David Bowie

This New David Bowie Bookclub Is Hunky Dory!

If there’s anything we should take with us from year to year, it should sure as hell be the spirit of David Bowie. The legend and musician has encouraged all generations to let their freak flag fly and embrace identity, creativity, and individuality. Now, starting 2018 with a little stardust is easier than we thought.

 

The late singer’s son has decided to create a special and unique book club in his honor. Are the fans invited? Absolutely.

 

David and Duncan

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In Open Culture’s article, we get the scoop on how Bowie was always a reader. “I took with me hundreds and hundreds of books,” Bowie had explained in a past interview when he was travelling to Mexico on a movie set. “I was going through all these books and they were pouring out all over the floor– there were just mountains of books.” Eventually Bowie ditched his traveling book stash, but his passion for reading was still ever-present.

 

Now, his son Duncan Jones is bringing that passion to all of us. He announced the heartfelt tribute in a recent tweet:

 

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.

 

Kicking off this informal book club is Ackroyd’s 1985 postmodern novel Hawksmoor which draws on two parallel universes of two different men. A witty work will lead followers into more serious books after, but for now, it’s all fun.

 

Bowie Book Club

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To follow the Bowie Book gang, follow Jones’s Twitter page! You have until February 1st to get the first book done. Now is our time to shine bookworms, put on your red shoes and let’s read.

 

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