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.
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.
|Publisher : 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