“Daisy Jones & The Six”, An Intimate Tale of Desire and Dignity

Taylor Jenkins Reid first popped up on a great literary scene in 2017, when The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo came out. Since then whole blogosphere anxiously waited for a new novel and she didn’t disappoint.

Premise of “Daisy Jones & The Six” is simple really, on a dimly lit 70’s Rock scene a brilliant man meets a brilliant woman, and their musical exploration slowly turns into an intimate awareness of one another. The climax of the story is a realization of what wins the war : desire to belong to someone right for you or responsibility towards oneself and others.

If you haven’t read it yet, i STRONGLY recommend the audio book. The interview style narration , that slowly uncovers the tale-like story , pays attention to small details , textures, smells, emotional vibrations of voices and overall, feels like a mesmerizing music biopic ; you just need to close your eyes and see the movie unfold.

The core value of this novel is the intense clash of unrealistic characters with their realistic thought process. Even though it’s hard to relate with the woman everybody is obsessed with, woman who seems like an idealized rock icon… we deeply empathize with her inner turmoil. We understand protagonists’ pain as they realize that meeting someone right, who sees you just how you wanna be seen , isn’t always a Hollywood rom-com material if the timing is all wrong. I loved how the novel didn’t meet the expectations and refused it’s highly wanted ending, cause it’s more real that way.

Sometimes we meet out soul mates at the wrong time, in chaotic circumstances and we lose them. But it’s okay, it’s life. We should be glad we even met them and experienced this metaphysical feeling of being loved.

4 / 5 ⭐️


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