, Daisy Jones and the Six is a fictionalized book about a rock band in the 70's in the middle of the era of sex, drugs and Rock and Roll. Prior to reading this book, I had read reviews that glowed with praise about this book. It seems to be loosely based on Fleetwood Mac, but I would say, very loosely based.
The author, who also wrote one of my favorites from last year, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, lost my fan girldom( Is that a word?) on this one. The story, is written as an interview transcript, and I was sensing that was the author's way of introducing the characters. Oh if only. The style continued throughout the book and it made it emotionless and simply put, boring. I kept waiting for it to be funny, like Spinal Tap. It wasn't. I hated Daisy as a character and now regret deeply that I named one of my cats Daisy. It was that bad.
I got deeply weary of the same idiotic situations that are based on observations from managers, former band member, and friends. Ugh. Excesses. sex, deceit, poor decisions, jealousy, drugs, tempers, blah blah blah. I felt it was a lazy book and gimicky, and didn't work for me at all.
One of the worst books this season, in my humble opinion. It's an unpopular opinion to be certain. Taylor Jenkins Reid, the author, owes me one. Until the next book, she is on suspension for my list of favorite authors.
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