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 5,022 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES 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

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • COMING SOON AS AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY REESE WITHERSPOON
 
“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

  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Josephine Tate
    It’s incredible that a book written strictly “interview-style” can hold my attention for so long. I absolutely loved this book. Read it in one sitting! I don’t know if it’s because Almost Famous is my favorite movie, Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band, or simply that it’s a story unlike anything I’ve read before, but either way it got me HOOKED. The writing is incredible. You can tell how different each character truly is just through their words, which really paints the story. The band is so convincingly real it made me question if the Aurora album was on spotify. I would give anything to see this come to life! I have nothing bad to say about it, other than it worsened my Fleetwood Mac obsession!!!! Highly recommend
  • Daisy

    4
    By YayaNetski
    Not great but interesting.
  • Run of the mill

    3
    By SNG092212
    The book gets 3 stars for being a well written, flowing read. It holds your attention, absolutely. But it is so anti climatic. The ending is boring and really cliché. If you need something to just… occupy your brain for a bit without expecting much from the content emotionally, this is a good read for when you feel like that.
  • 10/10

    5
    By cassandraboc
    Masterpiece. I wasn’t able to put it down.
  • Waste of time.

    2
    By Yenooc
    If this subject matter is of interest to you, read a memoir of a real band. This book can’t help but be total cliche.
  • Unique

    5
    By bwill192
    Unlike anything I’ve read before. Loved it.
  • Idk what to say

    5
    By sqeneqa L.
    Changed my perception of heartache, tore me apart, idk if I can move one.
  • Daisy Jones & the six

    4
    By JenxK22
    Loved! Love the style of writing as an interview. Cannot wait to see the series!
  • Daisy Jones and The Six

    1
    By Jnelson909
    Very difficult to read as the ENTIRE book is in the style of an interview. Probably is great as an audio but just can’t see anyone enjoying reading it this way. My fault for not checking reviews.
  • Sex Drugs Rock & Roll

    5
    By Er.Es.
    This might be my favorite book of all time! Gave me goosebumps several times. Intensely relatable and endearing. If you were ever fascinated by that lifestyle and that genre in time or consider yourself a musician/creative in any sense this is especially for you.