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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 is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs 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 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. Another band getting noticed is The Six, 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 the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.


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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 is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs 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 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. Another band getting noticed is The Six, 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 the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

30 review for Daisy Jones & The Six

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emma Giordano

    Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row. CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story composition crea Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row. CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story composition create and authentic tale that I almost refuse to believe isn’t real! Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master of fiction – her characters possess an uncanny ability to charm readers and settle into their hearts. Her novels are multi-faceted and unlike any other books I’ve read, especially due to the oral history storytelling of Daisy Jones. (Side note – the audiobook? SPECTACULAR. If you have access to the audio version, you will not want to miss this experience) Full of timeless quotes, glamourous scandals, and heart-breaking loss, Daisy Jones & The Six has absolutely climbed to the top as one of my favorite books of all time. FUCK! THIS BOOK IS SO FEMINIST! The women in this book are all so powerful and dynamic. There are so many strong messages about women empowerment, taking no one’s shit, supporting other women, and demanding credit where it’s due. Even the smaller side characters are them much more layered than most supporting characters, as we explore their own storylines. Plus the relationships between all of the women, (Karen & Daisy, Karen & Camila, Camila & Daisy – even Daisy and little Julia made my heart swell!) are wholesome, unique, and authentic. Especially for a story with a bit of a love triangle, I could not be happier with the superb study of the experience of women. I also was left so touched by the exploration of addiction. It’s a disease very close to my heart and I’m so, so pleased with how Taylor Jenkins Reid captured the dark, devastating nature of it. The story of both Billy and Daisy’s respective addictions bring light to the glamorization of drugs of this time, while not glamorizing it themselves. This book exposes the truth about substance abuse while simultaneously carrying an air of hope and recovery for those who may be in a similar situation. I’ll stand by this novel my grave as one of the greatest fictional stories of addiction ever told. And oh gosh, THE MUSIC! I just have to give a shout out to the author for writing so many superb original songs with their own distinct voice and sound. I cannot WAIT for the series to come out so I can finally hear these marvelous lyrics sung the way they should be. Again, I REFUSE to believe this isn’t a real band. I have so few complaints about this book, and honestly, they are so minuscule compared to the novel’s countless strengths. I felt the main plot twist wasn’t all that shocking and the ending could have been stronger compared to the rock-solid build up, but I’m so enchanted by this book that I’m totally unbothered. In sum, read Daisy Jones & The Six. Prepare to have your mind rocked by the story of a band that wanted to change the world, so they did.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emily May

    I know many people loved this book, and it's not as if I don't see why, but this choice of narration just really didn't work for me. I found Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo absolutely riveting from the very first chapter, but I thought the decision to write this book entirely in interview transcripts made it really boring and emotionless. Daisy Jones & The Six is essentially a band documentary transcript. I'm sure most of you have seen a band documentary before. Former band members, thei I know many people loved this book, and it's not as if I don't see why, but this choice of narration just really didn't work for me. I found Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo absolutely riveting from the very first chapter, but I thought the decision to write this book entirely in interview transcripts made it really boring and emotionless. Daisy Jones & The Six is essentially a band documentary transcript. I'm sure most of you have seen a band documentary before. Former band members, their managers, and their friends are all interviewed, and the screen switches between them speaking and images/footage of the band in their prime. This is like that, but without the images to accompany it. Members of The Six, their acquaintances, and Daisy herself, recount the history of the band's rise and fall. I just… nothing interested me. I didn’t care when they were bickering about how song lyrics should go. Or when they were talking about the sex and drugs lifestyle. They just fly around, play gigs, do drugs, all while Daisy is being a brat and Billy is cheating on his wife. They are the only two characters of interest and they both irritated me. Perhaps it is because this is a perfect example of what they say a writer shouldn't do: all tell, no show. I mean, that's the nature of having it be an interview transcript. The characters just talk about their experiences, and it all felt very cold and detached. I wasn't immersed in the story; I wasn't experiencing it. I actually kept reading because the book seemed like maybe it was building to something good. It all feels like its leading up to a shocking climax at their last concert, but even the mystery surrounding that was unsatisfying for me. I was expecting something more juicy and exciting. Oh well. I do think it had a bit of a cool 1970s LA music scene vibe going on. The whirlwind of sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and all that. But it wasn't enough for me. I think the story would have been far more compelling written in the author's usual style. She seems quite good at writing about strong feisty women who get caught up in a vicious industry, but that didn't come across as well here. Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Another winner of mine! Truly I loved this book and enjoyed the unique, original, intriguing, captivating writing style!!! Felt like I watched an amazing documentary while I’m reading an exhilarating book. It’s an unforgettable ride with full of not much sex, but too much drugs and rock&roll. I love the lyrics, especially “ Impossible woman”, “ Regret me” and “ Turn it off” and of course “ A hope like you”! Welcome to the 70’s world with the rising of a rock band, smashing egos of group members, e Another winner of mine! Truly I loved this book and enjoyed the unique, original, intriguing, captivating writing style!!! Felt like I watched an amazing documentary while I’m reading an exhilarating book. It’s an unforgettable ride with full of not much sex, but too much drugs and rock&roll. I love the lyrics, especially “ Impossible woman”, “ Regret me” and “ Turn it off” and of course “ A hope like you”! Welcome to the 70’s world with the rising of a rock band, smashing egos of group members, emotional turmoils, pain of creativity and performing! I loved the forbidden love story. I love all the characters, they were flawed, natural, fighting with their demons by their own ways! I have to congratulate the writer who successfully brings back 70’s rock and roll atmosphere objectively without any exaggeration. I loved this book! I loved the six who are really struggling to be part of something. And Daisy, she was emotional, lost, impulsive, spoiled, broken but also a gifted star who falls for the one she can never have! I loved this band’s journey and enjoyed every second of it! Now so glad to hear that Reese Witherspoon’s production company bought the rights to turn this book to a wonderful Amazon series! Cannot wait to watch it! blog instagram facebook twitter

