- 03 Jan 18
Duncan Jones - the famous director who also happens to be the son of Bowie - has started the David Bowie Book Club.
Duncan Jones has started a book club in his father's honour, and is giving fans until February 1 to finish Hawksmoor, a highly acclaimed novel from 1985, featuring parallel stories about an 18th century architect and a 20th century detective. James took to Twitter to give further details. The Tweet reads:
'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.'
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. ❤️
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 27, 2017
It's said that Bowie managed to finish one book a day, so Jones has based his syllabus on a 2013 list of Bowie’s 'Top 100 Must Read Books.' This was put together by the curators of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibition David Bowie Is. Books include important British historical texts, as well as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Fran Leibowitz’s Metropolitan Life.
Duncan Jones went on to say: “My dad was a beast of a reader...One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain and its cities. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing…”