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

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I was not too keen at first when I learned that this book was an oral history of a famed fictional ’70s rock and roll band. But because I love Taylor Jenkins Reid and all her books, I just had to give this one a chance.

The entire book is a transcript of interviews with Daisy Jones & The Six during that crazy and glorious time in the band’s history. It delves into the band’s humble beginnings and its historic rise to fame, as well as the real reason why they suddenly broke up at the height of their stardom.

With this transcript format, it truly reads like a rock and roll documentary. Not a lot of people will like it, so I think it’s best to listen to the audio book instead.

I did not hate it. I was just not so crazy about the format. But her writing is still raw and emotional, and there are still so many lines that hit me so hard.

After reading the book, I wanted so much to listen to the songs and watch videos of Billy and Daisy’s electrifying performances. It’s so hard to believe that they’re just a fictional band. I fell in love with them and became a fan so easily. They are that real.

Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again. She’s really such a talented and evocative writer. She’s taken me to that period in the ’70s and given me an intimate look into the heady, exhilarating, and intoxicating lives of rock stars and those who love them.

Billy Dunne and Daisy Jones are famous, talented, beautiful, and flawed people that are truly the gems of this book. But I also have to say that I loved Billy’s wife Camila the most.

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