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

I chose to listen to the audiobook version of this book instead of reading the physical book and I’m so glad that I choose to do it that way. This book is in the style of a documentary and it worked out so perfect and was the perfect listen, with all of those different voices, they did this book justice and I did finish it rather quickly.

“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 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.

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.

I don’t know what I was expecting when I went into this book, all I knew is that people were loving it, they couldn’t put it down and it was everywhere. It was all over Booktube, Twitter, Goodreads and so for that reason I had to check out this book. It was already so hyped up, and it was probably for this reason that this book just let me down.

Going into it unexpected, not knowing what it was about, the whole documentary aspect, were also factors into what let this book down for me. If I had known some aspects, especially that it was a documentary of a band, then I don’t think I really would’ve read or listened to it. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it, I must’ve to have gotten through it so quickly, but it’s not one I would scream and rave about and not one I would reread. Not anytime soon anyways.

I like how you get to know each of the characters not only from themselves, in a brutally truthful way as they and no one else holds back, but you also get to know them from everyone else’s perspective as well as there is a wide cast of characters. You get to know their little traits from what’s said and from what’s not and that’s something I always like when reading book with multiple character perspectives.

It is written well, and I was shocked at the end. There could’ve so much more to the plot, to the story. I just expected more, which just left me disappointed because there wasn’t more.

I personally wouldn’t recommend it, but that’s just my taste. I recently listened to Sadie and believe they did it so much better. This does have such high reviews, so check it out for yourself and see what you think. Don’t go in all hyped up and see for yourself.

Published by ShayneysReviews

Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

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