Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Set in 1960s L.A., Daisy Jones & The Six follows Daisy, a young girl with a love for rock and roll, sex, and drugs. She meets Billy, the brooding leader of The Six, and together they make music history. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a captivating novel written as an oral history chronicling one of the most significant bands of the seventies. The book perfectly captures a time and place in history in a unique and compelling way. 

Book review of Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six is a captivating novel chronicling the rise of a rock band in the late 1960s and 70s. The story explores the tumultuous journey of the band’s key members, Daisy and Billy, as they navigate through their personal struggles with addiction and fame. The book is written in an unusual format, as an oral history of the band, which some readers may find challenging to follow. However, the unique style adds a layer of complexity to the narrative, giving the characters an opportunity to share their perspectives on the events that unfold. 

One of the book’s strengths is its well-developed characters. Daisy, in particular, is portrayed as both strong and vulnerable, with her inner struggles and addiction issues. Billy, the lead singer of the band, also grapples with addiction, but he manages to get his life back on track. The other members of the band, Karen and Graham, are also interesting and add depth to the story. It’s worth noting that the book explores the dynamics of relationships between characters, with none of them portrayed as perfect or faultless. 

The book also touches on themes of love, ambition, and the cost of fame. The story shows how the pursuit of success can lead to excesses, ego clashes, and strained relationships. Despite its focus on rock music, the book’s themes and characters are relatable, making it an excellent read for anyone interested in character-driven stories. 

Although the book may be challenging to follow at first, the plot picks up the pace towards the end, and the narrative becomes more involving. The ending is bittersweet and thought-provoking, leaving readers with questions about the characters’ choices and decisions. 

Final verdict:

In conclusion, Daisy Jones & The Six is a well-written, character-driven novel that explores the cost of fame and the price of ambition. The book’s unique style, excellent character development, and relatable themes make it a must-read for anyone interested in stories about flawed but compelling characters. Despite some initial challenges in following the narrative, the book’s engaging plot and well-developed characters make it a satisfying read that lingers in the mind long after the final page. 

Our Score


  • Engaging storytelling: The author’s writing style, presented in the form of interviews, makes the story feel more like real-life events rather than fiction. The characters are all so distinct and unique, making the story feel even more authentic and engaging. 
  • Strong character development: The characters are complex, and the author does an excellent job of developing them throughout the book. The readers get to see the characters’ strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities, making them more relatable and human. 
  • Captivating plot: The story is full of drama, tension, and intrigue, making it hard to put the book down. The plot is well-paced and keeps the readers guessing until the very end. 


  • Challenging format: Some readers may struggle with the format of the book, as it is presented in an interview-style format, which can be confusing at times. 
  • Lacks action: Some readers may find the book slow-paced and lacking in action, as it is more character-driven than plot-driven. 
  • Unsatisfying ending: Although the ending is bittersweet, some readers may feel that it is too open-ended and leaves too many unanswered questions, leaving them feeling unsatisfied. 
Daisy Jones & The SixPublisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Publishing Group; Reprint edition (February 4, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524798649
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1524798642
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.18 x 0.82 x 7.98 inches

About Article Author

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years for both international and national media. When he is not reading, he enjoys spending time with his three dogs, whom he considers his most loyal reading companions.
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