Daisy Jones and The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical, Fiction, Adult, Music
Pages: 368 pages
Publication Date: March 5th 2019
Publisher: Ballantine Books
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: So I recently discovered Taylor Jenkins Reid last year like so many other people in the book community. I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and loved it. I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. It ended up being one of my favorite reads in 2018. So when I saw Taylor had a new book coming out this year I jumped on it. I am so happy I did.
The best way I feel I can describe Daisy Jones & The Six is it’s like VH1’s Behind The Music in book form. The book is separated into different parts that tell you everything you need to know about this band. Now I must admit when I first heard of this book I thought it was based of a real group from the 70s. Daisy Jones & The Six were not a real bad which I feel is the most disappointing thing about this book.
I think my favorite thing about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing is she does such a great job making these fake people feel so real. You really get to know the good the bad and the ugly about these people. They really should be real people but sadly they are all just made up by her and I think that’s an incredible talent to have. I know so many people wish Evelyn Hugo was real. I feel they’re going to feel the exact same way about the characters in this book especially Daisy Jones. She is another force that will take you by storm.
Overall I was a little skeptical because I didn’t think a book about a pretend band from the 70s would peak my interest but Taylor Jenkins Reid has this way of making you care. She makes them believable. The whole time I was reading the book I was like man I wish I could hear the way this sounds. I kept wanting to see pictures. Those were really the only downside of this book and them not being real. I really can’t wait for the book to come out and everyone to read it. I think when it comes out I probably will listen to the audiobook because if this ends up being done with a full cast, it’s going to be good.
*Thank you so much for Netgalley for giving me this book for free in exchange for my honest opinions.*
Have you guys ended up reading this book? If so what were your thoughts on it. If not, is this book on your TBR? Are you planning to read it? Let me know in the comments.
4 thoughts on “Arc Review: Daisy Jones and The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid”
Great review! I loved this book. I thought that it was a real band, too, and I even Googled them only to realize that it’s fictional. I also loved the interview style writing, which is very unusual.
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Thank you! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. It was a great story. Right, Taylor Jenkins Reid does a great job making these people feel real.
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