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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid

How do you follow a masterpiece like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo?

Of course, after reading one of my most favourite books of 2019, I needed my hands on Daisy Jones & The Six. A big thank you to Hutchinson and Penguin Random House for sending me a proof to review!

Told in the form of an interview transcript, Daisy Jones & The Six tells the story of the band from their creation in the 70s to their eventual break-up in the 80s. To me, it’s a very experimental way of writing. I’m sure there are many books that are told this way. But for me to keep going with it and to actually enjoy it is something else in entirely.

But I love that it’s told this way. Having one story told by so many different people means we don’t see the true story. Everyone is an unreliable narrator, and sometimes it’s obvious that one character sees an event differently from another. But sometimes it’s so subtle, or it’s even just the feeling of what happened.

daisy jones & the six front cover

And you don’t realise until the very end how and why people tell the story the way they do. I don’t think you ever know which character is telling the truth or not. Which character is holding back? Which one is straight up protecting themselves from criticism?

Along with this great way of story telling, this is, essentially, a fictional biopic. Biopics are one of my favourite types of stories, even if the person/people in question is/are fictional. It’s why I adored Evelyn Hugo so much and why I’ll continue to love Taylor Jenkins-Reid’s novels (if she continues writing them, that is!). I agree with other reviewers that each person who reads this book will come out of it with a different perspective of what they just read. Just like the characters themselves, we’re all going have our own opinions of these events, fictional or no. It really is the perfect book club book, and I would highly recommend buddy reading it with others to see what interpretations everyone comes out with!

Publisher: Hutchinson (Penguin Random House)
Release Date: 7th March 2019
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10 Comments

  1. Kate (Reading Through Infinity)

    April 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Fab review my lovely! I’m definitely curious to read this one (and I kind of want to get the hardback just because it’s so beautiful), but it’s in line behind Evelyn Hugo!

    1. Hollie

      April 12, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks boo! I mean you know my feelings about Evelyn Hugo it’s definitely my favourite of the two. But yay for putting Daisy Jones on your TBR as well!

  2. babblesnbooks

    April 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Ooh this was a lovely read. I’m definitely going to check this out I think. Bx

  3. softheartandwarmeyes

    April 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Ah, I really have to just get my hands on Taylor Jenkins Reids books! It’s definitely time for me to read at least one of her books; I’ve heard amazing things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and now that Daisy & The Six is getting some buzz from bloggers and reviewers — it just adds up into this buble of affection and hype that makes me want to buy a copy of any of them immediately. Thank you for sharing! c:

  4. kirstyreadsblog

    April 13, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Lovely review. I’m really interested in this one because I’m fascinated by 70s band culture, 1 of my fave bands ever is Fleetwood Mac and one of my fave films is Almost Famous so I hope I’ll like it

    1. Hollie

      April 14, 2019 at 10:19 pm

      Apparently the author was VERY influenced by Fleetwood Mac so I reckon you might like it!

      1. kirstyreadsblog

        April 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

        So the romance is messy as fuck then? 😂😂😂

        1. Hollie

          April 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

          Ohhhh yes!

  5. rubysbooksblog

    April 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Evelyn Hugo is definitely my favourite, but I really enjoyed this one too!

    1. Hollie

      April 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Agreed!

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