“It is what I have always loved about music. Not the sounds or the crowds or the good times as much as the words — the emotions, the stories, the truth — that you can let flow right out of your mouth. Music can dig, you know? It can take a shovel to your chest and just start digging until you hit something.” – 4.5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: drug abuse, rock and roll, cute kids, hotel rooms, secret confessions, abortion, italian husbands, heart attacks, big bangles, tambourines, honeycombs, auroras, bare feet, performances, amazing records, interviews, love, hate, broken hearts and hours and hours of song writting.
I finally read “Daisy Jones & The Six”! Look at me reading adult fiction and being all grown up *smug look on my face*.
Adult fiction is not my cup of tea, but the book was so hyped that I knew I should probably pick it up. I was very surprised to see that this was very similar to “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”. The “interview” format makes the story VERY realistic. You have to remember yourself sometimes that is is not about a real band, it is purely fiction. The cast chosen for the audiobook was incredible, and I particularly loved Daisy’s voice. It really suited her.
I enjoyed the book more than I expected. Ms. Taylor has a natural God-given talent to create perfect atmospheres in her books. When you read this book you open a window to a world where you are able to see and feel what being in the music industry was like in the sixties/seventies. The drugs, the loneliness, the drama, the alcohol, the beauty, the rock and roll… It was heartbreaking and painful and beautiful and everything felt too damn real. I know this is a story I won’t forget for a very long time.
The characters and their personalities were on point, in comparison to real artists in the music business back then. It reminded me of some very well known rock bands that went through their own problems in the past. Another thing that I liked is how everyone had their personal issues going on and how it all contributed to their end. Also, I loved the detail of the interviewer! Very nice touch 🙂
I would highly recommend the audiobook version! It definitely brings the book to life.