It is what I have always loved about music. Not the sounds or the crowds or the good times as much as the words — the emotions, the stories, the truth — that you can let flow right out of your mouth.
Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Page Count: 368 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★.5
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
Ooooo.. this was great! I was flipping pages faster than I flip through to find a new Netflix show. I’m impressed with the author after reading this book. In the past she has written women’s fiction/romance type books and this was nothing along those lines. Taylor Jenkins Reid can write! I am very excited to see what she tackles next.
It was gritty and raw. I felt transported to the 70s where people worried less about posessions and cared more about experiences. There was just this air about the book that had me completely immeresed in the characters, the atmosphere and the time period.
This one is definitely worth the hype! I read until 1am and regretted that decision the next morning at work but then I raced home and devoured the rest of it. What intrigued me most about the book was that the characters felt real to me. As if Daisy Jones & The Six were in fact a rock band in the 70s. Reid can write unlikeable characters like no one else! So unlikeable you like them for it.
Some have complained about the format of the book and it’s interview like telling but I disagree with whoever says it didn’t work. Because that is what made the book stand out and what made it flow so well. That’s why it feels like these characters truly existed. And the way the emotion jumped out of the pages felt more real to me because the characters themselves were narrating their thoughts and feelings. Just loved that!
I’ve had The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on my shelf for about a year now, it’s about time I dive into it. Yet to be disappointed by her books.
**Thank you Penguin Canada for sending me a copy of Daisy Jones & The Six in exchange for an honest review.**