Daisy Jones and the Six – Book Review

Title:- Daisy Jones and the Six

Author:- Taylor Jenkins Reid

Date published:- March 5th 2019

Genre:- Historical Fiction/Biographical Fiction

No. of pages:- 339 pages


Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six.

From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation.

Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They played sold-out arenas from coast to coast.

Then, on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.

They were lovers, friends, brothers. But they were also rivals.

This is the story of their legendary rise and irrevocable fall. A story of ambition, desire, heartbreak and music.

Everyone was there. Everyone remembers it differently. Nobody knew why they split. Until now…

I have ALWAYS wanted to read this book and when this was on sale on Amazon, I IMMEDIATELY bought the book. This is the first book I have read from Taylor Jenkins and I still have some of her books Malibu Rising and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in my list but I have heard so many raving reviews on Daisy Jones and the Six that I started on this one first.

And I was not disappointed with this book–this was really good!

In a nutshell, set in the 1970’s when rock and roll and disco seemed to be a trend, Daisy Jones and the Six were one of the famous bands in that era with so many hit songs. The story tells about the fame, drugs, sex and rehab and family issues of each band member. Then suddenly in 1979, when the band is in the height of the success, the band suddenly split.

Now the band members are being interviewed and the reason for the band split comes into light.

First of all, I really love Taylor’s style of writing. It’s a work of fiction but I felt like I was watching some sort of documentary on the TV about a famous 70’s band. Each band member was interviewed including their counter parts and was told their version of the story. The story itself was so realistic that I did feel like watching a documentary! I was literally hooked into the story from start to finish and when I actually finished the book, I didn’t really want to put the book down.

The story itself is unique, Jenkins Reid managed to do a good job of drawing the reader and make the reader feel like they are part of the journey with the members of the band. Each character was unique–Daisy, Billy, Graham, Karen, Camilla (Billy’s wife) they were all unique in their own ways with flows in each of them. Daisy is a rebellious character that the reader would instantly fall in love with. You root for Billy and Camilla but at the same time, you could feel the chemistry between Billy and Daisy in the story as well when they sing songs together. As a result, all the characters (except for Daisy’s ex husband) grew into me and I must say, they were all unique and memorable characters.

If you like a fiction set in 1960’s and 70’s with rock and roll and disco as a theme, then Daisy Jones and the Six will be perfect. Strongly recommend the book. And apparently this book will be made into a movie so can’t wait to see the movie!

Worth 4.5 stars!

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out now. She lives in Los Angeles.

You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsre

2 thoughts on “Daisy Jones and the Six – Book Review

  1. I JUST read a short story by Taylor Jenkins Reid and loved it so much I was figuring out which of her novels I wanted to pick up first! Your review convinced me to to grab Daisy Jones and the Six, so thank you! 😀


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