Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins ReidDaisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

byTaylor Jenkins Reid

Paperback | March 5, 2019

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A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of a world-famous 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer--and the secret reasons behind their dramatic break up.

Daisy Jones is a beautiful, broken girl growing up in L.A. with rich parents who barely know she exists. . . . But when she sings in a crowded, smoky club, you can hear a pin drop. All she wants is to write her own songs, but the record studio has its own ideas. It's the early 1970s and free love and drugs are everywhere, and Daisy wants to experience it all.

Billy Dunne and his brother have a band called The Six that won't be playing weddings for long. They are ambitious, hard-rocking, hard-partying. When they land a record deal, Billy's girlfriend follows them to the west coast and life begins. But she finds out she's pregnant on the eve of their first tour, and the pressure of fatherhood and incipient fame make Billy go a little crazy on the road.

Daisy and Billy's paths cross when a manager realizes that the key to skyrocketing success is to put them together. But oil and water don't even begin to describe how they mix. . . . And what happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Written in the style of an "as-told-to" rock autobiography, Daisy Jones & The Six is an unforgettable ride.
TAYLOR JENKINS REID is the author of One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, Forever, Interrupted and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter and their dog.
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Title:Daisy Jones & The Six: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.17 × 6.23 × 0.93 inPublished:March 5, 2019Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038569217X

ISBN - 13:9780385692175

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overhyped, wished for more... I went into this book full of expectations, everyone was telling me how much I would love it and cry/connect to the characters. Unfortunately, the interview style, made me feel disconnected, I would’ve prefered a mix of different mediums to tell the story. While, at first, I felt compassion towards Daisy, she quickly became an unlovable character to me. Her decisions were always all over the place, selfish and hurt other people. Camilla, although she was more of a side character, became the one I enjoyed the most, Billy and her were an unperfect perfect couple, she didn’t make decisions I would’ve made, but I couldn’t help but root for her. The ending left me feeling empty, like there was still something missing for it to feel complete and like to many things had happened at the same time (lacking the amount of details and time spent on ut that I would’ve needed to truly feel something). Overall, while I loved the writting style, this story was overhyped to me and while more enjoyable as an audiobook (since I changed after reading 20 or so pages) than as a traditional read, left me unsatisfied and dissapointed/mad most of the time. I wouldn’t reccomend unless you listen to it and love the format. 3.5/5⭐️ (that would’ve been a 2.95 if I hadn’t switched to the audibook of it.)
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't put this down till you're done and even then you won't want it to Ben over I read this book in 2 days (would have done it faster but life gets in the way). I cannot praise this book enough. The way it's written is like your sitting on you're couch watching a documentary about your favourite band. The character development keeps you wanting more from these amazing people that are so full of so many of the feelings that love and life bring but sometimes seem to get lost in the everyday hustle and bustle. If you are looking to find your new favourite book, look no further. My favourite movie is Almost Famous and this is the literary version of that. Just amazing!
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literal PERFECTION I devoured this book in one sitting, falling completely in love with this story, the characters and their journey. So in love in fact, that I am completely devastated this is not a real band, because I want to be able to listen to all the music and read more stories about them! Taylor Jenkins Reid is a powerhouse author who manages to create characters that are so real, flawed, broken, lovable and human that you cannot help but love them, root for them and wish that you never had to say good bye to a single one of them. This story explodes from the page with passion, and that would just not be possible without the cast she brings together on the page. I also completely loved the format of this book - told as an oral history of the band, in an interview format, the story speeds along so quickly, you cannot believe it when you find yourself nearing the end of the book. I wanted to read faster and slower every single page of this book - and I ADORED where Taylor took this story and ended the tale. If I can't have more, I am at least entirely satisfied where these humans landed in the end. This will be a Top 10 book of my year, without any question. I am in love with this book in the most passionate way. I could not recommend it enough, and I defy any reader to not fall in love the same way.
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Need To Read This Book I read this book in just over a day and it is the type of book that you could easily sit and binge read in one sitting. The characters are well developed and you don't miss out on anything by the way that that it is written. You will be so intrigued by Daisy and Billy's relationship and their relationship with the rest of the cast of characters. Hearing from everyone's points of view and seeing discrepancies between certain details was very interesting. Finding out who the interviewer was, was pretty cool as well.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your next favourite book (and band) If there is one book that has stood out to me this year, hell even the last few years, Daisy Jones & The Six is it. Utterly compelling in every single way, it's a book you will devour in hours, and constantly think of it in the moments you aren't reading it (for a slower reader like myself). The story reels you in and never lets up. As much as it is fictional, it's a tell-all of a 1970s rock group that is as good as it gets. Real-life drama, fame and fortune, tabloid gossip, drugs and addiction - everything you want in a music biography, this book got 'em. Fascinating characters give rise to unforgettable voices, with the narrative presented documentary-style formatted as a transcript and structured in chapters for each era of the band's career. There were so many times I had to remind myself that Daisy Jones and The Six were not real, and had to kill the urge to Google them and seek out their Wikipedia pages. You start picking your favourite member, you root for them, get disappointed but sympathetic when they mess up, or celebrate when they overcome hurdles individually or as a band. When all is said and done, it feels like you have lived a life of ups and downs with them, savoured their music (with lyrics legitimately written by the talented Taylor Jenkins Reid) at initimate shows or sold-out arenas, and proudly wear a badge to proclaim your status as one of the fans who go "I was with them from the very beginning." Reading it, I could just picture the fast cuts from member to member as they are being interviewed on camera, each giving a different spin on the same event, either by conscious misremembering or subconscious projection of how it all went down. Daisy Jones & The Six lends itself so well to the screen, so it's no surprise that Reese Witherspoon has already optioned it for a mini-series - a great format for this delicious story since so many between-the-lines, or rather behind-the-scenes drama can be further explored beyond this transcript of a book. Daisy Jones & The Six is a new favourite of mine. You got to read it. I can't wait for its release (Bestseller!) and the show (Buzzy!) to give me many more opportunities to talk to people about it. Now, what about releasing the actual Aurora album (Billboard-charttopper!)?
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Book I've Read in Years! I absolutely adored this book. I have mentioned to several colleagues it felt like such a palate cleanse, and it really did. Multiple times while reading I went to look up a Daisy Jones & the Six song on YouTube before I remembered they weren’t a real band. My favourite character changed with each new chapter. I am so excited that it is finally March so I can start recommending to friends and fam! If you’re in a A Star Is Born hangover read this. If you love a good rock bio read this. If you haven’t loved a book in a while read this. Adding to my favourites shelf ASAP.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Behind the Music in Book Form Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an e-arc of Daisy Jones and The Six! This did not influence my honesty when rating/reviewing. Daisy Jones and The Six is the history of a band from the 1960s- present day told through interviews. It reads a lot like a transcript of an episode of Behind the Music, one of my favourite childhood shows. The story hits a lot of familiar notes for anyone that has read a rock biography, but Taylor Jenkins Reid has created characters that you care about regardless of the expected story beats. For my momey, it is not as emotional as the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo / Maybe in Another Life, but I still enjoyed the ride. The book concludes with the lyrics from the songs that Billy and Daisy wrote, which is a note perfect conclusion and makes the story feel more immersive - I hope that the eventual audio book features the actual singing, but perhaps it'll be saved for the limited series. I can't recommend this enough to people who enjoy rock biographies, music, or just a good story about human fallibility.
Date published: 2018-10-16

