DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Doubleday, 2019

A Fiction Pick by Tara

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

I choose to read this book because it was the March “Reese’s Book Club” pick and the cover is fantastic. However I really struggled with it due to the writing style. The whole book is done as an interview transcript with constant change between band members. I had to work hard to keep focused on who was talking. At about page 60 I was ready to give up but decided to try to push through another 20 to see if it would capture me enough to make the struggle worthwhile. Daisy, Billy, Graham, Karen and the rest pulled me into their world.

The book starts about mid sixties and goes through to their journey’s end in ’79. This book immersed me in the whole rock’n’roll scene of drinking, drugs, parties and sex that was the seventies. The struggle between band members trying to be heard, members fighting with addiction while living a rock’n’roll lifestyle, it was all so well done. Taylor Jenkins Reid did an amazing job with this book.

If you want to experience a throwback to the 70’s pick up this book.

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