Editors' Choice 2019.
- Source:Booklist; 1/1/2020, Vol. 116 Issue 9/10, p6-17, 12p, 19 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph
- Document Type:Book Review
- Publication Information:American Library Association / Booklist Publications
- Subject Terms:MONSTER, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror & Speculative Fiction (Book); SOURCE of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches & Meditations, The (Book); CONTENDER: The Story of Marlon Brando, The (Book); KROGER, Lisa; ANDERSON, Melanie R.; MORRISON, Toni, 1931-2019; MANN, William J.; FICTION; NONFICTION
Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
*Starred Review* Daisy Jones and the Six was the hottest rock band of the seventies; the sexy voice of Daisy Jones and the pleading tones of Billy Dunne were the soundtrack to countless sweltering summer nights. Yet fans had no idea of the chaos behind the curtain. Daisy and Billy, oozing raw attraction on stage, couldn't even look at each other as they walked off. When she wasn't singing or writing songs, wild child Daisy was popping pills. Billy's addiction was alcohol, until he met Camila and discovered a whole new kind of dependence. Graham, Eddie, and Warren loved the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but Karen and Pete had other things on their minds. Framed as a tell-all biography compiled through interviews and articles, Reid's (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, 2017) novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they're listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl. HIGH-DEMAND BACK STORY: Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine is producing a 13-episode series for Amazon. Order accordingly. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2018 November #1
L.A. Sixties girl Daisy Jones is a rock groupie aspiring to sing at the Whisky a Go-Go, and she's already getting noticed when she meets Billy Dunne, who heads up the breakout band The Six. Producers see that they make musical magic together, and soon they're on their way to becoming an iconic band of the Seventies. Written as oral history; look for a 13-part Amazon Voice series even as you read this Penguin Random House Title Wave Pick.Copyright 2018 Library Journal.
LJ Reviews 2019 March #1
Daisy Jones was the "it girl" of the 1970s rock-and-roll scene, gifted but unpolished. She couldn't finish a single song on her own and behaved as though she loved the lifestyle more than the music, making her as dangerous as she was beautiful. Billy Dunne was the dynamic frontman of the Six, a struggling addict who was desperate to prove himself to his wife and kids. They were talented apart and explosive together. While delivering intricate and impassioned story lines for all band members, this novel centers on how the partnership, chemistry, hostility, and love shared by Daisy and Billy shot the group straight to the top of charts, until their strained relationship ultimately ended the band. Told decades later through pieced-together interviews, the story is filtered through nostalgia. The narrative's presentation and the emotional, raw way the characters recall their glory days will make readers question if the band is really fictional.
PW Reviews 2019 January #3