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David Bowie’s Son Creates Online Book Club In Honor of His Father

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Before his sudden death in January 2016, David Bowie was an avid reader, even publishing a list of his 100 favorite books back in 2013.

Now, his son Duncan Jones, has decided to pay tribute to his father’s love of literature by creating an online book club.

“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,” Jones, a director and screenwriter, tweeted over the holidays.

The original post was followed up a few days later with a photo of the book and the caption “Alright, you. Let’s do this!”.

But Jones seemingly made it official on January 31st, tweeting, “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.”

For the official list of David Bowie’s Top 100 Books, visit


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