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Book Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six is a historical fiction book that chronicles a band from the 1960s-1990s, and all of the relationship dynamics between band members and the people in their lives.

Told in the style of an interview, characters speak about events of their lives in what I can only describe as long form, reflective flashbacks. This writing style isn't for everyone - some people that I've spoken to about the book really enjoyed the storytelling, while others felt like they couldn't quite get into the setting of it all.

The best way I can describe this book is if Forrest Gump had followed Jenny's storyline as the main character. If you feel nostalgia for historic events of the 70s and 80s, the glamorization of Hollywood and rock and roll, you might like this book.

This was marketed a couple years ago as "the must-read book of the summer" and was a New York Time's best-seller. If you're into summer reading and cold sips, I'd recommend this one with the Ometepe Cold Brew:

Some quotes that I loved:

"I wanted to be around these men - these stars - because I didn't know how else to be important."

"...if you redeem yourself, then believe in your own redemption."

"The smell of any of it. It takes me right back. To those moments when the night is just starting, when you know you're about to get into trouble. It feels so good, the beginning."

"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?"


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