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    IS THIS AS GOOD AS THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO? That was my main question when I picked up this book. Sadly, no. There was a lot of potential but I felt like the story wasn't flesh out enough. I highly recommend listening to this one as an audiobook due to the format (interviews). Reminded me a bit of A Star Is Born, but maybe less tragic and with a very confident main female character. The characters were definitely attaching but I felt like there should have been more. 300 pages of interv IS THIS AS GOOD AS THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO? That was my main question when I picked up this book. Sadly, no. There was a lot of potential but I felt like the story wasn't flesh out enough. I highly recommend listening to this one as an audiobook due to the format (interviews). Reminded me a bit of A Star Is Born, but maybe less tragic and with a very confident main female character. The characters were definitely attaching but I felt like there should have been more. 300 pages of interview is quite short. Overall good, would recommend but not a favorite!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Dawn

    Apparently I read a different book than everyone else. Or maybe my brain just thinks it's funny to make me hate hyped books idk. This didn't touch me whatsoever. I was bored and the story and some actions of the characters felt repetitive to the point that I skipped some paragraphs. Everything was so predictable and dialogues even felt pretentious sometimes. Trying to be meaningful while actually being pseudo deep (like 80% of tumblr u know?). Sure, this had some great quotes and some funny bits Apparently I read a different book than everyone else. Or maybe my brain just thinks it's funny to make me hate hyped books idk. This didn't touch me whatsoever. I was bored and the story and some actions of the characters felt repetitive to the point that I skipped some paragraphs. Everything was so predictable and dialogues even felt pretentious sometimes. Trying to be meaningful while actually being pseudo deep (like 80% of tumblr u know?). Sure, this had some great quotes and some funny bits in it but.. that's about it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    Video review - https://youtu.be/w9617uq7Kk0?t=752 I AM SO EMOTIONAL Video review - https://youtu.be/w9617uq7Kk0?t=752 I AM SO EMOTIONAL

  7. 4 out of 5

    Regan

    Audio Book was SUPURB

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    I will never stop crying Check out my book review!: https://youtu.be/pJvJi3HVzf0 I will never stop crying Check out my book review!: https://youtu.be/pJvJi3HVzf0

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzi

    Anyone else furious that the songs in the book aren't actual songs you can stream right now CAUSE I AM. Anyone else furious that the songs in the book aren't actual songs you can stream right now CAUSE I AM.

  10. 4 out of 5

    _ngallagher

    The audiobook was so sick and the last line brought tears to my eyes !!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    jessica

    i finally got my hands on the audio of this and it is everything i thought it would be - the authenticity, the intrigue, the drama, the rock n’ roll, the emotion. this is a masterpiece and the six are the life and soul of this story. i CANNOT wait for the day when their songs become streamable on spotify. ___________________________________________ there has been some sort of mistake. this book is labelled as fiction, but that cant be right. there is no way these people arent real and nothing you i finally got my hands on the audio of this and it is everything i thought it would be - the authenticity, the intrigue, the drama, the rock n’ roll, the emotion. this is a masterpiece and the six are the life and soul of this story. i CANNOT wait for the day when their songs become streamable on spotify. ___________________________________________ there has been some sort of mistake. this book is labelled as fiction, but that cant be right. there is no way these people arent real and nothing you say will convince me otherwise. daisy jones & the six were the greatest rock ’n roll band of the 70s and thats the tea, henny. but in all seriousness. TJR is taking this genre of faux-biographies/interviews and really making it a thing; but more specifically, her thing. between this and ‘the seven husbands of evelyn hugo,’ there is proof that fiction will forever be more appealing than nonfiction. no real life event could be told like the way TJR tells her stories. i am just in awe of her capabilities as an author. ‘daisy jones & the six’ is so unique, so edgy, so sexy, so daring, so raw. its everything i could want and hope for from a story about a rock ’n roll band. and if i had such an amazing experience reading this, i cant even imagine what listening to the audiobook will be like (i kind of wish i had done that first, just because of how the story is presented as a compilation of commentary from interviews) - its gonna blow my tiny little mind! i honestly cant wait! ↠ 5 stars

