Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Daisy Jones & The Six Book Cover Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Historical Fiction
Ballantine Books
March 5, 2019
404 pages

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

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.

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.

Hello there! It’s been a while since I posted a book review on my blog. I’m sorry okay? Well, let’s not dwell on the past because I’m here! I’m posting a new book review blog, and it’s all about my first read this 2022 – Daisy Jones & The Six!

Last year to be honest was not a good reading year for me, as I decided to read a few books, and based on my Goodreads challenge, I only read 5 books with the goal of 1. It’s okay because I decided to read a few books last year as part of my “healing goal” process. So this year I make myself committed reading a hundred books! I know I can do it.

Okay okay back to the book review. Daisy Jones and The Six is my first read book this 2022, and also my first book read written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have been seeing a lot of good points about her books, but I don’t want to expect too much because I don’t know if I will love her books or not. If not, it will be disappointing, but if I loved it – then hooray!

So, I started reading Daisy Jones and the Six without the big expectations. I was shocked at first that the story was told like an interview concept. It’s my first time to read a book with an interview concept, but I am also wary, and I think it’s not that a big adjustment for me since I also read another concept of storytelling like the Illuminae, which was I liked.

While reading the book, to be honest, I enjoyed and forgot that the story was an interview-like concept. I became into the characters as if I am the interviewer. And the fact that I am portraying that I’m listening to them instead of reading them. I didn’t realize that until I am writing this book review. But, that’s exactly how I felt while reading it.

Since it is an interview storytelling I get to know well the characters, especially Daisy Jones. It felt like I know her well after reading it – her flaws, her confidence, her brokenness, her success, and her fall also. To be honest, and don’t blame me please, in the back of my mind I rooted Daisy Jones and Billy. Taylor Jenkins Reid, you made my heart break! I know they are not the end game, but why do you write like it that way! I know it is impossible, but the way their eyes felt when they are singing (even if I’m only reading it) I felt it through me.

I don’t know how I will end this review, but all in all, I like this book.

My first book written by Taylor Jenkins Reid was a hooray for me! And I can’t wait to read other books written by her.

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