Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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. Her voice is getting noticed, and she had 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 novel, written as if it were the oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.
I thought after reading the synopsis, this book was going to be Daisy telling the story from her point of view then when The Six came into the picture, Billy and maybe Camila's point of view of how Billy started the band, and when Billy and her part in being Billy's pregnant girlfriend. But then, I found the audiobook on Scribd.
While I was listening to the audiobook, I could picture myself sitting in my room watching this type of documentary about the famous rock band Daisy Jones and the Six.
I love how Taylor wrote this to be a documentary. I just love her writing and the plot. The characters, all of them were okay. Billy seems like a cool guy so did his brother, Camila seemed like a lovely person who is that best friend who just knows everything about you, and if you need some advice or just need to talk, she'll be that person to go to. I love Daisy the most. She reminded me of what I imagined being cool as a middle schooler, who was listening to punk rock music while being picked on at school, and just not giving a damn about anything and just being confident and an awesome rocking chick.
I shipped Billy and Daisy so much while reading, but then I had to realize that maybe being a couple in a famous band or just being in a band itself, the relationship wouldn't work out, especially with drugs involved and one singer is trying to be on the straight and narrow while the other is going downhill and not knowing when enough is enough. It would cause arguments, and the band might break up. People know you don't date people you work with especially if that person you have a crush on, has a wife and kid.
I can now understand the hype about this book and I'm glad I got to read the book this year. I did hear this book will become a TV series or movie. I can't wait!
I do recommend this book for people who haven't read this and haven't jumped on the hype train for this who like a documentary type of book and I do recommend listening to the audiobook because it made the reading experience so much better than imagining how each person sounded.
I did read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I will have a review soon, but I'm starting to become a fan of Taylor Jenkins and if she ever has a master class or skill share or whatever type of writing class, I will spend my paycheck on taking her class just to hopefully get my writing likes hers whenever I publish my first novel.
I'll see you guys in my next post!