Duncan Jones starts book club in honor of david bowie

Duncan Jones starts book club in honor of david bowie

Fans of David Bowie will be pleased to know that his son, Duncan Jones, has provided them with a way to reconnect with the dearly departed singer/actor. He is launching the Bowie Book club to honor his father’s love of reading. 

Not surprisingly, Jones selected one of his father’s “true loves” (Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd) as the first novel to be read by the club.

That gives anyone wanting to join the better part of a month to get on the ball. The book averages around 250 pages, depending on the print, and follows a London detective investigating murders committed on church sites. Doesn’t seem like too daunting a task, however, this is assuming you can get your hands on a copy of Hawksmoor. Americans have very limited access to the title and will be facing inflated prices. A quick search on Amazon shows you’d have a hard time finding it for less than $70 and some listing prices even exceed $1,000. Fortunately, Jones has taken notice of the problem and will prevent this from happening again in the future.

You may get lucky and be able to find a copy at your local library. If you’re okay with an audio version, that’s also a practical option, and Amazon has it in their Audible collection. Hopefully, Jones is true to his word as far as future book selections or the U.S. may need to make their own version of the Bowie Book Club. 

The selection of books will follow a list of David Bowie’s top 100 books. You can scope out the list on the Open Book website. Stay tuned to Duncan Jones’s twitter feed to keep current with club news.

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