Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an Adult Historical Fiction story of a 1970s band.
“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Auroracame to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.
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 ‘n’ 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.”
If you are fans of historical figures, rock music, or biographical fiction, you should take a peek at this book. It features a rock band from the 70s as is full of all the things during that era.
The book itself is formatted in interview form, so there isn’t any formal dialogue or narrative like you see in a ‘normal‘ book. Which I think was a great choice because it gave it more of that well-researched, authentic vibe.
Even though this is a book that floated around the YA Bookish Community for awhile, I wouldn’t suggest it for younger readers as there is a bunch of references to adult content.
I think that if you really want to learn more about that era in general or you just want a different type of book to read, you should give this one a go. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.
Published: 5 March 2019
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Adult Historical Fiction
How I Read It: Hardcover from Local Library
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