If you love the 1970’s, California and Rock ‘N Roll, Taylor Jenkins Reid has crafted a novel you’ll enjoy. Told in the format of a documentary interview, Daisy Jones and the Six tells the story of one of the greatest bands of all time that abruptly broke up at the peak of their fame.
Daisy Jones is gorgeous, talented and fueled by an array of drugs. Billy Dunne is serious, sober and married. When they figure out how to get along, their combined artistry and chemistry results in one amazing album.
The other members of the band, Graham, Karen, Eddie, Warren and Pete, have their own pressures and motivations regarding the band’s success and the differences that each sees for the future.
The rise and inevitable fall of Daisy Jones & the Six is a quick and compelling ride. At times the ride is fun, other times it is frustrating, but it is always compelling. There is a lot of love within this novel: love of fame, love of music, romantic love, familial love. With all of these different types of love, comes inevitable heartbreak. (We know this is the story about a band that abruptly broke up.)
Daisy: I wish someone had told me that love isn’t torture. Because I thought love was this thing that was supposed to tear you in two and leave you heartbroken and make your heart race in the worst way.
There are some surprises in the story that keep the reader guessing and engaged. The interview-style format of Daisy Jones and the Six provides quick dialogue from each character that together comprise one harmonious story.