  12. 4 out of 5

    chai ♡

    Update: it is with a heavy heart that I must announce not a single tear was shed. I felt nothing. I did not actively dislike this book, and there are things I actually liked about it. I just did not care about any of it. The voice actors did a pretty good job, though. On a scale of 1 to irreversibly devastated, how much will this book hurt?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    5/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story. ” Oh fuck. I'm a mess. I'm such a hot mess. I feel like Daisy on crack. I'm a crying mess, I'm a screaming mess, I'm a heartbroken mess. How the fuck am I supposed to continue on with my life now after this book has happened? Could you people do it? I NEED A SEQUEL OR A MOVIE OR A SERIES OR SOMETHING! I'm literally on Youtube right now, trying to find a cover of 5/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story. ” Oh fuck. I'm a mess. I'm such a hot mess. I feel like Daisy on crack. I'm a crying mess, I'm a screaming mess, I'm a heartbroken mess. How the fuck am I supposed to continue on with my life now after this book has happened? Could you people do it? I NEED A SEQUEL OR A MOVIE OR A SERIES OR SOMETHING! I'm literally on Youtube right now, trying to find a cover of these songs or anything. I'm so deep I'm gonna fall off. I'm supposed to watch the Oscars in a few hours, and here I am, crying over a fictional rock band. I have had such a weird history with this book from the get go. You can check out the date I started reading it, fucking March of 2019. You know it's February of 2020 now right? Yeah. I read a 100 pages of this book on March of 2019, in book format and then my book hiatus started. It wasn't because of this book, it just happens to me from time to time. I remember I actually bought it right after I started hearing all the buzz about it, and after having loved her previous work I knew I was gonna love this. But I couldn't have known it would change something in me. And then we come to today. I'm back from my book hiatus, ready to read some good things because it comes back again. And after I read 2 books this year, I saw that I had left this one behind. So, to make things easier for myself, I decided to listen to the audiobook. Which was so praised by everyone when it came out. I have never listened to an audiobook, I can't find myself concentrating to it. Maybe it's because I'm bilingual, or that my mind can't linger on to something for a very long period of time, idk. But I knew this particular audiobook would enhance my experience. Therefore, I started a 30-trial on audible, downloaded it and started listening while also reading it. It's one of those books were you check if the band was real, if the people actually existed and you're so convinced it's true. You just know they do because this book feels like it. I feel like calling these people and hear their stories and struggles and worries. I feel like I want to meet them and talk to them. I feel like I want to be them, despite their flaws. That's how perfectly constructed most of these characters are. I don't know how this author does it with each of her books. How can she make up actual people who feel so like... actual people? So raw, and flawed and complex. Worlds were black and white doesn't exist... but grey does. Like the real world. This woman is a true talent and I will read everything she writes, I swear. I'm just so captivated. I love rock, I love metal, I love pop. I just love music and rock bands and old music and sometimes new and I just knew I would be drawn to the subject matter of this book. But I never thought it would much more than a rock band book. That it would feel so personal sometimes. That I would sympathize with those people that have nothing in common with me. But the God, named Taylor Jenkins Reid fucking DID THAT! Overall, read this motherfucking book. Or at best... listen to the audiobook while reading it, speed 2.0. I flew through it in 5 hours, I didn't even drink water. Trust me, don't even pick up this book without listening to the audiobook. K bye!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Christine Riccio

    Really enjoyed this! The audio book was fabulous.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    3rd read: april - june 2019 (physical) 5 stars yep this is my third time reading this book. i just adore it with my whole heart. this time i physically read it and annotated it, and it was everything. 2nd read: 29-31 march 2019 (audiobook) 5 stars UGH I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS BOOK 1st read: 14-15 march 2019 (audiobook) 5 stars cw: drug use, alcoholism, addiction, abortion

