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Bowie's books : the hundred literary heroes who changed his life / John O'Connell ; with illustrations by Luis Paadin.

By: O'Connell, John, 1972-.
Contributor(s): Paadin, Luis [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1526605805; 9781526605801.Other title: Bowies books.Subject(s): Bowie, David -- Books and reading | English literature -- History and criticism | American literature -- History and criticism | Books and reading | Best booksDDC classification: 782.42166092 Summary: Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in. Brilliantly illustrated throughout and the perfect gift for Bowie fans and book lovers, Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'Brilliant. The unwritten Bowie book that needed writing' CAITLIN MORAN

'What is your idea of perfect happiness?'
'Reading.'

'What is the quality you most like in a man?'
'The ability to return books.'

Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life o a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange , the Iliad to the Beano , these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was.
In Bowie's Books , John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.

Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime- it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-261).

Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in. Brilliantly illustrated throughout and the perfect gift for Bowie fans and book lovers, Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.