Every once in a while you come across a book that catches you by complete surprise.
That’s what Daisy Jones and The Six was for me – a delicious & captivating surprise.
It’s a fun tell-all novel about a fictitious rock band in the 1970s.
Taylor Jenkins Reid narrates the story in an oral history format. Sounds weird, right? But trust me – it works and is a bit of writing genius.
The characters are richly textured and multi-layered. Reid captures the rock n’ roll culture so perfectly that you will question if the story is actually a work of fiction.
Reid delves into forbidden love, addiction, abortion, and the roller coaster life of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll.
Daisy Jones is a beautiful, vibrant, and partially feral silver spoon baby that nobody paid much attention to as a kid. She stumbles onto the LA music scene out of boredom and before long she’s a messy barefoot rock legend.
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
Billy is the face of The Six. He’s charismatic, arrogant, wildly talented, and totally self-absorbed. Much of the narrative is around Billy and Daisy, but the supporting characters are just as intriguing. Karen, Camilla, Graham – you’ll want to know them all.
The women in the book are strong, supportive of each other, and live life on their own terms. It’s refreshing to read about women lifting each other up, and not tearing one another down. But boys, don’t be waylaid Daisy Jones & The Six is not chick-lit. It’s pure rock n’ roll!
Reid even wrote the songs for the book. She’s a crazy talented writer. Fortunately, Amazon is bringing the rise and demise of Daisy Jones & The Six to TV – in a 13-part mini-series, complete with an original soundtrack.
I know I’ll be watching.
Thanks for reading!
Love, Kate. x
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