Why didn’t I pick this book up sooner? I know it’s sort of historical fiction which was why I stayed away from it at first. but WOW.
I loved the audiobook. The full cast made this book come to life and it made me wish that these people were real, that their music existed.
This post contains affiliate links, see my site disclaimer for more details.
TJR is a master at storytelling. Everything in this narrative is woven together so well. I loved the interview style that it was written in. I didn’t even mind the swearing at all (and there’s a lot) because it just fit with the story. It’s all about drugs, sex, and rock n roll and I just wanted more. I need more.
I loved the raw grittiness of Daisy. Even though you couldn’t actually hear her sing, she was just the same person she was in her songs that she was throughout the book. She was who she was, no regrets and no questions asked. She didn’t care what anyone thought and wow, my heart just ached for her and for the entire band throughout the story.
Daisy Jones will fill you up, keep you on the edge of your seat, and tear your heart into a million pieces, then slowly start to stitch it back together again.
10/10. 5/5. Daisy Jones and the Six is possibly my favorite book of 2020. Now I need a physical copy because I need this book on my shelf.
I cannot wait for the tv show that Amazon Prime is doing.
I will also give a disclaimer that there is swearing in this book, lots of talk about drugs because there are addicts, and alluding to sex but nothing steamy in that regard.
About Daisy Jones & The Six
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.
Purchase from Amazon or your local indie bookstore or grab it in your next Book of the Month box for $9.99 (and use my link to get this month’s book for just $5).
OR get it for free on Libro.fm because you’re going to LOVE the audio. I promise.