Friday, March 8, 2019

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What a wild ride this was! Taylor Jenkins Reid morphed us right into the 70's and into the rock and roll scene. It doesn't get much wilder than that. I have been dying to read this and have had to use a great deal of self control to put it off closer to the publication date. Brenda from Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee and myself jumped into this for a buddy read. It certainly gave us plenty to talk about!

I watched a recent interview with Taylor Jenkins Reid on a morning show here in the U.S. and she brought up how many people were goggling the band to see if they were real.  Guilty as charged! I must admit when the blurb first came out on this book, I took to google. It just sounded so real. Since I would have been a small child during this time I found myself wondering if this band did exist and I just haven't heard about it? Well by now we all know the answer to that one.

I loved, loved, loved the format of this book. It is entirely in an interview format. I was a bit concerned in the beginning that this might lessen the character development. Instead I felt liked it really let each character's personality shine through. It also let you clearly see how each person had a different perception of the same situation.  Oh my did they!  I found that the interview format made the ending tie in perfectly. I must admit that part really surprised me, you will know what I mean if you have read the book!

If you are in the mood for a little walk on the wild side- here's your book! Definately plenty of drugs, sex and rock and roll! I loved how the author got into the gritty side of it and dug beneath the perceived glamour of fame. Even though this is a work of fiction, I am sure it is not far off from the truth. It's one of those books that will sweep you away into a different time and place.

Thank you so much to Taylor Jenkins Reid, Random House Publishing Ballentine and BookSparks for this ARC