Review: ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ By Taylor Jenkins Reid

‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publisher: Hutchinson
Date: 2019
Pages: 368
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Contemporary
Days to Read: 14
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now. They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently. The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed. Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin. 

Of all the books that I could of picked up to listen to I cannot for the life of me tell you why I chose ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ By Taylor Jenkins Reid. Contemporaries aren’t usually my thing, I mostly read fantasy and science fiction, but boy am I glad that some little part of my brain thought Daisy Jones was a good idea because it was in fact an EXCELLENT idea!

“We love beautiful broken people”

If you don’t know already ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ is written as an interview with the reader reading from the interviewers point of view. We follow the interviewer as they discover how Daisy Jones joined The Six and how and why the group broke up.

The depth of these characters feel like something from a series that is in its seventh book. There is so much to each character not one of them is a throw away opinion from a two dimensional character they all add so much to the story. Daisy by far was the one I was most eager to read about. She seemed to embody the 70’s and everything about it. I honestly couldn’t get enough.

If I could ask for anything from this book it would be for MORE! I loved that we got to experience what the band experienced. From touring to recording and what all that might of been like. It definitely have me CBGB vibes.

‘Dream big little bird’

‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ is an absolute experience, listening to the audiobook was utterly immersive. I cannot wait to listen again!

Plot: 9.5/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 9/10
World Building: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 9/10
Stars: 5/5

Any other Taylor Jenkins Reid recommendations would be appreciated

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