Daisy Jones & The Six, written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is a page-turner about a 1970’s rock band that rises to fame quickly and then falls just as fast. This novel is a riveting look at the power of music, fame and love. Read on for an in-depth review of Daisy Jones & The Six.
The novel follows the rise and fall of Daisy Jones & The Six, a fictional rock band from Los Angeles in the 1970s. The band is made up of Daisy, the lead singer and daughter of an aging Hollywood icon; her lover and co-songwriter Billy Dunne; and four more musicians including Warren Smith, Karen Christensen, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Graham Dunne.
As soon as they hit the scene they become an overnight success with their unique sound but soon their success comes to a dramatic end. The novel is told from different perspectives as each character recounts their own version of events leading up to their rise and fall.
From different perspectives we learn about the power struggles between each member as well as their opposing personalities which all contribute to their ultimate downfall.
Style & Tone
The style of Daisy Jones & The Six is quite unique as it does not have chapters or conventional narration but instead consists entirely of dialogue from interviews between the characters.
This style allows us to get inside each character’s mind and see first-hand how they view events which helps us understand why things unfold the way they do. The tone throughout the book is raw and emotional as we watch these characters evolve through heartbreak, success and everything in between.
Each character in Daisy Jones & The Six has an interesting backstory that explains why they are who they are today. From Billy Dunne who has been running away from his family his whole life to Graham Dunne who grew up surrounded by privilege but still feels out of place – each character’s story adds depth to the plot while also making them relatable and sympathetic despite any flaws they may have.
Daisy Jones & The Six is a powerful novel full of emotion that speaks volumes about human nature in general – our need for acceptance, our longing for love, our fight against fate – all wrapped up into one captivating story about a rock band you can’t help but root for even when it seems like all hope is lost.
If you’re looking for an engaging read with complex characters you won’t be able to put down until the very last page then this book should be at the top of your must-read list!