Book: Daisy Jones and the Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Page No: 355
Synopsis: “Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.”
I loved this! My friend bought me this for my birthday, because she knew it would most likely be a book I would enjoy. And I really did enjoy it.
The style of writing is just so interesting! I’ve never read a book before that is laid out in the style of interviews, but it felt so close and personal. It was a great way to see the character development throughout the story and really fall for all of the characters. And because it was different I felt so hooked to it and I read through it so quickly.
The characters were so intense and had so many layers to them. It was great to get a glimpse of the 70s lifestyle and all the drugs and sex that came with it. The author brought back rock and roll but made sure to include all the hardships that came with it – it made it feel quite real.
Karen was amazing, I really felt for what she was going through – and how different it is for women now. She was just quite inspiring with what she went through – and it was so upsetting how the book finished with her. And of course I loved Daisy, she was so complicated, spoilt and so annoying at times that I just wanted to shake her – but she felt human and I was so happy that she had a good arc and the ending was good for her.
It was also really great to have the songs at the end of the book, it added something extra and special. I really liked that we got to read the lyrics of the album that we had heard about, especially when we knew who some of the songs were about, or the moments that led up to it.
The book is edgy, sexy, dark and raw all at the same time. I found it easy to read and dive into, I just wish that I could read it all again without knowing how it was going to end.