  16. 4 out of 5

    megs_bookrack

    The 1970's was an amazing decade in the music scene. The rock genre took the world by storm, selling out arenas and gathering heretofore unheard of crowds of obsessed fans. Groups such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, and Queen were living large with lifestyles infused with sex, drugs and rock and roll. This novel is a fictional profile of one such band, Daisy Jones & the Six. Told via a highly creative interview format, Daisy Jones & The Six is an The 1970's was an amazing decade in the music scene. The rock genre took the world by storm, selling out arenas and gathering heretofore unheard of crowds of obsessed fans. Groups such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, and Queen were living large with lifestyles infused with sex, drugs and rock and roll. This novel is a fictional profile of one such band, Daisy Jones & the Six. Told via a highly creative interview format, Daisy Jones & The Six is an exceptional example of that format done wisely. This felt like an episode of VH1's Behind the Music on steroids! We follow the band from its very inception, through the process, ups-and-downs and the dynamics between the various members of the group. I have to admit that Daisy was a frustrating character for me to read. I found her selfish and frequently I wished I could shake some sense into her. My favorite character by far was Karen. I really connected with her and could read an entire novel with her as the main focus. I started my read of this switching back and forth between my hard copy and the audiobook. Roughly 35% in, it was clear the audiobook is absolutely the best way to inhale this story. I highly recommend that experience. The full cast truly draws you in. I felt like these people were real. I was left wanting to hear their songs, buy their album and hang their posters on my wall. Billy had me fangirling like I was in Junior High all over again. This was my first Taylor Jenkins Reid and I was definitely impressed. She writes with such skill. I cannot wait to pick up some of her other books. Obviously, Evelyn Hugo will be next. I just hope the hype for that holds up as well as this one did!

  17. 5 out of 5

    lucie

    I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS IS A FICTION AND THESE PEOPLE DON'T EXIST. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS IS A FICTION AND THESE PEOPLE DON'T EXIST.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    (Review from original 3/5/19 read-through): I listened to the audiobook and I gotta say, Taylor Jenkins Reid has knocked it out of the park again. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. This audiobook was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to and I am SO GLAD that I decided to take in the story that way. It was narrated by a full cast and I just about died when my girl Judy Greer started speaking in my ear as the voice of Karen Karen. Seriously y'all, so fucking good. I WILL SAY, the reason I'm giving (Review from original 3/5/19 read-through): I listened to the audiobook and I gotta say, Taylor Jenkins Reid has knocked it out of the park again. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. This audiobook was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to and I am SO GLAD that I decided to take in the story that way. It was narrated by a full cast and I just about died when my girl Judy Greer started speaking in my ear as the voice of Karen Karen. Seriously y'all, so fucking good. I WILL SAY, the reason I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because the book as a whole ends a little unspectacularly. There's so much build up and tension throughout the course of the book and the ending just did not live up to what came before it. I do still HIGHLY recommend you check it out though, and 100% recommend the audiobook. What a wild ride. TW: copious drug use, alcoholism, addiction, abortion

