Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 6,858 Ratings

Description

#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

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, The Washington Post, Esquire, Glamour, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Parade, Paste, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot

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.

Reviews

  • Great read!

    5
    By Grrrimm
    I enjoyed it!
  • Book was written terribly

    1
    By Hendy_Tendy97
    Was very hard to get through I didn’t like how it was written and there was just nothing exciting about it.
  • Good but not great!

    3
    By Melblevs
    TJR is my new favorite writer. I love her style. I love her story telling. You can tell she put a great deal of research into the music industry to make it feel real. I would have given it 4 stars, however, my ADHD brain could NOT get behind the interview style writing. It almost gave me a headache. Others love it though! I did also just come from reading Seven Husbands which I gave 5 stars so I think this book had a lot to live up to. I also don’t LOVE how it ended. There was so much built up tension and craziness that the way it ended felt anti climatic. All in all. Would recommend to a friend. Can’t wait to compare to the show.
  • Daisy Jones and the Six

    5
    By JBLakers
    As a major fan of 70’s music this was a blast to read. The author does a wonderful job of weaving all the internal love stories and still brings out rock n roll. And how do you not love Daisy.
  • The beginning… the middle… THE END!!!

    5
    By JESS IS SHOOK
    Having general knowledge of what went on during the “Rumours” era of Fleetwood Mac provides a clear timeline of how the story will start, the drama and complicated love that will occur in the middle, and the sudden but expected ending of it all; but we, the audience, do not know the in between periods; the fights, the intimacy- that is not shared with the audience. Is any of this relevant or true to the band? No, they just provided the structure of how crazy rock n’ roll and it’s industry was in the 70’s. Taylor Jenkins Reid provided the story.
  • unreadable

    2
    By Whim1954
    Kept reading hoping for the “inside “ story of what a rock band was like in the 70s and 80s…you know, sex, drugs and rock n roll. Never got there. Maybe the movie’s better.
  • Incredible book!

    5
    By NinaRizzo
    I absolutely love this story. TJR blows me away with how amazing of a storyteller she is. I read this after watching the show but wish I got to read it before I watched because it was so good! 5 stars for sure.
  • Best book read so far in 2023

    4
    By victoria19875
    such an amazing story, plot line, and made me wanna read this book and think abt it 24/7. I loved the characters, the descriptiveness. I loved how Daisy was so carefree. It gives me Fleetwood Mac vibes, and now since i’m done with the book, i’ll be watching the show!
  • An Epic Rock Love Story

    5
    By JulietteHarper
    This book is worth the hype. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. It pays homage to the 1970’s music scene so well. The characters are complex and compelling. I could not recommend the book enough.
  • Daisy Jones and the Six

    4
    By blumbon
    I enjoyed this book so much I read it twice!