It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.
This month we start with Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. When I wrote my review of this book, Anne at Head Full of Books pointed me in the direction of Reid’s inspiration for the story – a shared look between two people who love each other deeply. It immediately reminded me of that look between Marina Abramovic and her ex, Ulay during The Artist is Present. And I can’t mention that exhibition without linking to The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. It’s an extraordinary novel focusing on the fictional lives of people who participated in the exhibition.
Rose wrote much of The Museum of Modern Love during a residency at MONA. I was fortunate to see a retrospective of Abramovic’s work at MONA some years ago and found the collection so strange and unnerving that I have been fascinated by her ever since. I’m hoping her memoir, Walk Through Walls, will give me some insight into her complex world.
My Friend Anna caught my eye because I’d read Fake by Stephanie Wood, another real-life story about a charming con-artist.
Musicians, artists and con artists – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.