Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Daisy Jones and the Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pages: 355 Pages

Publisher: Random House UK

The Blurb

Drift down sun-bleached streets.

Lose yourself in the California sound.

Find beauty in a dirty bar.

Love like your life depends on it.

Carry on after the party stops.

Believe in what you’re fighting for.

Fall for Daisy Jones and the Six.

The Review

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid was my most anticipated book of the year. I will admit, at the point of discovering the book I had not read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid (I have since read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and loved it) and that my desire for this book was based purely on the amazing cover.

Then I read the blurb and I was sold.

The story is about a band and the mythology that surrounds many bands, especially those at the height of rock music in the 70s. The premise is that the cast of characters are all talking about the same story but they all remember it differently. Instantly, we are presented with unreliable narrators but the story is so compelling because the truth lies somewhere within the distorted memories. It is this quality that makes Daisy Jones and the Six brilliant.

It is a mix of the mythology of Fleetwood Mac with a dash of Almost Famous that really appealed to me. It is also interesting that it goes against the world we live in today. There is no way that Daisy Jones and the Six could be set in modern day. The actual truth would have been captured on smart phones. It is the lack of truth that makes this novel so magical.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is available now.

For more information regarding Taylor Jenkins Reid (@tjenkinsreid) please visit her Twitter page.

For more information regarding Random House UK (@PenguinRHUK) please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.

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