4. 5 Stars
~ Synopsis ~
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 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.
~ My Thoughts ~
What an incredible story! If you are a fan of music and the struggles to make it into the music scene in the 70’s you will love Daisy Jones & The Six.
Written in multiple points of view, you are given the complete story from each and every character. Every detail, thought and emotion is brought fourth and there is no room for questions or what if’s.
The characters, and there are many are vibrant, determined, destructive, loving and perfectly structured. Their emotions bleed upon the pages and the connection between the reader and the characters is written with spot on perfection.
Engaging is how I would describe the style of writing. Written with extreme ease, reading is effortless, enjoyable and transports you to the many places this story takes place. All of the iconic landmarks that I love come to life in blazing glory.
The push and pull. The intense desire to achieve your goals, the family dynamic and the struggles of each character play out brilliantly.
I found that when I was reading, I had to constantly remind myself that this was in fact fiction not reality. Credit to Taylor Jenkins Reid on the amount of research that went into this book.
From start to finish I was enthralled with everything Daisy Jones & The Six had to offer.
If you are a fan of music, the 70’s and all that it encompasses you will love this book. From groupies, to drugs, to sex, music and lyrics, Daisy Jones & The Six showcases what it was like to see your dream and chase it, achieve it and how it effects each and every person involved.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles.