Hey, hey we made it to FRIDAY – and it’s a holiday weekend! Double bonus! It has been such a busy week, so I’m thankful for a little bit of a break.
I just went to the library and dropped off the latest read from Blanche’s Book Club: “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’ve read another book of Reid’s and I absolutely LOVED it, so I was excited to read this one. Here is the book’s description from Barnes & Noble:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
“I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)
Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she 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.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
…Okay, so… I read the opening page of this book and it said it was about the iconic rock band and not all of the members were still living so they couldn’t be contacted for interviews… and I was like WAIT… is this book true??
So I had to Google that and no, it’s a fictitious band, so I didn’t really get off to a great start with this one. It’s presented as an oral history, so it’s all quotes from members of the band, their family, etc.
Its the very stereotypical plot line that surrounds the band — drugs, sex (unplanned pregnancy), rehab… I’ll just come out and admit that I was really disappointed in this book. I definitely applaud the author for doing something different and writing something that seems lifelike. It just wasn’t for me.
However, I know lots of people loved this book, so if you’re into that type of thing… knock yourself out!
The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker.
I‘m currently putting together a summer reading list that I’ll be publishing here on Monday — I know it’s a holiday, but come check it out if you’re ready to kick off the summer!
Otherwise, have a great, safe and fun weekend everyone!
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