Updated: Jan 22
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Ever heard of the seventies rock band The Six? Me neither. This is fiction. And it's a brave author who decides to tell the entire tale of sex, drugs and rock and roll through interviews.
But in this innovative novel, the skill's in the juxtaposition. Bandmate versus bandmate, it becomes an intricate dance, giving the reader fresh perspectives on events. Exposing the tensions. What's left unsaid tells the tale too as the band unravels inexorably before us.
Again and again, the book refuses to fall into tropes. All happy endings are refused and few of the characters are likeable. Daisy herself is a ridiculously talented self-absorbed brat.
And I think that's my issue with the ending of the story. Life goes on and the ending fizzles, leaving us expecting, wanting more.
Leaving me waiting impatiently for the comeback tour.