Today I have a review of Daisy Jones and the Six by a beloved author of mine, Taylor Jenkins Reid, available on March 5, 2019 from Random House/Ballantine Books! I’m so excited to share my thoughts on this book with you!
I love rock music! As a child of the 80s and 90s there was plenty to choose from. Even though it was clear from the start that Daisy and the Six is a work of fiction, I found myself wishing it were historical fiction based on fact, and I legitimately googled them. I WANTED Daisy and the Six to be real because they felt so real.
I’m a huge fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid, and her books are always smart and passionate about her chosen topics. I knew when she wrote about 60s and 70s rock music, I would be transported to that time and place, and I could hear the music in my head.
The stars here are the characters- the actual rock stars. Their relationships with others, their nuanced personalities, their collective “band-ness;” it was all so well-executed- again, strengthening its authenticity. The internal struggles, the vices, the conflicts; we, as readers, are there for all of it.
The unique structure where we hear from each of the band members and those around them made for quick, breezy reading. The band is telling us what happened. How they came to be. Their rise to fame along with their pitfalls.
I can’t say much else for fear of giving it all away. I’ll leave you with this. Daisy and the Six is a page-turning tribute to the rise (and possible precarious fall) of the rock band. I enjoyed every page!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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.
Have you read Daisy Jones and the Six, or is it on your TBR? Are you a fan of TJR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR