I gave up on reading for a while, considering so much of high school and college had been spent reading for assignments and papers. Recently, I decided it was time to get back into reading for myself. I went to Barnes & Noble with a friend and picked out three books, one of which was “Daisy Jones & the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
I was not expecting to be so intrigued by this book, but all I’m gonna say, is I read the book in three days. It was so enthralling, I was hanging onto every word I read. It’s like one of those good good TV shows; you know you have to go to bed but you just can’t stop watching. The depth and chemistry in this book is insane, not to mention the style of writing. The writing is as if there is an ongoing interview with the people in the story. The best twist is at the end, when you find out who the person interviewing everyone is.
Reid does a great job of creating a dialect between fictional characters. I’m not sure about anyone else, but my favorite books are the ones that help me fully visualize what is going on. It felt like there was a movie going on in my brain while reading Daisy Jones & the Six. Reid says she based this book off of Fleetwood Mac, not saying that this book directly correlates to them, but if you like Fleetwood Mac it is fun to read the book with that in mind.
Onto the non-spoiler review: The book takes place in the mid seventies, my favorite time period. Without giving too much information, it’s a story about a girl and a band, and eventually the two collide. There’s love, tension, hate, drugs, singing, songwriting, and so much character development. All I’m saying is that everyone that is into music should read this book immediately. There are so many layers to it and it’s guaranteed to keep you hooked from start to finish.
Rating of the book: 10/10