Editorial Reviews

National BestsellerA New York Times BestsellerA Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine PickA New York Times Editors' Choice"I devoured Daisy Jones & the Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the 70s music scene in a way I'll never forget. The characters were beautifully layered and complex. . . . Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they're sure to capture yours too." —Reese Witherspoon"Stylish and propulsive . . . this is easily [Reid's] most sophisticated and ambitious novel. . . . [Daisy Jones & The Six is] a way to love the rock 'n' roll of the 1970s, without apology, without cynicism, bell-bottoms and all." —The New York Times"Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you'll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself." —HelloGiggles"A work of fiction so steeped in the long-vanished world of 1970s canyon rock, you can almost smell the eucalyptus and the quaaludes." —Entertainment Weekly"Reid's wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year." —Nylon"Novels about rock stars rarely work for a simple reason. You are reading a fantasy about a fantasy. . . . Taylor Jenkins Reid, however, has succeeded in creating an utterly believable tale of a band. By the end of Daisy Jones & the Six you want to go and listen to all the mellow classics by the 1970s soft-rock band of the title, which is difficult because they don't exist." —The Times (UK)"[A] juicy tell-all-style page-turner." —Bustle"Evocative . . . brilliant." —Romper"Prepare to fall for Taylor Jenkins Reid's newest novel, Daisy Jones & The Six." —PopSugar"Reid's novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they're listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl." —Booklist, starred review"Reid (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs and rock 'n'roll in the 1960s and '70s in this expertly wrought novel. . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book's prose is propulsive, original and often raw. . . . Reid's gift for creating imperfect characters and taut plots courses throughout this addictive novel." —Publishers Weekly, starred review"Daisy Jones & The Six works. It's big dumb fun. Like a vat of movie popcorn saturated in butter-flavored topping, you inhale the thing against all better judgment." —The Washington Post"In this era with so much content and stimuli, where we're on the internet while watching TV, what's great about this book is it draws you in, drowns out the noise and you're just focusing on Daisy, Billy and their story." —Associated Press"The band and the era are so fully realized you'll think you're reading a true story." —Real Simple"I now want to binge on the entire band's back catalogue. . . . It is an evocative page turner, dripping with the glamour and the excess of a period when bands like Fleetwood Mac were channelling their personal frustrations, sexual tensions and aggressions into global domination. . . . It also has plenty to say that is relevant today about women's lives, strength and ambitions; art; addiction; love; infidelity, and the choices we make around motherhood and relationships." —The Irish Times"Taylor Jenkins Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. Her new book is her most gripping yet." —Emily Giffin"Reid's writing is addictive and all-consuming. Filled with passion, complexity, and fascinating detail, Daisy Jones & The Six felt so real, I had to remind myself that it was fiction." —Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost "From the very first page you know this book is something special. Taylor Jenkins Reid brings insight and poetry to a story that's utterly unique and deeply authentic, one that transports you to world of seventies rock—with all its genius and temptation and creativity—so completely it feels like you're there." —Katherine Center, author of How to Walk Away  "Raw, emotive, and addictively voyeuristic, Daisy Jones & The Six is imbued with the same anguished heart that fuels the very best rock 'n' roll. Like my favorite albums, this book will live with me for a very long time." —Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus "An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy . . . although the real power of this delicious novel is at its tender beating heart. It's an anthem and a ballad and a marvel." —Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Perfect Couple