My vote for Karen Karen and Daisy Jones for the tv show. The audiobook production of this book is phenomenal. I can‘t imagine consuming this story any other way. The cast is amazing and turn up this mockumentary to 11. I‘m sure reading it would be fine, but I highly recommend the audiobook! This is the Rolling Stone and Behind the Music lovechild that hits me in the gut.
I really really enjoyed this book! It was a super-fast read, probably because of the interview format, and was perfect for my work trip.
I didn't really get the level of depth and female empowerment that others did - it seemed a fairly surface-level story that was very atmospheric and descriptive of what I assume that rock n roll culture was like in the seventies.
Tons of fun!
The book is fantastic. It‘s hard to believe they weren‘t a real band. It‘s told in snippets of interviews w/each band member & a few additional people. The audiobook is just perfect, one of the best I‘ve listened to. It‘s about addiction, temptation, the choices we make & the fall out that they cause. Billy Dunne, his girlfriend Camila, the wild Daisy, keyboardist Karen, etc., each character is so memorable. Definitely lived up to the hype for me.
Made it to page 73.
Bailing. Im bored.
Maybe if this were about an actual band I would care a little more?
I feel like I‘ve watched this book on VH1 already.
Basically this is written as the oral history of the fictional band "Daisy Jones & The Six" told from multiple points of view including band members, family members, journalists, tour managers etc etc. It was written really well and reads like a continuous narrative so you don't really notice the POV changes unless the retellings clashed. Loved It.
So, I‘m in the middle of this audiobook and I must say that Taylor Jenkins Reid is making her way over to my favorite authors' list. After diving deep into Evelyn Hugo‘s world (and loving it), it was a no brainer for me to give Daisy Jones & the Six a try. I‘m loving it so far and I‘m really interested to see how it‘s going to end.
Found out my local library has a book sale every Tuesday. I went in with low expectations, but I should have gone in with will power instead. 🤦♀️ but I found some great books —- even a coverless Daisy Jones and Veronica Mars! 👏
I have a plans to go to another library book sale on Friday so hopefully I can limit myself to a smaller #bookhaul after this one
Another great one by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I think she may now be one of my favorites. I loved the format of this book. The interview style wasn‘t something I‘ve read before and it was perfect. I didn‘t grow up in the 70s, but my parents are avid fans of classic rock n roll, so, therefore, I am too. I‘m using this one for #bookaboutaddiction because there were a lot of different forms of addiction in this book. #booked2019
I cannot get over this book. I can't wait to read more of Taylor Jenkins Reid. Any author that can tell a deep, emotional, heartbreaking, authentic story in complete interview format is something special in my book.
Daisy, Billy and the gang feel like real people that I want to get to know better. I want to hear their albums. I want to see them perform. I want to look at the photographs. If only it was all real.
Would DEFINITELY recommend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#audiocoloring in my NYC coloring book. Later this afternoon we have a spa date. It is a good Saturday ♥️
All the dinosaurs and all the stars.
Easily my favorite read of the year. An intricate telling of the inner workings of a diamond platinum band coming up in the seventies.
And it's going to be made into a TV series!
"And, baby, when you think of me,
I hope it ruins rock ‘n‘ roll"
My library hold on the tagged audio book FINALLY came in. As I sit here listening to it, I realized Sophie‘s paw looks like troll hair. Those furry feet get me every time! 😻 #catsoflitsy
"She had written something that felt like I could have written it, except I knew I couldn't have. I wouldn't have come up with something like that. Which is what we all want from art, isn't it? When someone pins down something that feels like it lives inside us? Takes a piece of your heart out and shows it to you? It's like they are introducing you to a part of yourself. "
I cannot put this book down. It's after 2am. I JUST CAN'T STOP.
Starting this book tonight. The reviews are mixed. A lot of people LOVE it, but apparently a lot of people have an issue with the interview style format. I haven't opened it yet so my opinion is not yet formed. We shall see...
I've been pretty MIA over the summer (any other parents counting down the days until back to school?), but I have done some reading between refereeing arguments! These were two of my favourites this summer. I'd give the slight edge to Daisy Jones, but both were fantastic reads capturing interesting, complex characters. Great summer picks for when you want something that's not too taxing, but also not too fluffy!
Plot 5* the story was good and was one of the things that kept me reading.
Characters 5* the characters were another reason I kept reading. Sure, they were flawed but they embraced their flaws.
Writing 5* Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of the best in the business in my opinion.
Around the middle of the book the format started to bother me. I don't know of other was a rough section or what. It didn't take the pleasure.
#Unpopularopinion, but I hated it.☹️ This wasn't about Daisy navigating a male-dominated industry. It's about a doped-up diva with poor work ethic who sleeps with rockstars for access to their lifestyle b/c she's "broken" from non-attentive parents. Suddenly she can sing & write music but can't cope with her jealousy b/c she wants a married man. I didn't care about the characters & was annoyed their attraction was romanticized as love.???
#unpopularopinion. Hated it. Hated the format. Didn‘t like the characters and was very disappointed by this popular author. Can I give it negative stars?
Anyone else struggling with this one? #unpopularOpinion
I put this off because I was worried it wouldn‘t live up to the hype but I ended up liking it more than expected. I‘m aging myself but I used to love watching Behind the Music for my favorite bands and musicians and this really felt like the book version of that. (I figured a boozy photo was appropriate for this one!) 😜
Finally started Daisy Jones and...I dunno guys. Is it okay that I don't really like Daisy? ? She's a pretty unsympathetic character to me. Actually, this book is full of miserable characters lol. Eddie is a jerk. I just keep wanting to tell him "it's not your band!!" And I can already tell Billy is about to screw up again. ?? #BOTM #Audio #Audiobook
I was really looking forward to reading this book because I heard nothing but great things about it and the author. Unfortunately, for me, it did not live up to all the hype.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/review-daisy-jones-the-six/
Love this author. The writing style is unique but worked so well for this book to have it in an “interview” format. Characters were incredibly developed, and I felt completely immersed when reading.
Daisy Jones joins the popular rock band The Six in the 1970s, and as their rise to fame unfolds, readers will be left wondering if these characters are truly a work of fiction!
Plot built nicely and wrapped up even better. Would be a great movie!
I loved this book! The ending was a little sad but endearing and I enjoyed the full cast reading.
Sex, drugs and rock ‘n‘ roll in a fictional 70s band. I listened to the audiobook version which features different voices for each character and was completely blown away by both the book and performance. If I hadn‘t know better I would believe this was a real band detailing their rise and fall. I loved, loved, loved!
Finally starting the tagged book. If I can see over this cat, that is! #catsoflitsy
What started out as a chapter or two turned into devouring the entire book in one sitting 🙈. It reminded me so much of Behind the Music that at times I forgot that this was a fictional band. I loved following their journey to creating the perfect album, working through their vices and ups and downs in their different relationships.
This did such a good job of conveying the impulses and affects of music that I was sad when it was all over.
My July wrapup of reading!
I am so glad to say I do not feel like I read a bad book in July. That makes me especially glad when July was rough in my life outside reading! Glad that reading remains a great method of escaping reality :)