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elyse Walters

    NEW UPDATED REVIEW..... I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970’s - their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene - eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. Taylor Jenkins Reid is not a novice author. Her other five books: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, “One True Loves”, “Maybe in Another Life”, “After I Do”, “Forever, Interrupted”, Are ‘all’ genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that NEW UPDATED REVIEW..... I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970’s - their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene - eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. Taylor Jenkins Reid is not a novice author. Her other five books: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, “One True Loves”, “Maybe in Another Life”, “After I Do”, “Forever, Interrupted”, Are ‘all’ genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that make readers *FEEL*. I’ve been thinking about “Daisy Jones and The Six” for days: .....the story, the creative structure, the characters as individuals and in relationship to one another: written superbly!!! As for ‘emotions’.....and ‘reflecting’....I’m still engaged — as this soulful novel is more than drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll......its a novel that speaks to our own losses and loves. This book broke my heart and mended it. The authenticity of these mult-dimensional characters have us relating to how similar & universal our inner voices are. It becomes totally clear yet so complex to understand how we can love somebody but not be happy with the way things are. This novel’s achievement is deeply moving - irresistible- and the real beauty is that it FEELS TOTALLY ALIVE....made with REAL VIBRANT ENERGY! There are written songs - that I can’t wait to ‘hear’. The mini series can’t come fast enough for me—-I’m a fiction-rock-band-book-groupie!!! Guilty pleasure- out of the closet!!! While reading this novel - there were parts where I wished I had bought tickets to the live show — I would have given anything to hear Daisy and Billie sing together. A couple of times they were soooo vulnerable- you could cut the air tension with a knife. Bottom line..... extraordinary......brilliant....heartbreaking...depth....and beauty. LAST..... some thoughts as to ‘why’ I think Taylor Jenkins Reid is popular...with ‘strong-loyal-fans’......( I admit to being one of them - having read every book she has written) .....MOST: TJR makes us *FEEL* .....we often get a lump in our throat in her novels .....Stories always move smoothly .....Her characters are complex - broken & beautiful- powerful & fragile - .....Simple moments - mundane moments are so real - we relate. .....Storytelling is wise, witty, smart, devastating, inspiring, often consumed by passion and love .....Her stories have us thinking “what might we do?”. .....Taylor Jenkins Reid skillful writing transfers into real experiential tales....she can crawl inside our heads and have us laughing one minute - worried the next - .....when it comes to creating powerful - glamorous- female characters - TJR is the ‘go-to’ author.....at the same time she knows how to capture the quiet behind the scenes powerful woman equally as well. .....None of her books are the same - yet we trust we will be taken on an entertaining unpredictable journey. FIRST REVIEW immediately after reading..... Review coming in a day or two .. or three ... Going to get some sleep! “I feel the earth move under my feet I feel the sky tumbling down I feel my heart start to trembling Whenever you’re around” Carol King GREAT BOOK.... should make a terrific mini series!!!! At first...These characters felt SO REAL... I was SURE there must have been a real’ DAISY JONES. I went to look ‘Daisy Jones’ up on Google ... she didn’t exist! I was sad! But... Taylor Jenkins Reed created a novel that felt soooooooo darn real... It’s hard to believe it’s ‘not’ a biography. I LOVED IT!!! Loved it! Loved it! loved it!!!!!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    Have you ever felt like there were two versions a book out there. There's the version everyone you know read. The one with the raving reviews. The one that everyone loved. Then there is the version you read. The one that is underwhelming and dry and was nothing at all like what you expected it to be. Have you ever felt that? Because I feel that sometimes. This is one such time. Seriously though, did I read the same book as everyone else? I was hoping beyond all hope that this would be my first 5-st Have you ever felt like there were two versions a book out there. There's the version everyone you know read. The one with the raving reviews. The one that everyone loved. Then there is the version you read. The one that is underwhelming and dry and was nothing at all like what you expected it to be. Have you ever felt that? Because I feel that sometimes. This is one such time. Seriously though, did I read the same book as everyone else? I was hoping beyond all hope that this would be my first 5-star book of 2019. Yeah, that's right, it's officially April, the FOURTH MONTH OF THE YEAR, and I have yet to read a book that blows me away. And with all the hype around this one, I was really hoping this would be it. It was not! So, maybe I'm heartless. Maybe I'm just uncool and don't understand what the cool kids are into these days. Maybe this book has some deeper meaning that my immature mind just could not comprehend. Maybe I just suck. Maybe this book secretly sucks too. Maybe it just wasn't for me. It was probably that last one. But also maybe not. First of all, these characters. I disliked them all. And I know that they aren't supposed to be likable. They are actually all supposed to be total a**holes. I get that. But even horrible people need to be likable, or at least interesting for the book to work. I personally didn't care for any of them. Daisy was a total brat. She was mean and spoiled and I just wanted someone to slap some sense into her. She was also the most special of all the snowflakes. It was always mentioned how she was just naturally better than everyone else, how everything came easy to her, and how she was just so absolutely amazing. Billy was also a jerk, although he was written to be a bit sympathetic. He's a crappy husband and a terrible friend and just overall controlling and kind of annoying. All the other characters feel only half developed and kind of irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Overall, I didn't like this. Obviously.  I thought I would love it. I didn't. Many of you would like it, I think. It's obvious by the hype that a lot of you do. The book is told through interviews and is very character oriented, meaning that there is basically no actual objective to the plot. That said, I didn't like the characters so this book was not a good match for me. I hope you like it if you do read it though! Maybe you will have better luck with it! TW: excessive drug use and addictions, alcoholism, abortion, divorce, toxic marriages Follow Me Here Too: My Blog || Twitter || Bloglovin' || Instagram || Tumblr || Pinterest

