Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating ✰4✰
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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.
This book is written as an interview of the members of the band, and those around the band, during the rise and disintegration of the group. It has each member speaking and giving their side of the story for all of the highlights and all of the drama that comes with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll lifestyle in the 70s.
The format was wonderful. The interview style of story telling made it such a quick and fun read. I read this physicality, but I’ve heard the audio book is amazing.
The characters were gritty and realistic and not very likable much of the time. Seeing the squabbles they had over big and small things was very entertaining. This was a wonderful escapist book for me. Nothing too traumatic, very engaging story, really fast paced. It was perfect for me at this time.
This was my second four star read from this author and I hope to read more of her work at some point in the future.