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Daisy Jones & The Six

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  11,417 ratings  ·  3,212 reviews
In 1979, Daisy Jones and The Six split up. Together, they had redefined the 70’s music scene, creating an iconic sound that rocked the world. Apart, they baffled a world that had hung on their every verse.

This book is an attempt to piece together a clear portrait of the band’s rise to fame and their abrupt and infamous split. The following oral history is a compilation of
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Hutchinson
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Lindsay Pelkey It's a book. It's not a woman's book or a man's book. It's a story, and those who are interested in it can read it.
Sheri I can’t believe you haven’t heard of them!! They redefined the 70s music scene!!!

(No, not a real band.)

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Emma Giordano
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row.

CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion

Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story composit
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will never stop crying
Emily May
I know many people loved this book, and it's not as if I don't see why, but this choice of narration just really didn't work for me. I found Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo absolutely riveting from the very first chapter, but I thought the decision to write this book entirely in interview transcripts made it really boring and emotionless.

Daisy Jones & The Six is essentially a band documentary transcript. I'm sure most of you have seen a band documentary before. Former band members,
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
I'm afraid to read this book.
What if it's not as good as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo?
What if I'm disappointed?!
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I listened to the audiobook and I gotta say, Taylor Jenkins Reid has knocked it out of the park again. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. This audiobook was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to and I am SO GLAD that I decided to take in the story that way. It was narrated by a full cast and I just about died when my girl Judy Greer started speaking in my ear as the voice of Karen Karen. Seriously y'all, so fucking good. I WILL SAY, the reason I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because the book as ...more
Elyse Walters
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970’s - their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene - eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world.

Taylor Jenkins Reid is not a novice author. Her other five books:
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”,
“One True Loves”,
“Maybe in Another Life”,
“After I Do”,
“Forever, Interrupted”,
Are ‘all’ genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication.

Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, that’s what the seventies were all about, man!! Right?

Taylor Jenkins Reid has done an admirable job of creating the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies and the rock bands that were catapulted to success beyond their wildest dreams.

From their humble incarnation to their mega-stardom, to their slide down into relative obscurity, the author takes us on a journey back to th
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more obviously broken and classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.

I so connected to this book as it took me back to my teen years of the 1970’s in which music, specifically rock n roll, played a huge part.

My now husband and I were always traveling to big concert events in our late teens. One of the most memorable was on July 30, 1978, where we stood in the sweltering heat just feet from the stage listening to the awesome band, Fleetwoo
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

DNF @ 22%

“I love you as much as I’m willing to love anybody.”

I can’t believe I’m DNFing a Taylor Jenkins Reid book. She wrote one of my favorites books of all time, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, that means more to me than I have words to even begin to express. But this? This was just boring, and crude, and told in such a bad format. It’s like mini interviews if you will, where multiple people are talking, but i
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesn’t see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesn’t immediately think of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac?

Reid does a great job capturing that sense of stardom; the sex, drugs and rock n roll.

I love how this book is written, as if it is a history of an actual band, as if it’s a compilation of interviews with everyone involved. It was wild to see how different things said or done were misinterpreted or remembered differently by others. I ha
Larry H
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story."

I am a gigantic music fan. I was in a band in high school and college, and sing almost everywhere. As much as I love music and lyrics, I'm equally as fascinated by those who make the music and what inspires them to write the songs they do, not to mention the stories of connection and tension and dissension among band members."

This obsession was one of the myriad reasons I couldn't wait to get my hands on Taylor Jenkins Reid's newest book
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

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Taylor Jenkins Reid always writes the most unique and brilliant stories. Daisy Jones & The Six is a book unlike any I’ve read before.

This story follows many characters, but is primarily about Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, the two lead singers and songwriters of the band. The band came together in the 70’s and that is the decade the story takes place. You get the perspectives of many characters, but thankfully, it was easy to follow.

This story felt like it was real, in fact, I quest
Chelsea Humphrey
I'm realizing now that I'm one of those folks in the minority when it comes to TJR and her most recent books. I fell in love with her contemporary romance novels years ago, but have found that I struggle with her historical fiction, which is strange because it seems these are the stories that have catapulted her into mainstream fiction! Uber Fame Level-Achieved! Here's the thing, it must be more a case of my not being as interested in and compatible with the story content, because her writing qu ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a touch of the tribulations of Fleetwood Mac, Reid offers a very different novel from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It is equally as enjoyable. From the onset we know that the band breaks up. The reasons for the break-up are told by the band mates via a series of question-less interviews. This is smart choice rather a question/answer structure which would, I think, become tedious. From 1965 through 2012, the characters tell the story of the formation of the band, their struggle to achi ...more
Lucy Langford
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

He sad, "I'm going to use that in something one day." And he wrote it down on a napkin and put it in his back pocket. I thought to myself, "What the hell makes you think I'm not going to use it in something once day?" But, of course, there it was in his next movie. That's how it was back then. I was just supposed to be the inspiration for some man's great idea.

