Genres: Historical Fiction
Daisy Jones & The Six has been on everyone’s most anticipated lists for 2019, after the emotional breakdown everyone had after reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I heard great things about the audiobook, so that is how I read it, and, based on reviews from other bloggers, this is how I recommend everyone read it!
Daisy Jones & The Six is the story of seven band members and all the other people involved in the big phenomenon of the late 70s. From Daisy joining the band to the reason why it dissolved in 1979.
Gosh, the audio narration of this was… amazing. It’s full cast, it’s done with such emotional depth… I was hooked. And it went so perfectly with the documentary-style of the book it’s almost like it was meant to be listened to. Highly recommend.
The story was gripping, like when you find a cool Wikipedia article and you’re lost in clicking every link so you can find out everything that happened. It’s a painful and emotional portrait of addiction, of music, of how people look the other way when it comes to drugs and famous people. As per her other books, Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote amazing, brilliant women who will inspire you, make you chuckle, make you cry and sympathize with them so deeply. The men, not so much, but still well-written characters.
You know from the beginning that Daisy and Billy are wrong for each other, that it’s not right and he’s married and Camila is much better for him (too good for him, really), but gosh, did I want them to be together. The chemistry between them felt so intoxicating. You wanted it to happen and damn the consequences, but you wanted it not to happen just as badly. I wanted those songs to be real so much that I went to Spotify and searched “Daisy Jones & The Six” and was UPSET they didn’t have, you know, the songs of a fictional band. In my defense, I remembered about the “fictional” part 2 seconds later.
I am glad that this will become a TV series, and I think Reese Witherspoon did a great job with Big Little Lies and will do a great job here, too. Also, I am just glad those songs might become a real thing, I need all of them in my life.
My heart was broken into tiny, tiny pieces after finishing this book and I needed music that just understood me, so I was glad to find out Random House actually put up a playlist of songs that inspired the author when writing. Poison & Wine is perfect.