David Bowie’s son launches monthly book club honouring his father’s favourite literature

Film director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), the son of David Bowie, has launched an online book club dedicated to his late father’s favourite reads.

A list of Bowie’s 100 favourite books was first published in 2013, including works from T. S. Elliot, Truman Capote, Jack Kerouac, George Orwell and many more.

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Want to dive into David Bowie’s literary essentials? Join his son on a journey through the late icon’s favourite books, one at a time.

The book club was inspired by a post from Jones on Twitter. After the attention it received, the initiative was made official… beginning this month with Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.

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”. ( 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 ( 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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Via Rolling Stone.