Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Posted July 8, 2021 by WendyW in Book Review / 9 Comments

Daisy Jones and the Six
Daisy Jones & The Six
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by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication Date March 5, 2019
Published by Random House Publishing Group
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Genres: Fiction, Literary, Sagas, Women
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and the new novel Malibu Rising, available now!
REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • IN DEVELOPMENT AS AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY REESE WITHERSPOON   “An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy.”—Elin Hilderbrand
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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 ’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.

My Review:

I just LOVED this book, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I know it’s a five-star book when after a few days I’m still thinking about the characters.  I listened to the audiobook and I plan to pick up the paper book as soon as I can get out to the bookstore. This is a book I want to keep on my shelf and re-read and listen to the audiobook over and over again. 

Daisy Jones and the Six is about the rise and eventual break up of the rock and roll group by the same name. It’s a different format than most books, as it’s mostly a series of interviews of the band members and some of their family, managers, and handlers.  For the audiobook version, the characters were each read by a different person giving the reader a deep and profound performance. 

This book grabbed me from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the end, and even at the end, this book still lingers in my heart.  The setting is set in the late ‘60s to late ‘70s and chronicles the rise of the band Daisy Jones and the Six.  It was a wild time for Rock and Roll, and this book gives an excellent glimpse into the lifestyle, struggles, and relationships that the seven members of the band experience. The in-depth look into these lives feels very realistic and is heartwrenching at times, but also has a hopeful undertone. 

The writing is superb,  and the pacing is excellent. I felt like I was inside the clubs of the Sunset Strip, the musty recording studios, the cozy homes in the Hollywood Hills, and on the various stages, listening to the screaming audiences, while Daisey Jones and the Six performed and lived. What a ride! 

I listened to the audiobook and the various narrators were all excellent. I loved that they had a different narrator for each character. Some of the narrators were:  Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, Pablo Schreiber along with a few others.  Each of the narrators brought a unique voice to these characters, and it felt like a live performance of the characters instead of a lone narrator reading a book.  

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