 2019
L.A. in the late sixties. Sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, the sex and drugs are thrilling but it's the rock and roll Daisy 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. Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. -- adapted from publisher info
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Christina recommends! She said: " I thought I knew exactly what would happen and I was totally wrong. I love when a book does the opposite of what you think and the author was right."
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Picture this: It’s the mid ‘70s in Los Angeles, and the full force of flower power is starting to go a bit weedy. Rock has gone from festivals to stadiums, drugs have shifted from psychedelics to heroin and uppers, and the sexual revolution has veered past free love and into key parties. No one is quite sure yet what to make of any of it.
Into this scene stumbles a beautiful young singer, raised in an apathetic family with an artist father and a former model for a mother. No one much cares what Daisy Jones gets into, so she tries it all. Just as she begins to find her stride, a mid-western blues band hits the scene, and their label decides to pair them for marketability. It’s the birth of legendary rock band Daisy Jones and the Six.
In an amazing turn of events for your summer beach reading, this band has more drama than Fleetwood Mac (indeed, some have speculated they’re the author’s inspiration). Daisy and Six frontman Billy Dunne have instant chemistry, but Billy has a slew of addictions he’s trying to kick and a family; Daisy represents everything that could ruin his life. Keyboardist Karen is a rock goddess along the lines of the Pixies’ Kim Deal, but her secret relationship with founding guitarist Graham Dunne threatens the stability of The Six. Add in a surprise marriage to fallen Italian royalty between tours, and a production team that doubles as a therapy group for the band, and you’ve got everything you need for a dishy read so intense it’ll give you flashbacks.
Written in a fast-paced interview style, Reid’s prose and dialogue are sharp, real, immersive, and often quite funny. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a distraction, Daisy Jones and the Six offers the same gritty, ‘70s feel as the film Almost Famous. But, unlike the film, you can take this book anywhere, and you won’t want to leave it behind until you’re done. Don’t miss it.
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