BOOK REVIEW: DAISY JONES & THE SIX BY TARA JENKINS REID

Daisy Jones & The Six by Tara Jenkins Reid

Published: March 5, 2019

Hardcover, 368 pages

MY GOODREADS RATING: 3/5

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

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 and 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.

MY THOUGHTS:

I read this one because it was highly hyped up in the book community, I honestly hadn’t heard one bad word about it. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to the hype for me, but I do feel like it was a very well written, well told, solid book. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and have been excited to read one so maybe I hyped it up a bit too much myself, as well.

This was one of the most character driven books I have ever read. I love how it was told in interview style it really brought the characters to life. I have to say I was deeply invested in every single character, flaws and all.

I definitely want to read more books by this author, because her writing style is absolutely gorgeous and I am a huge fan of character driven books. I will recommend this book because it was a great read, so don’t think that me not absolutely loving it is a reason for you not to read it. I just think that in my mind it was a bit overhyped and I wish I waited until maybe next year to read it.

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