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Daisy Jones & The Six

This book is about sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing is fantastic and makes it super easy to imagine everything in your mind as you read. She’s so good at making the characters feel real that the story is vivid. From start to finish, it’s like you’re watching a movie. Speaking of which, I think they’ve just released an adaptation of this book.

But, even though the writing is clever, I didn’t get deeply into the story and unfortunately, I didn’t feel emotionally connected to it.

One thing did bother me a bit – the name of the Italian character. It could have been researched better. In Italy, we write it with an accent at the end, so it’s not “Niccolo”, but “Niccolò”, like Machiavelli’s name.

In conclusion, the author’s writing talent is undeniable, but, sadly, this book was not my cup of tea.

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Year First Published: 2019
Content Warnings: Drug abuse, alcoholism, abortion

From Goodreads, Goodreads Awards Winner for Best Historical Fiction (2019):

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity… until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.