Title: Daisy Jones & the six.
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Publisher: Cornerstone digital.
Page count: 368.
Release day: March 5th 2019.
Genre: Adult, historical, contemporary.
Rating: 4.5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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 was really hesitant about picking this up. I absolutely loved Evelyn Hugo, but it is really out of my comfort zone, and I wasn’t sure if Taylor Jenkins Reid could do it again. And HELL YES she did! I ended up absolutely loving this book!
I say ended up since I quite struggled with the beginning of the book. This book is told as an biography and a lot of sentences are being ‘said’ by different characters. But they don’t say who is saying what all the time, so this took some time to get used to. I was starting to feel disappointed since it was no like Evelyn Hugo.
Once I got used to the storytelling.. I just could not stop listening! It was just so good! I think the audiobook is the way to go with this story, since you feel way more invested because it is being told to you! I’m also quite happy that it is not just like Evelyn Hugo. It has the same idea as in they are retelling their lives, but the actual story is so different!
I just needed to know why the band broke up, and why they would stop having this adventure. I cared so much about them breaking up, it felt as if it was my favourite band breaking up. And I really didn’t want them to. Also with all the descriptions I just really want to hear their music!
The ‘main characters’ of this book are Daisy Jones and Billy Dune, so the main story is about the ‘relation’ between them. But there are so many side stories going on, that were all so interesting as well! I really found myself caring about what happened to all of them.
I cannot think of another book at this moment where I cared so much about both the plot and the characters!
I really want to read more of Taylor Jenkins Reid, but I’m afraid that I won’t like her older works. Especially because (I think) they are not in this life retelling story format (idk if that makes sense).