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

Genre : Fiction
Page : 355 pages
Published : 5th March 2019


Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . 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.


“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”

THIS.

Is one hell of a book


The oral history of the biggest bands of seventies– Daisy Jones & The Six


Where do I even start?

I would love to confess but even I think it’s a wrong move.

Anyway.

I pick this book because of the hype. And- no that’s not my confession.

I get into the book thinking it’s fiction (or will be a fiction somehow) and start to read for I don’t know how many pages, but I think maybe a section and start to flip back through this pages that looked like an author note in the beginning of the book. And I begin to wonder if this book is in fact- real.

I began searching ‘Billy Dune’ on YouTube because I love playing music and watching fun videos there and I personally think it might show me a fast result (if the guy and the band really exist) without probing too much on the band to accidentally read unnecessary spoiler because I’m pausing my reads to find through the facts and truth of the band existence.

Guess what?

I found out several results regarding Billy Dune and thought “Oh. Wow. It’s real.”

The worst thing?

I read Daisy Jones & The Six thinking it’s a real deal the whole time and surprise at how honest and forthcoming all of the characters are and how sharp are their memories on many many things that required details and feelings.

I really read through the book until the very last section (excluding author’s note and all that), still wondering why have I never heard of anything regarding the band. And I almost- ALMOST questioned my mom on this biggest bands of seventies.

I’M SO GLAD I DIDN’T BECAUSE GUYS, DAISY ONES & THE SIX IS CLEARLY A WORK OF FICTION.

I just-

What a big fat moronic mess I am.


A Fiction

Daisy Jones & The Six is a work of fiction about Daisy Jones who is desperately finding her footing when no one seems to care about her. Except for her life long friend, the only one person who really do care about Daisy’s whole-being. Daisy also told to posses natural talents in music.

Another glorious character in the book is Billy Dunes, who also possess a taste in music along with the talented band– The Six.

Dasiy and Billy then meet and from then on, the most popular band in seventies- Daisy Jones & The Six was born.

Daisy Jones & The Six is a book of youth, love, self-growth, talent, chemistry and heart-rending with distressing two main characters that made the book unforgettable, captivating in a way, compelling and ohI don’t know, made you restless and distress? Because why even this band is fictional? JUST WHY??!

Let me get this straight.

I am not a big fan of rock ‘n’ roll and I’m not even sure if I know some of the song, but I really do want the band to be real. I want it SO BAD. I’m crying out hot tears now.

Someone please heard my prayer and made them come alive. I don’t even know how to do it and can’t even care less how you do it. Just get it done. I’ll be forever in your debt.


What Make This Book Different

1. The Oral History

It’s a freaking genius concept on a book. And it’s not telling us an easy story, but a very reality-like troubles and hardships some people might come across along the way. How do you even write it in a fiction-reality like oral history?

2. The Fiction

Yes. The fiction that unlike a fiction. The fiction that offers you a sense of reality. It’s not about whether the band is fictional or real, but it’s about their journey, how they come together as a band, how troubles keep coming up no matter they’re in the lowest side of the hill or the peak, their effort in putting their career and to keep up with their sanity along the way- I can told you pages full of reasons why the fiction is so reality-like.

3. The Music

Their songs. i can’t heard them in the book, but I can read them in the book. Along with how they write the songs, how the idea strike, their inspiration, how all of the tracks cramped up and connected in the album, how they name it and again, I want them so be real so bad because their music is partly the reason for that. Aside from a fiction genius, this book is also a music genius.

4. The 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll

The story of a band with all those 70’s vibe in the book. Bring back memories I guess, even though I’m definitely not living in that era.

5. The Spotlight

I love how the book brought up Daisy and Billy as the main character without having the band– The Six ousted from the story. This book focused on Daisy and Billy as the stars but we won’t get through much of them without the help of the other characters. So it was like a story within a story told by the point of views of others.


The Review

First off, I adore the book. Partly because this book left quite an impression for me.

It’s a story of the biggest 70’s rock ‘n’ roll band with all their attitude, drugs, drinks, sex but it was all being written in the most subtle way possible. It’s not brutal nor disturbing but these all add richness and volume to the story.

Aside from the sensitive topic this book offers, Daisy Jones & The Six also portrays deep discussion that I have never thought would ever exist in this book :

1. Self- Discovery

It’s not a direct self-discovery story in the beginning, but the questions come through as they are faced with options, both equally important and they need to have a say of what matters the most for them before making the big decision. For better future.

2. Love and Grief

This book contains so much love and so much grief at the same time. I don’t even have the outright answer for what’s going on in the book and can’t help myself but to read, read and read and fall more into the abyss of love and grief myself.

3. Devastation and Hope

Right from the start, this book contains such broken and troubled characters that eventually leads to devastation. The one thing that cease my heartache is the amount of hope and faith this book offers. It’s an ugly story that could warmth and break my heart all the same time.

Also, the characters.

I do not particularly love them to the moon and back, but I do love them. Even some minor characters also have such chemistry and style without having to write some long and unnecessary narratives. The characters are all on point and I couldn’t be happier than that.

And the quotes.

I love how relatable those all are. The kind of quotes that made you ponder hard on reality and yet, can’t help but to agree with the sayings.

“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.”

Author: Celine

22 thoughts on “Book Review : Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Great review lovely! I once read a novel where they talked about a band in it too (Hydra by Matt Wesolowski) and I was also in doubt, did they exist or not and I had to look it up too ☺️ I’m not very attracted to books about singers, bands, popstars etc but I’m hearing nothing but good echos about this novel, and you confirmed it again that it’s so well written that it’s a must read.

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    1. Hello Inge! It’s so nice to have you here! I TOTALLY feel you. I’m not the type to love band reading or music reading too but I found this book to be so charming! This book will be one of my most unforgettable reads ever!

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  2. I LOVE your reviews SO much, you’re a queen!! ❤️👏🏻✨ And I really liked this book, I’ll probably never read it again, though, because OMG, it made me suffer! 😭 I listened to the audiobook and I think it’s the best way to go for it. MY FEELINGS, though 🥺🥺🥺🥺😅

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    1. Ahhhh why you’re so sweet!😭 And I’m so happy you love this book too! And I understand fairly well how you won’t be re-reading this book because I feel the heartache too!😭 Anyway, thank you SO SO MUCH for always stopping by Sofii! And your kind words OMG, means A LOT to me♥

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