I had never heard of Taylor Jenkins Reid before I joined the bookstagram community, however, she is very highly recommended for a number of books and Daisy Jones & the Six is one of them. I think I bought this book back in May or June and just never got around to read it and let me tell you, I was missing out.
Daisy Jones & The Six tells the story of The Six a band from the East Coast eager to make it in the music industry and slowly making progress during the 1970s. As a group they move to LA to attempt to jump start their career and have start to record a successful album. Daisy Jones is essentially a well-off brat who gets caught up in the glamorous life of LA’s party scene from a young age. She also wants to break into the music industry but doesn’t have the drive and motivation to do anything about it
As The Six are pulling together their album, the lead singer writes a song which his production team feels would benefit from a female vocalist, in they bring Daisy Jones to sing on the track. And the rest they say is history.
This is literally a story full of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll mixed with some addiction, love and jealousy. And it is written in such a unique way. The story is told as if it is a biography being written and it has a conversational tone between all of the contributors. Even the Author’s Note at the start is written as if this is really a biopic of Daisy Jones & The Six to the point I found myself googling just to ensure I was right and it is a fictional band.
I feel like I’m really not doing the book justice in this review but I did rate it 5/5 on my Goodreads and I really would recommend it! Oh and it’s going to be a tv show soon as Reese Witherspoon’s production company have picked it up! The cast looks interesting so far.
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