DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is the first novel I read by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I really liked this unexpected format, which was in an interview form, and all the while it felt like I was watching one of those rock documentaries which I know was the author’s whole point, and I felt like it worked really well.

What I most liked about this book were the female characters, I especially liked no-nonsense Camila and also chilled and laid-back Karen. Daisy herself was probably the most annoying but also the most interesting in the sense that she really came across as a true artist who wanted to do something original and cool.

The first half of the book, when things are lighter, is absolutely hilarious. There are jokes and the contradictions between what some characters remembered and what others did and the varied recollections really amped up the comedic effect. The first half of the book is better than the second half, because the second half mainly focuses on the romantic relationship between the two leads, and while this is fine, I would’ve been more thrilled with a less razor-sharp focus on this one specific element. I would have liked a broader horizon in terms of plot, like in the first half of the book.

This is probably why I can’t give this book a higher rating that I would like, even though it’s very well written and really sucks you in, but I expected a bit more. I’m excited to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, that everyone is raving about, and also Malibu Rising, that won the GoodReads 2021 award for best historical fiction. I am anticipating that those two books will not disappoint, or at least I hope so. Daisy Jones & The Six wasn’t a disappointment per se, it just kind of fell flat for me after the second half.


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