I’ve had the Kindle and Audible version of Daisy Jones & The Six for a couple of years. I’m not sure why it took me so long to read/listen to this novel since it had been high up on my TBR list ever since its release, but I will confess that the release of it as a limited series did have me moving it up on my must-read shelf.
Daisy Jones & The Six is written as an oral history and in interview format. I wasn’t sure if I would be as connected to the story with it done in this style, but I shouldn’t have given it a second thought because if any author could pull this off, it’s Taylor Jenkins Reid. I actually alternated between the Kindle and Audible version. I was pulled effortlessly into the Kindle version of the life and times of this rock band and its members, but the narration of the Audible was absolutely phenomenal! It was almost like the icing on a delicious cake, just adding that extra layer that completely satisfied. I was able to immerse myself into the written word of the novel and then hear it come to life as if I were sitting right beside them as they were being interviewed.
Daisy Jones & The Six may be a fictional rock band from the 1970s, but I swear it felt as if they had been real. This is what I pictured it to be like: sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. This was all about the early years of a struggling band, their relationships, their rise to fame, and the pitfalls and pressures of the lifestyle. I felt as though I had a backstage pass into the lives of each of the bandmates as they recounted their history with the band: from their ups and downs, ambitions, their dreams, and ultimately, the reason behind their break-up.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master of creating characters. She makes them feel alive, popping off the page and into the reader’s life, making their stories feel personal, and making you connect with them on some level.
Daisy Jones & The Six was a music lovers ideal read (or listen). It was unique, riveting, captivating, heartbreaking, and I was all in for this rock ‘n’ roll experience. There was never a dull moment in this book. From beginning to end, I was completely immersed, with my emotions running high. The ending of the novel caught me off guard, was completely unexpected, and perfect.
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