Book Reviews

Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Well let me say that I was pretty much doomed to love this book.

Documentary. Dysfunction. Disappointment. Hardy, almost unreasonably steadfast love. 70s rock with all of the Fleetwood Mac and Eagles vibes. All things I am drawn toward.

This was just a really great book. My first from Taylor Jenkins Reid. Daisy Jones & the Six follows two rock stars, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne–their lives leading to stardom, their addictions, disgraces, and huge egos.

Like the album featured in the book, Aurora, the novel is rife with tension and pain. But also like the album, there is hope. The story of the drugged out rockers with too poor senses of self-preservation manages to have a hero, Billy’s wife Camilla. As Billy muses later in the book, the world didn’t deserve her.