David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

David Bowie’s son has launched an online book club devoted to his father’s favorite reads!

Duncan Jones’s first pick is Peter Ackroyd’s 1985 novel Hawksmoor. He will begin online discussion, most likely on Twitter,  of the book on February 1st. 

Click here to read more about this unique book club. 

Bowie’s Top 100 Books – click the link to place a hold

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Money by Martin Amis
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
Beano (comic, ’50s)
Herzog by Saul  Bellow
Room At The Top by John Braine
Kafka Was The Rage by Anatole Broyard
The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
Silence: Lectures And Writing by John Cage
The Stranger by Albert Camus
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock by Nik Cohn
David Bomberg by Richard Cork
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews edited by Malcolm Cowley
The Bridge by Hart Crane
Beyond The Brillo Box by Arthur C. Danto
White Noise by Don DeLillo
A Grave For A Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin 
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos 
Strange People by Frank Edwards 
The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Before The Deluge by Otto Friedrich
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll by Charlie Gillete
Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom by Peter Guralnick
Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall
On Having No Head by Douglass Harding
Nowhere To Run The Story Of Soul Music by Gerri Hirshey
The Trial Of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Iliad by Homer 
Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood 
The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
All The Emperor’s Horses by David Kidd
Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Divided Self by R. D. Laing
The Leopard by Giusseppe Di Lampedusa
Passing by Nella Larson
Maldodor by Comte de Lautréamont
Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
Transcendental Magic, Its Doctine and Ritual by Eliphas Lévi
Blast by Wyndham Lewis
Mystery Train by Greil Marcus
In Between The Sheets by Ian McEwan
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima
The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
McTeague by Frank Norris
Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara
Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
The Street by Ann Petry
English Journey by J.B. Priestley
Private Eye (satirical magazine, ’60s – ’80s)
Raw (comic, ’80s)
City Of Night by John Rechy
Octobriana And The Russian Underground by Peter Sadecky
Tales Of Beatnik Glory by Ed Saunders
Teenage by Jon Savage
Last Exit To Brooklyn By Hubert  Selby, Jr.
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
In Bluebeard’s Castle by George Steiner
The Coast Of Utopia by Tom Stoppard
Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
The Insult by Rupert Thomson
Infants Of The Spring by Wallace Thurman
A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Viz (comic, early ’80s)
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders by Lawrence Weschler
The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West
The Life And Times Of Little Richard by Charles White
The Outsider by Colin Wilson
The Quest For Christa T by Christa Wolf
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn