GUEST REVIEW: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

I’ve had a lot of amazing book recommendations as of late, but as we know there’s just not enough time to get through all the books we want with the already ambitious ‘to read’ pile stacked up beside the bed, so going forward I’ll be featuring some guest reviews from friends of Bookety Book Books.
Brittany Moore slid into my DM’s when I started posting reviews on my personal page and we’ve been swapping wish lists and recommendations ever since.
Having recently returned to NZ from some well timed world travels (aka pre COVID) and into lock down here in Wanaka, this combined with her skills of getting through some hefty content (aka lawyer life) and it’s fair to say she’s managed to get through an impressive list of excellent reads as of late.

Brittany, Daisy Jones & The Six is a novel about the said fictional 70’s rock band. Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of the band and the enchantingly vivid Daisy Jones in a way that made me think that this was a historical narrative and I actually had to google to check. Loosely based on Reid’s memories of Fleetwood Mac, the book is innovatively written in a documentary style through interviews with key members of the band. It follows the themes of sex, drugs, and rock & roll turmoil in the seventies, and she weaves the personal lives of the characters into the writing of the band’s ‘songs’ and lyrics which are written out at the back of the book. The imagination it must have taken to write this is impressive and it’s not surprising that it has been picked up by Reese Witherspoon who is now turning it into a TV mini-series. Can’t wait to hear the songs come to life!

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