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Daisy Jones and The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’ve never read a fictional Music Memoir before so I avoided Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid for a long time.
Despite my commitment to read as many of Reese’s Book Club picks as I can, I was convinced this book was not for me.
It came up at my library via BorrowBox and I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did!
What is it about?
The Six is a fictional band and the book is a memoir told from the perspective of band members and the IT girl Daisy Jones, who later joins them as a lead singer.
The story starts with the formation of the band, the rise of The Six and their magnetic lead singer Billy Dunne.
It also covers topics of drug use, alcoholism, abuse and the music scene in the 1960s and 1970s, and eventually Daisy’s entry into the band and her electric relationship with Billy who’s already married to Camila.
Camila really surprised me as a character because I’m sure most people focus on the relationship between Daisy and Billy, but Camila had some moments which showed how strong she actually was.
This was a woman who would not take any disrespect from her partner, and who laid down the law in such a way that it had a ripple impact on the band and the lives of Billy, Daisy and the rest of the band.
Daisy is not always a sympathetic character and neither is Billy but together they make beautiful music together.
The style of writing is a music memoir told in the form of multiple interview transcripts from the band members and Daisy Jones.
This book is in the running to become a TV series which I’m excited to watch!
Would I recommend it?
It’s not my usual genre of reading, but I’d recommend this for a light read that doesn’t require much thinking but you will finish this quickly.
This is my first Taylor Jenkins Reid book, but I’ve already got The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on my to read list on GoodReads!
I’d recommend Daisy Jones and The Six.
Have you read this book and what did you think?