Before his death in January 2016, David Bowie was a noted musician, actor, and was a prolific reader. On Twitter, Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones recently said that he has been “feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute” to his late father, and will be holding an online book club based on his father’s favorite books.
Bowie’s website provides a list of his 100 favorite books, and Jones, the director of Moon, Warcraft, and the forthcoming film Mute, said on Twitter that he’ll be starting off with Peter Ackroyd’s 1985 novel Hawksmoor. The novel follows two parallel storylines: one follows an 18th century church builder in London who performs human sacrifices, while the other is about a detective who is investigating murders in the same churches in the 1980s.
Jones says that he’ll begin talking about the book (presumably on Twitter) on February 1st, giving you one month to read the novel.