Published: 05. March . 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books
What is it about?
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.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkin Reid has been one of the best read this year. It is so hard to review this book without giving away the charm of this story. I was failing to come to terms that this is a fictional band, and I can’t listen to their songs, and it was devastating to know about their fictional fall out. That is the true beauty of the story. The writing style makes it feel like a real story, especially because of the format being like an interview that tells an oral history of the band and the people in it.and that I guess is the best compliment to give to a story that is purely fictional.
It also opens a discussion to so many different topics like Drug use and addiction, The Rock Music scenes in 1970’s, Abortion and most importantly Love and Relationships.
Daisy Jones & The Six has the best love triangle trope I have ever read,so realistic and moving its devastating.
The characters are so intricate and complex, and have such distinct characteristics, especially the female characters. I am so glad Amazon is going to do a Book Adaptation and I so hope they do justice to the story. Also, damn excited for the music album.
I sure do recommend to read this book for the sole purpose of celebrating the Rock and Roll scenes in 1970’s. This book put me in a Rock Music hangover,, and I discovered Fleet wood Mac’s Album – Rumors, which I have been listening to on repeat ever since.