Book Of The Week #3 – Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Words: Ali Iannattone

‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ is Jenkins Reid’s second best selling novel after her stellar 2017 success ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ in 2017, which became an instant best favourite among fans.

If you’d consider yourself an ‘Almost Famous’ fan or a 70s enthusiast, ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ is the perfect choice for you!

Following the title character Daisy Jones from her early teen years living life as a groupie on sunset boulevard in the late 60s, to her finding her voice and joining rock group ‘The Six’, the novel details both the emotional and physical journeys she and the band go through over the span of multiple years.

Told in a documentary style format – a classic Jenkins Reid approach – where we see each moment from the narration and point of view of a numerous cast of characters, the story is a turmoil of band drama, drug related issues and relationship problems. As you might have guessed, a big inspiration to Taylor Jenkins Reid while writing ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ was Fleetwood Mac; one of the rock groups from the 70s in terms of both music and group dynamics.

Reid herself began her career in film production and only wrote part time until she got a book deal. Her big break came with ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ but both the latter and ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ compete for top spot as fan favourite.

Ultimately, ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ will draw you in with its charisma, its heartbreak and most of all its impeccable atmosphere. From smoke filled studio suites to sun drenched pool sides Taylor Jenkins Reid will draw you in her world and completely submerge you in it.

You can buy it from Waterstone or World of Books (used).