David Bowie's son launches book club in his honour

David Bowie's son launches book club in his honour

David Bowie's son, director and screenwriter Duncan Jones, has launched a book club in tribute to his late father.

Announcing the David Bowie Book Club on Twitter, Jones tweeted: "My dad was a beast of a reader. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad.”

The titles selected for the David Bowie Book Club will be based on Bowie's 2013 list of his Top 100 Must Read Books, which includes titles such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (Penguin Modern Classics), A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Penguin Classics) and Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes (Vintage Classics). The list includes works ranging from 1945 to 2008.

The book club's first title will be Hawksmoor by British author Peter Aykroyd (Penguin Decades), one of Bowie’s “true loves” according to his son. Participants have until 1st February to read the novel.

Bowie died in 2016 aged 69. His death inspired a host of publishing including an anthology from Unbound featuring contributions writers including Neil Gaiman and Roddy Doyle and a colouring book from Quercus.