  21. 5 out of 5

    Always Pouting

    What does one say when one loves a book except that they loved it? I just read this in one sitting and spent all day reading it. I couldn't put it down. Actually though it was funny because at first I had thought this was fiction, but then I was reading it and I'm like no this is non fiction. I ask my boyfriend if he had heard of the band and he's like no what are you talking about and then later I was looking it up and I found out that no the book is actually just fiction and then I felt like a What does one say when one loves a book except that they loved it? I just read this in one sitting and spent all day reading it. I couldn't put it down. Actually though it was funny because at first I had thought this was fiction, but then I was reading it and I'm like no this is non fiction. I ask my boyfriend if he had heard of the band and he's like no what are you talking about and then later I was looking it up and I found out that no the book is actually just fiction and then I felt like an idiot and I don't know why I was feel emotional today so I just started crying that the book tricked me and my boyfriend was just like what. That's really all I have to share about this. I really enjoyed reading this, would totally recommend it. The pacing and build up was really good honestly and it kept me engaged the whole time. Definitely one of the best things I've read this year, but it's also only January, and like I said I'm also really emotional today, probably because I have a cold and took tons of cold meds, so not sure how reliable an opinion this is. ** Update now that I'm not on meds and everything isn't making me super emotional: I want to stand by what I wrote yesterday. I really enjoyed the book. I think the complexity of the characters, the relationship dynamics and the portrayal of love is what really appealed to me. Just wanted to say that now that I have a renewed ability to be articulate. I also thought the transcript/interview format worked really well for the book and I think that can be hard to pull off. But yeah still good, totally would recommend.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    I think if I had read a physical copy of this book it would have been 4 stars. But, the audiobook presentation is 5 stars, no doubt! The full cast experience as though it all really happened was riveting. I was reminded of VH1 Behind the Music. Another thing I was reminded of was A Star Is Born. The chemistry between the characters and the battles against self destruction are strong themes in both. If you are a fan of that movie, I think you will find a lot to enjoy here. Speaking of characters - I think if I had read a physical copy of this book it would have been 4 stars. But, the audiobook presentation is 5 stars, no doubt! The full cast experience as though it all really happened was riveting. I was reminded of VH1 Behind the Music. Another thing I was reminded of was A Star Is Born. The chemistry between the characters and the battles against self destruction are strong themes in both. If you are a fan of that movie, I think you will find a lot to enjoy here. Speaking of characters - this is a fabulous character study book. And, while there are lots of them, it is not difficult to keep them straight and get invested in their journey. There are a couple of characters that I kept forgetting about that would show up from time to time but didn't add too much extra. I think they represented that in every great band, there are always one or two who are just along for the ride. Music fans, Classic Rock fans, documentary fans, or fans of a genre close to these, I definitely think this is worth a shot and I definitely recommend the audiobook.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year (video) . Now you know that this one made the cut, check out my video review to see the others! I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story. Daisy Jones & The Six were the hottest thing in the late seventies - and just when they were on the cusp of true fame they broke up. It scared me that the only thing between this m I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year (video) . Now you know that this one made the cut, check out my video review to see the others! I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story. Daisy Jones & The Six were the hottest thing in the late seventies - and just when they were on the cusp of true fame they broke up. It scared me that the only thing between this moment of calm and the biggest tragedy of my life was me choosing not to do it. Daisy Jones is the It girl of the seventies - her voice, her charisma and her beauty - it's the full package. Everywhere she goes, heads are turning and people are taking note. The Six are the band led by Billy Dunne - and they are good in their own right but they just need that extra push to greatness. So then a producer realizes...why not put the two together? And that's truly when something worthy of legends develops. But just when everything is coming together - when their album, Aurora, is ready to come out...the band breaks up. Shocking millions. It’s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams. Even now, in modern times, Daisy Jones & The Six are still the best band that never was. The one that got away. And so, someone decides to write a novel about it - through interviews and memories - the public is able to watch the rise (and fall) of Daisy Jones and The Six. Oh, my, gosh. This one. It was amazing. This is the kind of book where you just have to set it down for a while and really revel in a story well-told. How am I supposed to live my life knowing this band never existed??? It was SO immersive that I literally spent 10 minutes googling songs from their "album" just to double check that this band didn't exist. This was told in a series of interviews and minor flashbacks. The way it was stitched together and the narrative that emerged was so incredible. The audiobook was...truly a notch above all others. Each character had a different voice actor/actress and they were all truly perfect. They felt so real. This one read like a miniseries and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Taylor Jenkins Reid's strength lies in her ability to write realistic characters and relationships and take you through a whole life journey. This book has all the elements that we love about Evelyn Hugo: a unique storytelling format, a life story, a notorious historical setting, an iconic main character, a tumultuous and very human relationship, etc. It's the same formula, but switched with different variables, and therefore I think how much you resonate with those variables depends on personal Taylor Jenkins Reid's strength lies in her ability to write realistic characters and relationships and take you through a whole life journey. This book has all the elements that we love about Evelyn Hugo: a unique storytelling format, a life story, a notorious historical setting, an iconic main character, a tumultuous and very human relationship, etc. It's the same formula, but switched with different variables, and therefore I think how much you resonate with those variables depends on personal taste and subjectivity. Evelyn Hugo matched what I liked, but Daisy Jones did not. I personally did not connect to this story or care for the characters, but I don't fault the author for that. I think I felt lukewarm for this book due to having spent most of my life mentally blocking out family & friends who deal with addiction and tumultuous relationships as a survival tactic, and therefore I am unable to connect to the subject matter as deeply. I commend Taylor's skill at writing realistically imperfect relationships, even though it was a miss for me and my own preferences.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesn’t see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesn’t immediately think of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac? Reid does a great job capturing that sense of stardom; the sex, drugs and rock n roll. I love how this book is written, as if it is a history of an actual band, as if it’s a compilation of interviews with everyone involved. It was wild to see how different things said or done were misinterpreted or remembered differently by others. I ha Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesn’t see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesn’t immediately think of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac? Reid does a great job capturing that sense of stardom; the sex, drugs and rock n roll. I love how this book is written, as if it is a history of an actual band, as if it’s a compilation of interviews with everyone involved. It was wild to see how different things said or done were misinterpreted or remembered differently by others. I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t based on a real group, the characters just seemed that real. It will be fascinating to see how the mini-series, being produced by Reese Witherspoon for Amazon plays out. This is a super fast read and an engrossing one. I enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but I really loved this. Billy’s comment “Drinking, drugging, sleeping around, it’s all the same thing, you have this line you won’t cross. But then you cross them. And suddenly you possess the very dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won’t instantly come to an end.” Reid really made me feel the different addiction problems that first Billy and then Daisy faced, including the fight to stay sober. It also took me back to the sexual discrimination that was just accepted back in the day. We all felt we just had to deal with it. I loved that Daisy didn’t; how she was able to ignore the “rules”. “I am not a muse. I am a somebody. End of fucking story.” And yes, I realize I’m gushing, but… when Reid is writing about how Daisy and Billy wrote their songs together, it made me think of all the great songwriting duos, like McCartney and Lennon. And the dynamics of the band brought back to mind all the stories of band breakups from my youth. Reid really captured the egos and the tensions rubbing against the desire to be famous and rich. And kudos, TJR, for actually writing complete songs and including them in the back of the book. Trust me, this is one you want to read. It’s going to be one of the most talked about books of the spring. My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION 2019! what will happen? THIS happened! WINNER! goodreads choice awards best historical fiction 2019! #ReadWithMC review round-up: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a... I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better. this is a breeeeezy zip of a book. it’s written in a gossipy, fragmented way, using snippets of “behind the music”-style interviews to chronicle the rise and fall; the oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION 2019! what will happen? THIS happened! WINNER! goodreads choice awards best historical fiction 2019! #ReadWithMC review round-up: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a... I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better. this is a breeeeezy zip of a book. it’s written in a gossipy, fragmented way, using snippets of “behind the music”-style interviews to chronicle the rise and fall; the relationships, adventures, and misadventures of a fictional 70s rock band called daisy jones & the six, which is apparently modeled after fleetwood mac. reid’s frothy trip down imaginary rock and roll lane is shaped as a book-in-the-making, allowing former band members, rock critics, producers, friends and lovers the opportunity to supply or respond to other participants’ admissions concerning all the seamy behind-the-scenes dirt that is part and parcel of fame’s mythos - the resentments, the sex and drinking and drugs, the creative differences, the posturing; the whole roiling emotional toll of the rock and roll lifestyle. there’s a special emphasis on the burdens and perceptions and scrutiny that comes with being a woman in the industry, and in a band numbering seven people, the juggling of egos and managing status and contribution and consensus becomes a real issue along with the compromises one makes for commercial viability, being an artist vs. being a star, personal/artistic sacrifices made for the good of the band — and things get, as the kids say, complicated. although reid has to construct these personas using only what is essentially a series of monologues, she does it well and consistently, and there’s some fun to be had in observing who among the characters are forthright, who politely declines to answer, or whose memories differ or contradict the memories of others. this makes for a little subtext of a story about how memories change over time, how situations are interpreted based on a participant’s perspective or the filter of hindsight, or how misunderstandings, when allowed to go unchallenged, often snowball into bigger problems than they ought to have. in a related theme, it’s interesting to see how this phenomenon transcends the interpersonal level and is carried out into the legend of the band - how lyrics are interpreted, misinterpreted, how rumors grow around them, how situations are inflated for a juicier tale, and how the press operates as kingmakers - creating or perpetuating the aura of stardom on the slimmest of pretexts. it’s a fun, light summertime book sprinkled with great lines. the best one? Karen was the kind of person who had more talent in her finger than most people have in their whole body… and don’t you forget it. ******************************** reading for marieclaire.com’s all-lady-authors book club #ReadWithMC come to my blog!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alice Oseman

