Oh, how I wish I’d listened to everyone and read this book a lot sooner than I did. I loved Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (review HERE) and One True Loves (review HERE), but Daisy Jones & the Six is different. It’s really something special, and I cannot recommend it enough.
Daisy Jones is written in a style I don’t usually read and don’t usually enjoy: interview. The book is almost 100% pure interviews with a fictional band, The Six, and their eventual lead singer, Daisy Jones. They are being interviewed years after their success and break-up, and the reader is treated to the story of how they came together and how they fell apart.
Reid is a great writer, but this book just might be her best. I had to stop myself from Googling the band, because I kept thinking it was real and I wanted to know even more. The interview style works so well here, and even though there are multiple characters involved, after a few pages it’s not a problem remembering who they are. I felt as though I was right alongside them on their journey, through the ups and downs, and my heart was happy for them and broke for them along the way.
Daisy Jones and the Six might be “popular fiction,” but I’m going to go ahead and say that I think this is a masterpiece of a book. It is exactly what fiction should be: fun, entertaining, heartbreaking, moving, and made me really wish I’d written it.
I hope wherever Daisy is, she’s happy. And if you haven’t read this book yet, please do it soon!
I haven’t listened to it yet, but I did buy the audio version of Daisy Jones on Audible. I’ve heard it’s absolutely amazing and adds even more to the story. Can you wrong with Jennifer Beals??