Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,016 Ratings)

Description

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)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Washington Post • Esquire GlamourReal 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.

Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six


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

“Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. She’s a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.”—Associated Press

“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”Nylon 

“Wildly delicious.” Entertainment Weekly

Reviews

  • One of the worst books I’ve read

    1
    By caithayes
    The writing was awful. I am sorry if that’s mean. I wanted to like this book because it’s in the Reese Witherspoon book club but it was just bad. The writing, the plot, the characters, it just didn’t do it for me. I’ve read several good books by this author but this just wasn’t good. A lot of people have recommended this book and I just don’t get it. I wouldn’t recommend. I’m sorry just being honest
  • I loved it!

    5
    By elliemad
    I typically don’t like books written in non traditional ways but this one really sucked me in! It flowed well and I couldn’t put it down. I love when books pull you into the story, make you feel like you’re living it, and this book did just that. It’s different and a nice change from traditional romance novels. But, it may not be your cup of tea and that’s okay.
  • A made for TV rock bio

    3
    By doug funnie
    Anybody who’s read any rock n’ roll biographies or memoirs will instantly recognize this as a PG-rated, squeaky clean version. The author certainly didn’t do too much homework into how rock musicians actually talk about music (or at least it didn’t show). Sorta like a rock biopic a la Walk the Line; a glossed up Johnny and June for a wider audience. Decent “beach read”, and there are a couple of really touching moments at the end, but definitely lacks a true edge and authenticity.
  • Uniquely Written

    5
    By Kate1357
    I loved the creative writing style and vary perspectives of this book. Totally sucked me in. The story is well rounded and multifaceted, highly recommend!
  • Unique and thought provoking

    5
    By schmidthk
    Hands down my favorite Reese’s Book Club selection. The format of this book is interviews; it’s an imagination and clever way to structure the novel. Filled with themes that are relevant and present in today’s world. The characters and story line seem so real, you will forget they aren’t a real.
  • Read it now

    5
    By tarheelbornbreddead
    This book. One of the most incredible pieces of fiction I’ve read in quite some time. At one point, I fully believed they were a real band, real persons, and all I wanted was to search for their songs on Spotify. The characters are relatable—even though we may not all be rock n’ roll sensations—making you feel how genuine and human they really seem. There’s something anybody can connect with here. Did I mention how creative the author’s style is? If Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne were real people, I’d be one of their biggest fans—if I’m not already.
  • Just YES!

    5
    By MCReads
    Taylor Jenkins Reid really switched up the tempo with this book, it was so refreshing. As a product of the 90’s it was great getting lost in the 70’s with rock and all its wonder. Definitely the highlight of my summer reads!
  • Was not a fan

    2
    By tk1589
    Just did not find it interesting I struggled to get through it.
  • Disappointing

    3
    By --Sara H.--
    I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and was so excited to devour this book as well. But I found myself disappointed by a tame story taking place in the era of classic rock. This book had a lot of potential because a lot of people are fascinated by the era in which it takes place. But, I found the book made me feel anything but nostalgic. The main characters I found to be stagnant, and many of the secondary characters are forgettable. I also couldn’t get into the writing style (written as an oral history), but maybe that’s a preference. True fans of classic rock really won’t find themselves liking this book. It doesn’t paint a realistic picture of what life was like for a musician on top of the world, specifically when it comes to Billy. All in all, you could have told me this book was written by a fifteen year old, and I would have believed you. Really disappointed.
  • Loved This!

    5
    By Heyitsjen
    If you’re a fan of the movie “Almost Famous”, you’ll devour this book just as I had. It’s written in interview form which I had never come across before (at least, not of any interest to me). The idea captured my attention, but the dialogue and the different characters sold me. I absolutely fell in love with all of the characters despite their flaws. This book is magic - and I don’t use that word lightly! 😉

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