Daisy Jones and the Six
I'm about 3/4 of the way through the audiobook of Daisy Jones and the Six. It's one of the most talked about and beloved books of the year, but I'm not quite as enthralled with it as everyone else. I do love the full cast of the audio version and think it helps bring the story to life, but the actual writing isn't living up to expectations. Did anyone else notice the use of a lot of common cliches? That always pulls me out of a story. Daisy Jones is also my least favorite character, but I'm generally not a fan of overly flawed characters so that's expected for me. I'm eager to find out what happens to the band, but I think I just was hoping for more from the story.
Has anyone else read this and had similar thoughts? If not, what do you love about the story or characters?
I haven't read it, but certainly I've seen it everywhere, it feels like. Is it a debut novel for the author? Cliches seem to be a pitfall there! I'm grateful for your thoughts, since sometimes it's hard to know if a popular novel would be my type or not. Overly-flawed protagonists aren't my favourite either, actually. And if they do have deep flaws, they at least have to have some redemption and character growth to give me a satisfying ending! Like in The Woman in the Window, which I loved, Anna is pretty flawed and broken, but you can see hope and progress for her.
I'm curious what other people have to say about Daisy Jones and the Six!