Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whiskey a Go Go. Her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila, finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Daisy Jones and The Six is the 2nd Reid Novel that I’ve read, and it seems she likes the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. I’ve read the synopsis of her other books, and they are mostly similar.
About the Book
I am a sucker for success stories. But I like it when the characters face a lot of hardships and failures first. And really, sometimes I like stories that tear my heart when the artist dies in frustration because of injustice.
The story of the band in this book was like they all had a stroke of luck. Everyone seemed pretty and handsome; everyone was so talented. And the main issues they dealt with were drugs and relationships. And I was like, that’s it? No issues of not selling well? No issues of not being able to put food on the table? Well, I am not a famous person so I’d never know the life of the celebs and maybe, all I could think of is the POV of a person who came from the working class. But, I think that was the book’s intention to show what the celebrities are dealing with behind the camera. So be it.
This novel was told in an interview format. There was no narrator except once towards the end. So you get the different sides to the story told by each of the characters. Interesting.
I didn’t get much here but there’s one that really hit the chord:
But loving somebody isn't perfection and good times and laughing and making love. Love is forgiveness and patience and faith and every once in a while, its a gut punch.