Taylor Jenkins Reid has chosen an interesting way to tell a story. But does it work?
Daisy Jones is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties. By the time she’s twenty, her voice and beauty are getting noticed. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity.
The format of this book takes some getting used to and is one of the reasons I’ve given it a 3.5-star rating instead of a 4-star. But once I got used to the rhythm, (Ha! I made a music joke in the review of a musical book) I thought the formatting worked really well. The band and other cast of characters felt real. So much so, that I Googled the band to make sure they weren’t real! 🙂
Another reason for the 3.5-star rating was the ending. This is all on me, but I wanted more. While I feel the author closed all the story doors, she left a pretty big door open too, in my opinion. I would like to see how that door would have closed. Or if it would have been opened at all?! Other readers will be perfectly happy with the ending and that’s fine, but I’ve always been the reader who wanted it all spelled out for me.
There was a bit of surprise when I realized who the author of the book within this book was. It brought a little smile to my face. I won’t say more because that would be spoiling it for you!
If sex, drugs and rock and roll are not your thing, then this book isn’t for you. But if music and bands are your thing, give this book a try. I dare you not to Google the band!
NetGalley provided me with an advanced copy of this book for review.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release Date: March 5, 2019