The most rock n roll novel of 2019
A thrilling story told in the form of an extended oral history, Daisy Jones and the Six transports the reader to the world of '70's rock 'n roll; creative chaos, musical alchemy and an iconic sound.
In 1979, Daisy Jones and The Six split up. Together, they had redefined the 70’s music scene, creating an iconic sound that rocked the world. Apart, they baffled a world that had hung on their every verse.
This book is an attempt to piece together a clear portrait of the band’s rise to fame and their abrupt and infamous split. The following oral history is a compilation of interviews, emails, transcripts, and lyrics, all pertaining to the personal and professional lives of the members of the band The Six and singer Daisy Jones.
While I have aimed for a comprehensive and exhaustive approach, I must acknowledge that full and complete accounts from all parties involved has proved impossible. Some people were easier to track down than others, some were more willing to talk than others, and some, unfortunately, have passed on.
All of which is to say that while this is the first and only authorized account from all represented perspectives, it should be noted that, in matters both big and small, reasonable people disagree.
The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle.
“I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun”
Dolly Alderton, The High Low
“Utterly believable . . . fabulously entertaining”
Will Hodgkinson, The Times
“part juicy celebrity tell-all, part A Star Is Born . . . Be prepared to read it in a single night”
Vogue, Best New Books 2019
“I devoured DAISY JONES AND THE SIX in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the 70’s music scene in a way I’ll never forget. The characters were beautifully layered and complex... Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they’re sure to capture yours too”
“Be prepared to read it in a single night”
Vogue, Best New Books 2019
“Fascinating . . . you can’t wait to find out what happens next . . . Everyone should read this.”
Claudia Winkleman, RADIO 2
“It's as if a woman wrestled the narrative from Almost Famous, drenched it in sunshine, sex and tequila, then left it for us to read on a rainy Sunday.”
“Taylor Jenkins Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. Her new book is her most gripping yet”
“I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon.”
“Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word.”
“The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real. Five stars.”
“So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn’t put it down”
“With Daisy Jones, Taylor Jenkins Reid has conjured up a legend both on the page and off. A zeitgeist book for 2019, read it before the series becomes the next must-see.”
“DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a transporting novel – at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You’ll never want it to end.”
“A book that reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born – despite being utterly fictional . . . It’s also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don’t doubt, embrace it.”
“Brace for 2019’s first pop-culture sensation . . . we’re not exaggerating . . . new obsession, incoming . . . If you liked Almost Famous, you’ll love it.”
Stella Magazine, Telegraph
“The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it.”
“Prepare to be obsessed”
“With wonderfully layered and complex characters, Reid’s latest novel is brilliantly written and hard to put down”
“Utterly refreshing - and too charming not to love”
“Chances are that by the end of the year you’ll want to track down Daisy’s music and play it, even though the fabulous 1970s songbird never existed.”
Featuring Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Dire Straits and more, you can now listen to the official Daisy Jones and the Six playlist on Spotify.