Book Review | Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published by
: March 5th, 2019 on Ballantine Books
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pages: 355
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed from the Library

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Summary (from Goodreads): Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . 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 ‘n’ 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

Review: I really liked how this book was told in the format of interviews and getting each characters perspective of the situation. It kept the pace going the entire time and I didn’t want to put the book down. I really thought this was a real band (totally Googled it)! The one thing that I did not like about the format is I kept forgetting how the characters were related to other characters. Some wouldn’t be mentioned for a few pages and I’d be like “who are you?”

What I didn’t like in this was the lyrics added into the book. I don’t like reading lyrics in books because I don’t know how I am supposed to read them and what vibe I was supposed to get from them. If there was a supplemental attached with the music that would have been fantastic.

I’m sure I don’t need to go into many details as this book was super hyped and a lot of people have read it and reviewed it already. I’m not into the groupie thing or into how records are made so this insight was definitely different and interesting to get into.

As a first read from this author this was great. This definitely makes me want to pick up The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by this author!

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