David Bowie’s son, the director and screenwriter Duncan Jones, has launched the “David Bowie Book Club” in honor of his late father. “My dad was a beast of a reader,” Jones tweeted. “I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad.” The book club is based off Bowie’s 2013 list of his “Top 100 Must Read Books.” The list includes works ranging from 1945 to 2008. Jones’ first choice is the award-winning 1985 novel Hawksmoor by Peter Aykroyd, one of Bowie’s “true loves” according to his son. Anyone who wishes to take part in the book club has until February 1 to finish the novel.
Last month, NTS Radio played a two-day tribute to Bowie featuring appearances by Iggy Pop, Dev Hynes, Thurston Moore, and others. Bowie, through archival footage, made multiple cameos in the new “Twin Peaks” revival.