Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,391 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and the new novel Malibu Rising, available now!

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • IN DEVELOPMENT AS AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY REESE WITHERSPOON
 
“An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy.”—Elin Hilderbrand

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Washington Post Esquire GlamourReal SimpleGood Housekeeping Marie ClaireParadePasteShelf AwarenessBookRiot

Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their 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 ’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.

Reviews

  • Refreshing & Fun

    5
    By Alex W.E.
    Finished in 24 hours such a great read!!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Bananahchacha
    Couldn’t put it down!
  • Refreshing writing

    5
    By malibumarley
    Most original writing I’ve read. I’m not a writer so … just read this!
  • I wish it was real

    5
    By kflores129
    I loved that the author made me feel like I was watching, “Behind the Music” in the early 2000’s. I wanted the band and the music to be real. A movie or show should be made. If anyone should, Juliet Simms would make a great Daisy Jones.
  • Good story. Bad format.

    2
    By Kathikay62
    I kept hoping the playwright format would end. Annoying for me. Didn’t finish the book. Good story. Need an entire paragraph….
  • Good read

    5
    By TexasGirl0312
    Very well written. Great story.
  • I wish this was a real band!

    5
    By julieismynicknamefools
    Loved this book. Fell in love with the characters immediately. I figured this was loosely based on FM but I found myself wishing that Daisy Jones was real so that I could google her and listen to all of her music! Looking forward to the mini series ❤️
  • Entertaining

    5
    By frezz
    Great read - east and fun style.
  • Brief Summary

    5
    By Bro-tein
    Daisy Jones, stunning, wild, self destructive singer/song writer falls in love with the lead singer of The Six while they write an album together.
  • Eh

    3
    By onna:)
    Story and characters were compelling. I appreciated the story’s unique format, however nothing stood out to me in this book. I liked it but didn’t love it.