Happy Saturday! How are you all today? Good I hope. Since it is Saturday that means that it is time for another book review. this week it is the turn of one of the most hyped book of the year so far, Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. So, let’s do this!
Well this book was a surprise. I picked it up not really knowing much about it other than the fact that the bookish community is going absolutely insane for it. and you know what, although I am not as obsessed with it as everyone else seems to be, I did really enjoy it.
I was pleasantly surprised by how detailed and complex this story is. I wasn’t sure how detailed it could be considering that it is told through an interview format, but it really took me by surprise. It was so much more complex then I was expecting and I loved that. I really appreciated how much detail Jenkins Reid managed to work into this book. I could really picture what was happening, which I wasn’t sure I would be able to do (having had little experience of the interview format). Also, I listened to the audiobook for this one and I am so glad that I did. it was like listening to a podcast. It really helped to draw me in and keep my attention. If you are going to read it, I could highly recommend listening to the audiobook. It has a full cast and was honestly brilliant.
What I was most surprised by however was the complexity of the characters. I wasn’t expecting this story to be so open and honest about addiction and the lifestyle surrounding the rock and roll genre in the 70s (well, it’s still the same today but still). It added a layer of honesty and reality to the story that just made it so much more interesting to read. I loved how dark it made the story. I was also really impressed by how different each character was. although they all shared similar traits (love of music, drug use ect, ect) each character was very unique and easy to identify. There was no getting them mixed up with one another, which is always the worry with a book with as many characters as this one. But character had so much f their own personality that it was so simple to remember who was who.
Altogether, this is a really good book. I can 100% see why the whole world is obsessed with it. for me personally, I enjoyed it a lot, but I wouldn’t say that I diehard love it. I know so many people who instantly start reading it again as soon as they finish, but I really don’t see the appeal. And I think that is a very good indicator of my feelings towards it. It is very good, but not the best thing that I have ever read.
4 out of 5 (possibly 4.5)
And there we have it. have you read Daisy Jones And The Six? What was the last book that you read because of the hype? Before this, mine was probably The Cruel Prince. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.