    I expected this to be good because of the hype but this was truly one of the best things I've read in a long time. And it was MADE to be an audiobook. I'd love to write something like this someday. I expected this to be good because of the hype but this was truly one of the best things I've read in a long time. And it was MADE to be an audiobook. I'd love to write something like this someday.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication. Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, that’s what the seventies were all about, man!! Right? Taylor Jenkins Reid has done an admirable job of creating the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies and the rock bands that were catapulted to success beyond their wildest dreams. From their humble incarnation to their mega-stardom, to their slide down into relative obscurity, the author takes us on a journey back to th Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication. Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, that’s what the seventies were all about, man!! Right? Taylor Jenkins Reid has done an admirable job of creating the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies and the rock bands that were catapulted to success beyond their wildest dreams. From their humble incarnation to their mega-stardom, to their slide down into relative obscurity, the author takes us on a journey back to the days when the music meant everything, the bands were serious about their art, and the rock and roll lifestyle either made you or it broke you. To tell the band’s storied history, the author employs a documentary style format, which is an interesting approach. It works in some ways, but it falls flat in others. As other reviewers have pointed out, the fictional band featured in this story is a thinly veiled Fleetwood Mac prototype. Again, this works to some extent because many people are familiar with the outrageous dramas within the band and it feels a bit familiar, and therefore plausible. But, at the same time, I did wish this fictional band had not borne such a close resemblance to an actual group. I thought it took something away from the story, as it was less imaginative than it could have been. However, this might be what made the book appealing to some readers. That said, as the story progresses, and the band follows an all too familiar and cliched path, riddled with pitfalls, drugs, relationship woes, and all manner of inner turmoil and temptation, the story makes an ever so subtle shift into something a little more substantial than the typical ‘Behind the Music’ ‘Rockumentary’ type of story. Although the characters’ personas are very recognizable, they are also very well constructed and unique in their own way. They do prompt emotions, but are still enigmas, in the same way the rock stars of the seventies often were, adding to, and maintaining their mystique. The downside to that gamble is that one may not feel a deep connection with them. While those thoughts were whirling around in my head, the realization that I'd finally become invested in the welfare of the band snuck up on me. I did, finally, find myself wrapped up in the drama, and was torn by the difficult choices that the characters made, questioning some, understanding others, but ultimately making peace with the way everything came together in the end. I will confess I was very much looking forward to this book and with all the rave reviews I was confident this one would blow me away. But, as much as I love this author and wanted to love this book, it didn't rock my world- so to speak. Don't get me wrong, I did like the book, but it didn’t come close to packing the emotional punch of Evelyn Hugo, and I thought it had the potential to do so. However, the big reveal in this case, which was centered around the group's final performance, was anticlimactic, in my opinion. Still, this is one many will find compulsively readable, and some will enjoy the feelings of nostalgia the story evokes. In some ways the story feels like an alternate reality for the real rock band the story is so obviously based on, which is also a thought provoking and interesting concept. Overall, although this one didn't have the impact on me, I'd hoped, I still enjoyed it for the most part. Due to the style and format, it is a very easy read, and many will be able to finish it off in one day or even in one sitting. A little Fleetwood Mac playing in the background will make some nice mood music to go along with the saga of Daisy Jones and the Six. 3.5 rounded up.

