I was a little worried about the hype surrounding this book as this was seriously a case of FOMO for me. I kept seeing the cover everywhere and I just had to read it, especially because it’s a story about a band!
And what a ride it was.
The narrative takes a while to get used to as it’s in the form of edited interviews. But I soon realized it’s like reading magazine interviews (Rolling Stone perhaps? – to be honest it’s been ages since I’ve read music magazines!) and the general idea is a “Behind The Band” story set in the 1970s.
The Six were a band of well, six people, two of whom are brothers. Billy Dunne is the “leader” of the band, but not really, as the band is supposed to be a democracy. But come on…
“If the rest of the world was silver, Daisy was gold.”
Daisy Jones is an up and coming singer. She’s enigmatic and wild. And absolutely beautiful.
A producer puts them together to make a record and the Six, now Daisy Jones & The Six, go from tiny clubs to topping the charts.
Daisy Jones & The Six is an enticing read. It takes a while to sink into the dialogue-only narrative but when you get used to it, what a ball of a time you’ll have. You’ll feel like you’re hanging out with the band as they relive their best (and worst) moments.
I felt that the dialogue format could be a bit limiting in terms of creating a more complete immersion into the 70s.
And really, at the end of it all, I was wanting more. More specifically, I was disappointed because these were not songs I could actually listen to! How I wish that the Daisy Jones playlist on Spotify were actual songs from The Six and not a compilation of 70s music, much as I enjoyed the songs on it! I guess I’ll just have to wait for the miniseries!