Daisy Jones & the Six

Daisy Jones & the Six

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

"I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart."--Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their 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 'n' 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.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band 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 that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six

" Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you'll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself." -- HelloGiggles

"Reid's wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year." -- Nylon

"Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll in the 1960s and '70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book's prose is propulsive, original, and often raw." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publisher: 2019.
ISBN: 9781524798635
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Daisy jones and the six

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WoodneathTaylor
Mar 23, 2019

For fans of A Star Is Born, the story of Daisy Jones and the band members of The Six will stick with you. I loved the interview style, which made for a killer audiobook as well. The overall vibe and energy I got from the music they described would be Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty's duet of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around".

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singidunum_25
Mar 22, 2019

This was a very quick and engaging read done as an unorthodox narrative, more script like. Strong women's characters presented and author showed good knowledge of 60's and 70's rock and roll scene. Amazon is developing it into 13 part tv series as well. Overall, fun and light read.

StaceyM_KCMO Mar 21, 2019

A fun, rock 'n roll read! I loved the author's creative narrative style (in the form of a script following the format of old VH1 “Behind the Music” documentaries); it really works with the themes of bands, music, & drugs in the 1970s. The characters are well-developed and have their own distinct voices; each one is on their own separate journey to discovering who they really are, and what they mean to each other. Highly recommended for fans who like reading about music, songwriting, and relationships between people.

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midori_hon
Mar 20, 2019

is this considered epistolary? it’s comprised entirely of snippets of interviews with the various band members and other supporting members. fun if you’re of an age to remember stadium concerts that lasted for hours. thought i read the mivie rights were already sold (reese witherspoon?) was distracted thinking who would play daisy and billy.

BakerStreetIrregular Mar 20, 2019

If you haven't already, I recommend checking out the official playlist on spotify and giving it a listen while you read the book.

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RosaReads2
Mar 19, 2019

I have read every TJR story and enjoyed every single one, but in my opinion, I just finished her best to date. This author might have veered from the women's fiction/romance genre that first attracted me to her writing, but she has cemented her status as a favorite author with her evolving and evocative storytelling.

I'll be the first to admit that romantic tension is a draw and keeps me turning the pages. Even if the romance is subtle, secondary, and not at all intrinsic to the overall story, it can be reading motivation. When a story doesn't have that particular ingredient, there has to be something else strong enough to keep me invested. Daisy Jones & The Six was not a romance, but it had multiple elements that kept me consumed within its multi-layered story line - compelling historical timeline, unique formatting, attractive characters, and a fabulous story arc.

While I think the story would be wonderful regardless of medium, I strongly believe that this is a book that is best experienced through its audio production. I will most always choose reading if offered a choice, but not Daisy Jones. When I saw the incredible cast of narrators for this audio prior to its release, I knew it was a must-listen. The unique story formatting translated extremely well to audio and it was absolutely BRILLIANT! Each narrator brought life to their character with well-timed voice inflections, pauses, laughter, etc. These actors/narrators didn't just read the book, they embodied their characters. Their performance convinced me that somehow I missed this rock band growing up and that I now need to buy any and every record I can find to listen to ad nauseum.

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taralei
Mar 19, 2019

Do you remember the mockumentary, " This is Spinal Tap?" Well, there is a new book out that I read last night by Taylor Jenkins Reid called, " Daisy and the SIx". It is a terrific " Mockumentary" about the assent of a band in the 1970s in all its bell bottomed, cheezy glory. The interesting thing is not the dope binges, or the groupies or the dynamics in the band that eventually dissolve its structure and impact.. it is the POTENTIAL that they feel and have. It is the hope that defines this unabashed love song to this period in rock music before disco dug its sequinned shoes squarely into the foot of rock and roll.

jpainter Mar 19, 2019

Recommended for a light read. This one is told in interview format, which is a great way to offer personal perspectives from band members. I couldn’t help but think of Fleetwood Mac as I read. Nice job for an author who looks young enough not to have lived through this rock n’ roll age - will put you back in the day.

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kenziethielemann
Mar 18, 2019

This book is truly a testament to this authors skills to bring words to life.

The high and lows of rock n roll. A love that knows no bounds and characters you can't help but want to love and slap some sense into.

This book is read like an interview, which at first I wasn't sure about but now I'm wondering why all books aren't written like this.

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becker
Mar 08, 2019

This book chronicles the rise and fall of an iconic 70’s rock band and the author just nails it. All of it – the characters, the dialogue and the decade. I didn’t want to put it down. I would highly recommend the audio book for this title. The narration was so authentic and it added greatly to my enjoyment. I’m afraid I have a big book hangover from this one.

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