  29. 4 out of 5

    monica kim

    i love karen with my whole entire heart. Aug 10, 2019 update: I talk more about why I didn't love this one in my recent reads video here: youtu.be/bM5Wh7rpwSQ But honestly, I just really struggled to particularly care or connect with most of the characters, and the ending was How I Met Your Mother-level bad. But I still love Karen. i love karen with my whole entire heart. Aug 10, 2019 update: I talk more about why I didn't love this one in my recent reads video here: youtu.be/bM5Wh7rpwSQ But honestly, I just really struggled to particularly care or connect with most of the characters, and the ending was How I Met Your Mother-level bad. But I still love Karen.

  30. 4 out of 5

    David Putnam

    I came to this book after reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Loved that book). I enjoyed Daisy Jones a great deal but not on the same level as Seven Husbands. The characters were well drawn and visual and it’s a very easy read. I’m big on the fictive dream, where the author drops me into the story via the characters and I’m transported away. My world dissolves and I’m in the world the author created. Daisy Jones is written in a stylistic structure, it’s the way a journalist might write a I came to this book after reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Loved that book). I enjoyed Daisy Jones a great deal but not on the same level as Seven Husbands. The characters were well drawn and visual and it’s a very easy read. I’m big on the fictive dream, where the author drops me into the story via the characters and I’m transported away. My world dissolves and I’m in the world the author created. Daisy Jones is written in a stylistic structure, it’s the way a journalist might write a story so it’s episodic with starts and stops and never drops me into that sought after, fictive dream. Also, there isn’t a stated conflict, I didn’t know where the book was going and in no way could predict what the story was about other than seven different point of views of their odyssey. It’s definitely an odyssey story. Don’t get me wrong, I did truly enjoy the trip this book took me on and I’m now officially a big fan of this author, I just would have preferred this story in a more standard structure, hence four stars instead of five. I have purchased all the books by this author and look forward to her future novels. I will still Highly recommend this book. David Putnam author of The Bruno Johnson series

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