“We love broken and beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more clearly broken and more classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.”
title: Daisy Jones and the Six
author: Taylor Jenkins Reed
release date: March 5, 2019
rating: 5/5 stars
It’s a story that feels so real, that I thought for a while that Daisy Jones and the Six existed and created music. Taylor Jenkins Reed manages to create characters and personalities so full of life that I have sometimes struggled to distinguish between reality and fiction, and for that I congratulate the author.
Her writing flows perfectly and before I realized it, I was getting into a hundred pages. Billy and Daisy’s chemistry was so tangible that it seemed to crackle along the pages and their stories were as tragic as they were heartwarming. Billy’s sober addictive bow drew my heartstrings throughout the book and his relationship with his wife was so special.
Daisy Jones, in one word, is electric. She is hot and she is wild and her character was the biggest force of this book. Sometimes I loved her and wanted only the best for her, but sometimes I was afraid for her well-being and wondered how she would survive the world in which she was trapped.
Make no mistake, this book did not shy away from the grit and harsh realities of the 1970s, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Usually, any story that contains drugs bothers me but I persevered with this book. I still have no idea how the band members managed to survive their entertainment activities.
This book is right out of my comfort zone, but I’m so happy to say that my first reading of 2022 is 5 stars!
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Until we meet again!