Need A Hobby In 2018? Join The David Bowie Book Club!

31 December 2017, 13:45 | Updated: 31 December 2017, 13:56

Duncan Jones and David Bowie 2009

Duncan Jones has promised to curate a reading list for Bowie’s fans in 2018…

David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, has announced he’ll be running a “book club” in the New Year, based on his late father’s favourite works.

On Twitter, Duncan announced “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…”

He then followed this up by tweeting: “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."


The official David Bowie account has endorsed the idea and reminded everyone of the full list of Bowie’s favourite books, which was listed back on 2013.

 

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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You can read the full list Of David Bowie's 100 Favourite Books here.

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