Monday, March 06, 2023

Ten books for fans of "Daisy Jones & the Six"

Amazon Book Review editor Al Woodworth and colleagues tagged ten books for fans of Daisy Jones & the Six, including:
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

This Pulitzer-prize winning novel is one of my favorite of all time because it’s so unique—a collection of brilliantly dark and often troubled characters whose stories are told in separate chapters that all intertwine in unexpected ways. There’s music executive Bennie, trying to discover the next big thing while also struggling to connect to his young son and wife; his assistant, wild child kleptomaniac Sasha; a disgraced actress, Kitty, who basically sells her soul to return to fame, and so many more larger-than-life, interlocking characters that make this book somewhat of a mix between [Taylor Jenkins Reid's] Daisy Jones, [The Seven Husbands of] Evelyn Hugo, and something you’ve definitely never read before. And if you aren’t ready to give up those characters when you turn the last page, Egan wrote a follow-up that features many of them, Candy House, an Amazon Editors’ pick in which she takes her experimental writing style even further. Our colleague Erin called it, “imaginative, cerebral, and exhilarating.”
Read about another entry on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue