Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rating: ★★★★

Published by Penguin Books Australia
Publication Date: 7th of January, 2020
Australian RRP: $19.99

“A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up. Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.”

Daisy Jones & The Six reminded me of Fleetwood Mac and The Runaways, that kind of wild and wilful attractive female energy. This book chronicles the rise and fall of an epic rock band in the seventies while creating their album and on tour, following the group’s members and told purely through interview format in the modern day.

With this book being told in interview format and as a conversation between the members individually with the interviewer it flowed so quickly because there was far less writing to the page. The storyline was also interesting following the rise and fall of the group because the narrators were unreliable. They were all telling their own versions of events and you’re not sure if they’re being totally honest because they may be trying to chance how they are perceived too.

There was definitely some big tension between Daisy and Billy specifically too, and that was magnetic to read. Even in interview format you could still read the feelings they had for each other and how much they clashed as the two main singers of the band and the two songwriters. I loved the little surprise at the end too, I feel like it really came full circle. I’m looking forward to seeing how this book is adapted in the series, even though I’m a little conflicted on the casting!

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