Daisy Jones & The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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From 549 Ratings
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

“I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

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 ’n’ 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.

Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six


“Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six. . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking.”—Vogue

“Reid’s novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they’re listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl.”Booklist (starred review)

“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Reviews

  • Profound and fun at the same time- a rare treat

    5
    By cruztwins
    I loved this book! The laughs, truth, exploration of talent and fame. And most of all, the life lessons hidden in wit and great dialogue
  • Fighting the darkness

    5
    By badgirlgigi
    A beautiful take on complex topics of love, lies, and the power within ourselves to fight the darkness that knocks on the door in the form of what we don’t want to admit. Easy quick read, with enough emotion to wonder where you fit in between daisy and billy, and how it applies to your own life.
  • Daisy Jones and The Six

    5
    By shudlow
    Loved it!! A refreshing read. Definitely not your typical store line. Loved the way it all came together at the end!!
  • Felt like I was reading the work of a 15 year-old.

    1
    By kukabearis#1
    Wish I hadn’t spent the $ on this book.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Radrol75
    So different. So good. I couldn’t put it down. Obsessed
  • Overrated 100%

    1
    By ajskid
    Boring and predictable the same stuff happened on every page and the characters are completely interchangeable! This buzz is not well deserved.
  • Great story..

    4
    By WTF8909
    I really liked this book it’s a little different to what I’m use to reading in terms of the interview style this one is written as. I had a love/hate thing for Billy I think he was a bit of an a** hole in the beginning of the book. I found Camila really annoying. All other characters I liked. Daisy to me was the best part of this book. I just really wished a bit more of her was told at the end of the book. I hope there is a sequel to this book. I would really like to know if Billy did ended up calling Daisy. (Spoiler!) The ending to me felt unfinished. That’s the only reason I gave it 4 stars. I’m really looking forward to seeing the adaptation of the book becoming a show.
  • Like a too long Rolling Stone interview

    2
    By Fladaddy
    I loved “The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” the characters ached and went through profound experiences, I cried. I recommended that book. In this new book the format stops any creativity. the characters are who they say they are through interviews. One dimensional. A better read would be Linda Ronstadt’s “Simple Dreams” at least she was there. This book is a mash up of The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, a bit of the Doors, thrown together with a cross between Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt who the author borrows more than just a look from. I expected a hell of a lot more. The real artists are a much better read. It was predictable and certainly doesn’t leave you guessing. I just began skipping pages. Read old interviews of Rolling Stone from the 70’s and you’ll find a better read. Too bad, I liked this author.
  • I WANT TO READ IT OVER AND OVER

    5
    By dancer217
    I fell in love with this book so hard. I don’t want it to end
  • A Fun One!

    5
    By BookNerd1217
    I'm not even sure where to begin with this book. It's just absolutely magical. Authentic. Real. Imaginative. Unique. So well written that you believe these characters are real and you find yourself wanting to search anything and everything out about them. That's the kind of writing that takes an author from good to great and TJR hit it out of the park with this one. Reid makes you fall in love with every single character in this book. The way she decided to tell this story was beyond brilliant. Having every story told by different views brought this story together in a way that almost seems impossible. It could not have been done another way though or it just wouldn't pack the punch it does. The characters, the story, just all of it. But this story isn't just about a band. It's about love, loss, heartbreak, addiction, and so much more. How someone could put so much into a story and make it flow so seamlessly is nothing short of wizardry and TRJ has the most powerful wand at her fingertips. This is a story that will stick with you forever. You'll be asking your friends if they read it. You'll be shouting from the rooftops about how everyone needs to read this one because I know that's what I am going to be doing for the next few months.