Daisy Jones & The Six
Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they 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.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, 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 the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend."
Daisy Jones & The Six is a historical fiction novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid set in the age of drugs, sex and rock & roll.
Going into this I was very skeptical. While I knew that this was receiving a glowing reception, I also knew my personal tastes. Books following the lives of fictional people are just not for me. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I read this because it was better than I was expecting.
Taylor Jenkins Reid knows how to craft a story that feels real. While fictional, when immersed in the story it feels like you are reading the story of an actual band because of how convincing she is.
I also listened to the audiobook instead of reading it physically, and I can guarantee that that is the best way to consume this story. The book is written in interview format and is performed by a full cast, so it feels like you are listening to actual interviews.
Will I ever read this again, probably not, but I enjoy it nonetheless. If you want to read a historical fiction that is not set during a war, give this a shot.