Sadly, Daisy Jones & The Six did not live up to the hype for me. I’m not sure it would be possible – this book has had so. much. hype. But I was left wondering why?
TJR is a captivating writer. It would be difficult not to get caught up in this story because it is a good one. Daisy’s desire to be taken seriously as a musician and a writer in a male-dominated industry, Billy’s struggle between addiction and family, Camila’s faith in her husband and her trust in their relationship, Karen’s need to remain independent – I found something to appreciate from all of their stories.
Unfortunately, Daisy spends most of her life doing drugs and shirking responsibility. She’s wildly talented, but it’s not something she’s ever worked at, and her annoyance at not being taken seriously is, unfortunately, justifiable. By the time she does start putting actual effort into her writing, she’s already stumbled into the right place to make it happen.
I don’t think I understood Billy and Camila’s relationship. Camila’s dedication to this man who, besides providing a pretty good life for her, hasn’t been great with the actual relationship parts. But from the beginning, she stands by his side, no matter how unfaithful or dangerous he acts. At least Billy made sense – he’s not actively making these bad decisions; he’s struggling with addiction while being in a position that means he’s constantly surrounded by drugs, alcohol, and women. But it’s hard to see how their relationship makes sense when they spend so little time together and pretend not to know each other’s secrets.