So as 2018 closes, Daisy Jones and The Six was my last book of the year.
Daisy Jones and The Six details the rise and sudden fall o
Christina - Traveling Sister
4.5, Reid you've done it again, welcome to my auto-purchase shelf stars!!!

Full review featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!

Taylor Jenkins Reid has found her niche and let me just say, GAH DAYUM girl can you get it freakin’ done. Having read and absolutely adored The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last year I couldn’t get my hands on Reid’s next historical fiction novel soon enough. I tried to get an ARC of it, but alas the book gods did not bless me. However, that’s not to say I’m too disappoi
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This had a really rough start and I almost dnfed it but oh man am I glad I stuck it out. Before I knew it Daisy and Billy were imprinted on my heart and I was so invested in this story.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one for music fans everywhere from Taylor Jenkins Reid, a multilayered fictional documentary of a fictional legendary rock band set in the music scene of California and LA in the 1960s and 1970s. This is to be turned into a TV series on Amazon by Reece Witherspoon, and I must add that though the accounts given in the narrative are pure fiction, it nevertheless feels atmospherically real in its echoes of actual bands from this era, say perhaps the likes of Fleetwood Mac. Billy Dunne is th ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone else furious that the songs in the book aren't actual songs you can stream right now CAUSE I AM.
Ashley Nuckles
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book & I have to admit I was one of those people who immediately went to Spotify to listen to the music only to remember THIS ISNT A REAL BAND. My heart was crushed but I still loved it anyway ;)
Kayla Dawn
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Apparently I read a different book than everyone else. Or maybe my brain just thinks it's funny to make me hate hyped books idk.

This didn't touch me whatsoever. I was bored and the story and some actions of the characters felt repetitive to the point that I skipped some paragraphs. Everything was so predictable and dialogues even felt pretentious sometimes. Trying to be meaningful while actually being pseudo deep (like 80% of tumblr u know?).

Sure, this had some great quotes and some funny bits
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I loved this so much I read it twice.
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
5 stars...I love this author!

I love rock music! As a child of the 80s and 90s there was plenty to choose from. Even though it was clear from the start that Daisy and the Six is a work of fiction, I found myself wishing it were historical fiction based on fact, and I legitimately googled them. I WANTED Daisy and the Six to be real because they felt so real.

I’m a huge fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid, and her books are always smart and passionate about her chosen topics. I knew when she wrote about 60s

Look at this beauty!! Thank you to Ballantine Books - Random House and goodreads giveaways for the opportunity to win this gorgeous early copy of Daisy Jones & the Six. I hope this review does it justice ♥

When it girl Daisy Jones is paired with rising rock band The Six, the result is a level of talent and chemistry never before witnessed in the music industry. But with all success stories, there are challenges hidden behind the scenes. The complicated relationship between band mates, the pre
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, modern-lit
“Daisy Jones & The Six” is a story documenting the rise and fall of a fictional band during the 1970’s. Readers will find all of the sex, drugs, and rock & roll that you’d expect from a book like this. Underneath it all, this is an important book about how group dynamics can interfere with the creative struggle. The book delves into addiction and self-sabotage while also telling a compelling story with compelling characters. All of this is done through the unique storytelling device of a ...more

I had not read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid before I received an advanced copy of this; I’d read the publisher’s synopsis of this story and was drawn to the setting, the era, and the idea of it all. And then yesterday, I read Reid’s Evidence of the Affair and I knew I wanted to read this one right away, so I set aside the one I’d planned to read next and grabbed this one. I’m so glad I did.

A coming-of-age story set in the late sixties, with a setting that included clubs
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: botm, 2019
I haven't binge read a book in one day in a while, but this book is compulsively readable. Incredibly engaging and a fun behind-the-scenes look at a rock band. Not particularly deep, especially in relation to connecting with characters because of the format of the book—it's written completely in dialogue from 'interviews' of the characters. But still quite a ride that had me flipping pages. Her writing is engrossing and addictive.
I have read one other book One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid and I loved it. Ugh.. and unfortunately this one missed the mark :(.

I have been seeing raving 5 star reviews and TONS of hype for this one. So, naturally I was convinced I would be giving this a 5 star. I am clearly in the minority on this one as usual haha ;).

I think I wasn't the right type of audience for this book.... because I was annoyed very quickly with the drugs, rock and roll, and sex. I couldn't connect with the conten
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Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @tjenkinsreid.
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