5 stars Fiction
This was remarkable! I listened to this book on audio and I actually feel sorry for the people who read the book, I really do! With all the different individuals in the novel and how they constantly popped in and out of the conversation, I think reading this book would have been confusing to me. Whatever you do, read this book! I thought for sure, I was right back in the 70’s and thought I should be playing their record. Are we sure this story is fiction?
I’m not going to rehash the whole story for you, as most of you have already heard it and if you haven’t, the deal is…..if you liked the 70’s music scene, you will enjoy this novel. It’s got music, friendships, family, passion, drugs, sex (just a bit), insecurities, heartaches, and lots of drama.
It felt as if, the group occurred by accident. They fed off one another and at times, you could feel them pushing and pulling each other away. They were meant to be together yet at times, they mixed like oil and water. The sound they created was like no other, for what they played were not just words on paper but feelings that were hard to contain.
I couldn’t wait to get back to this novel once I started it. As the group struggled, I didn’t cheer for any specific individual, I wanted the whole group to make it through to the top. I struggled with them through each drink, through each quarrel, and through each pill that was popped and each line that was consumed because I knew that all of these effected the group. And this group, I wanted to succeed. With each success, I was proud and couldn’t wait for the next one. I can’t tell you how many times I had to remind myself that this novel was fiction as I found myself drawn into the story, for I felt with this narration, they each were talking about their past. Go, Six and Go, Daisy!
Here is just a taste of the audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKRB2lAuipY