John O’Connell: Bowie’s Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

£16.99

Hardback release date: November 14th 2019

Pre-order one of the most influential reading lists ever assembled, lovingly brought to life in this book: definitely one of the best ways to get to know the real David Bowie.

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‘What is your idea of perfect happiness?’ ‘Reading.’

‘What is the quality you most like in a man?’ ‘The ability to return books.’

Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life – a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie’s Books, John O’Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.

Bowie’s Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

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