Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an upcoming novel told in interview format about the rise and fall of the fictional popular 1970's band Daisy Jones & The Six. I was lucky to score an advance copy through NetGalley thanks to BookSparks and Ballantine Books.
Daisy and all of the band members are introduced in interview tidbits and the story starts at the beginning of the formation of the band The Six. The Six was initially formed with lead Billy Dunne and was experiencing moderate success. They had started to develop a following and the drugs and girls were plentiful. Billy soon finds himself unable to handle all the temptations, constantly high, drunk and cheating on his wife. Daisy is coming of age in L.A., having grown up sleeping with rockstars and doing drugs on the Sunset Strip. She wants to be a song-writer but no one is interested in her original songs. She signs a record deal singing songs the label wants but finds herself increasingly high and bored. But there is something special about her...
In an attempt to launch both of them further, the label pairs Daisy with The Six for a duet. Billy and Daisy initially clash but then eventually produce a smash single experiencing even higher success. The interview continues to follow the bands progress further into the spotlight as one of the top rock n roll bands of the 1970s. The party keeps rolling, the drugs keep flowing and the band keeps exploding, but after the concert of their lives, the band dissolves.
I absolutely loved this book. The book details the inner workings and behind the scenes details of what really happened during the rise and fall of the band. Though the band is fictional, I felt like I had enough real life influences who could have been these characters. I fell in love with Daisy, Billy and the whole band. You could understand how their addictions came to fruition and who they were as artists. I loved getting insight into every member of the band and seeing the same event from seven different perspectives. Because the book is told as an interview you get to see how each member perceived certain events and how those different viewpoints possibly led to the complete collapse of the band in it's prime. If you love 1970's rock or Hollywood stories a la Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin, you have to read this book when it hits shelves March 5, 2019.
Book Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕
*Thanks to NetGalley for a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinons are my own.
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