RBCxHS March '19: Daisy Jones & The Six
Sex. Drugs. Rock & Roll! Can you imagine what life as one of the biggest rockstars in the 70’s would have been like? Daisy Jones and The Six can, because they lived it, and they’re telling their story. Yes, it’s completely fictional - but that doesn’t make it any less exciting.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is the Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick for March 2019! This book is an extremely immersive documentary style novel that immediately captures your attention.
The book is laid out as an interview and I loved that approach for this story. You hear from different members of the band The Six, hear from Daisy Jones, and hear from the key people around them. Set as a “current” day interview, you learn about how the musicians came to be, learn about the dramas surrounding them, and learn about the juicy details that were long kept secret.
It is a super interesting, highly entertaining novel that feels like a TRUE story!
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This book DID NOT feel like fiction. On an embarrassingly regular basis, I stopped reading so I could Google the stories in the book to find out if it all actually happened. Of course they didn’t really happy - this book is FICTION - but it absolutely felt like real life! For that alone, this novel was an absolute success and I love it!
There were moments throughout this novel where I found myself wishing that I could experience what these characters were going through. Even if the parties and behaviors were destructive, I still wanted to be there! It was this glamorous time, with glamorous people, living freely and without immediate consequences. Isn’t that why we glorify the rock and roll lifestyle?
About 3/4 of the way into the novel, I started wondering where the story was going. How was this going to end? It felt like I had invested all this time reading the story and that there would be no eventual payoff - but I was WRONG and I’m so happy that I was! It completely surprised me to find out that the interviewer was Billy’s daughter! It took the book from GOOD to SO GOOD!