Daisy Jones and the Six Review
Title: Daisy Jones and the Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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.
I’m in awe- completely and totally blown away! This book rocked my world and then some. I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to start reading it because sooo many people just raved about it and I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. Now, I’m actually mad at myself for waiting as long as I did to read it because I absolutely LOVED it!!!
It did take me a little while to get into the flow of the story but that was just because of the way it’s written. It’s told in a conversation style that I had to get used to, however, once I did, I was completely enthralled. I can’t imagine this story being written any other way.
God- I’m still in book hangover mode!!! This story was just so fantastic! The emotion was palatable. I felt like I was thrown into the 70’s rocker scene: the sex, drugs, and rock and roll just oozed from the pages. I first discovered Reid when she was on tour for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and came to the bookstore I worked at. I fell in love with her ability to bring the golden age of Hollywood to life. Hint: she manages to do it again. While I was reading Daisy Jones and the Six I kept picturing a combo of Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, and Janis Joplin. (in case you were wondering, while reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo I combined Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Elizabeth Taylor).
I honestly don’t know if I will ever be able to “get over” this book. The heartbreak and the anguish and the redemption. Ahh!!!! There are too many feelings! It was like the characters from Inside Out were in my head pulling levers and pushing buttons and all out making me a big pile of emotion.
I don’t want to spoil any of the plot so I’m not going to even touch on it. I will say this though- TAYLOR JENKINS REID IS A GENIUS! This book is phenomenal and moving and addictive and real!!! It was everything a book could be and more. A truly fantastic read! This book will be added to my reread shelf because I know I will read it again and again.