A tribute to David Bowie through book club. Son of late musician, David Bowie, launches book club featuring his father’s favorites.

An honor to David Bowie’s insatiable appetite for words and literature, son of late rockstar slash superstar, Duncan Jones, has launched an online book club called “Bowie Book Club”. Bowie’s top 100 Book List will be listed online, with the first of Jones’ literary odyssey being Peter Ackroyd’s 1985 post-modernist novel, Hawksmoor. Readers will have until the beginning of February before the online discussion takes place.

A Tribute To David Bowie Through Book Club

Bowie with Keaton Book, New Mexico 1975 © Steve Schapiro

Jones who is a director and screenwriter well known for “Moon” and “Warcraft” had “been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad,” Jones said in an online post. The 100 books listed in his favorites ranges from 1945 to 2008, featuring titles including A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, dystopian novels like George Orwell’s 1984, not forgetting a music book Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dreams of Freedom.

Although Jones may not have been much in the spotlight throughout his father’s career, we may assume that the idea of an online bookstore allows that intimacy to seep in between his father and his fans, albeit through books. Avid readers and literary junkies get a glimpse of David Bowie’s personal lives, through the books he reads. As we lament and remember his legacy for his passing two years ago, we can continually enliven the sparks of passion through his personal favorite reads, one book at a time.

DUNCAN LAUNCHES BOWIE BOOK CLUB VIA TWITTER “Screaming above Central London…” Back in October 2013 we exclusively posted the complete list of “DAVID BOWIE’S TOP 100 BOOKS”. (http://smarturl.it/BowieBooksFull100) In case you’ve not already seen it on Twitter, Duncan Jones has now kicked off what we’re calling the Bowie Book Club. Here’s what he said about the idea and his first selection. + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27 My dad was a beast of a reader. One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing… #Read-ItBig’nsTheBrain Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27 Alright gang! Anyone who wants to join along, we are reading Peter Ackroyd’s “Hawksmoor,” as an amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff. You have until Feb 1. + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + Hawksmoor is in DAVID BOWIE’S TOP 100 BOOKS list, indeed it’s one of the books we illustrated in our montage back in 2013. It’s also a work we’ve loved for a long time here at DBHQ, since David first recommended it many years ago. Go here (https://t.co/wNp8N91EsD) for the synopsis of this gripping and terrible tale of two Londons separated by two and a half centuries. #BowieBookClub #ReadingIsBrainFood

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