About the Book
Title: Daisy Jones & the Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre/themes: Historical Fiction, Memoir
Release Date: 5 March 2019
Series? No. Standalone.
Accolades: NYT Bestseller List, Reese WItherspoon BookClub Pick
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & the Six. An era-defining rock band in the 1970’s. The singing duo of the brooding Billy Dunne and the beautiful Daisy Jones becomes the stuff of legend. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979… until now.
“We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more obviously broken and more classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.”
Daisy Jones & the Six is a fictional memoir about a famous rock band in the 1970’s. The band that never existed, but you’ll wish they did. Why? Because they’re a rock’n’roll-ercoaster.
Not only is the band a rollercoaster, so is the story. Set in the 1970’s, the beautiful Daisy Jones crosses paths with rock band, the Six. And they quickly become iconic. An era-defining rock band fuelled by sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. But there’s also passion, love and rivalry that feel so real.
Secondly, this book is a joy to read. It’s written in interview transcripts. So the story of “what happened” is recounted in testimonials from the band members, managers and friends. They’re also woven with song lyrics from the band’s album “Aurora”. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, so this might be the status quo for band autobiographies. But it certainly feels unique in fiction. More than being unique, it feels iconic. Like the most iconic band that has never been.
Thirdly, the characters are mesmerising. Daisy Jones has star quality. Combine that with the brooding lead singer Billy Dunne and you have musical and literary chemistry. There’s also a symphony of supporting characters like Billy’s brother and bandmates.
Above all, Daisy Jones & the Six is fabulous, entertaining and absolutely unforgettable.
About the Author
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her website, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Interviews and more:
“We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more obviously broken and more classically beautiful than Daisy Jones”
“I thought love was war. I didn’t know it was supposed to… I didn’t know it was supposed to be peace”.
And, The Book Extras…
Daisy Jones & the Six is being adapted into a TV mini-series starring Riley Keough as Daisy and Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne.
And the author has released a free Book Club kit. These resources can accompany your reading, and include:
🎸 firstly, Meet the Band bios,
🎤 secondly, Aurora world tour and set list,
🎸 thirdly, lyrics for the songs on Aurora,
🎤 and, finally, reading group “discussion” questions.
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