David Bowie Book Club Launched by His Son Duncan Jones

Selections will come from a list of David Bowie's Top 100 Books
David Bowie Book Club Launched by His Son Duncan Jones
If you're a massive David Bowie fan who's always wanted to join a book club, you're in luck, as the "Bowie Book Club" has just been launched by the late icon's son Duncan Jones.

The project comes in the wake of a list published in 2013 that laid out Bowie's top 100 books, with said list now outlining the planned reads for club members.

In the announcement, Jones — who has a day job as the filmmaker behind such movies as Moon and Source Code — had this to say:

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.

As you can see, the club is an informal one and anyone can join. The resulting book club discussions will presumably go down with Jones via Twitter, and you have until February 1 to complete the club's first book, Peter Aykroyd's 1985 detective novel Hawksmoor.
 
 

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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Other books included on Bowie's favourites list that could soon be part of the book club include A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell, The Stranger by Albert Camus, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima, among many others.

You can see the complete list of David Bowie's Top 100 Books over here. His LPs are available through Umusic.