Daisy Jones & The Six
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Release Date: 2019-03-05
- Genre: Fiction & Literature
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! 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—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising, and Carrie Soto Is Back
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“An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy.”—Elin Hilderbrand
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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.
Blah3By madaboutmadmenWhile enjoyed the dialogue writing style, i felt the story was a continuous loop about the same stuff.
It was a cool story.3By Patriciaaa15Was a cool story. I felt like the characters didn’t get interesting until the last 30 pages with the whole Daisy, Billy, Camila thing. Other than that 85% of the book was kind of boring and read like a day to day of the band haha
Fun read5By AM KCGreat book, fun to follow the musicians in their journey
Wow5By Triple G LoveThere are so many words to describe this absolute wonderful book but all I can come up with is just wow. Wow. I loved every second of this book.
❤️💙💚🇺🇸5By dayna polk🧑🏻🦲🧑🏻💚🇺🇸🍎🍏🍌
I WANT TO READ THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AGAIN5By karee19IMMACULATE
so so good4By carlymurray03reminded me of Almost Famous- such a great story and a unique way of telling it. an easy read too, i can’t wait to watch the show!
A fun, fast read5By meggdoggVery cute and heartwarming
Everything5By Vst.johnI hoped for. No one can wreck me the way she wrecks me with her novels
Great. But I wish it was more raw and real.5By RAF MONTILLAGood Book. I have to say that I started reading this book, because “Almost Famous” is my favorite movie ever. My number one. And I like rock and I have a podcast where I talk about rock from this times, weekly. And I also love Fleetwood Mac. So I had high expectations and this was my first book by this author. I have to say that it was not what I expected. But it was very good. I feel that the format made difficult for the author to build the characters deep enough for you to actually connect with them. I feel like some (even though I like them all), specially Wareen, who I really like, he feels a little bit like a caricature sometimes. Graham thought, got raw enough that he made me cry with him. He was my favorite and the one I felt more real. But then others were a little bit too on the surface for the complexity they were supposed to have, for example: Camila, Billy and Karen. I needed the author to get deeper inside of them to understand them better. Daisy was ok, you are able to understand the girl, she is just a bit unlikeable too often. She victimizes herself at some points too much, but you get why and she redeems herself. Her parents story is unnecessary, if the author was going to build such a difficult to believe relationship between the parents and the girl, we needed way more context, or nothing at all, or just an open note of how those two are a couple of psychopaths directly. Because there’s not another way to understand her parents. But the rest is very good, the tour feels real. I have to say that I got hooked pretty late in the book when Graham and Karen broke up, because that was the moment where the book landed for me. When it landed and felt real.