Bowie’s Books

Basically this review of two books on Bowie (one analysing his top 100 books) is a thinly veiled chance for me to start heading down a Bowie Spotify rabbit hole today. Goodbye!

20th-century fiction, books that touched on dadaism and surrealism, two histories of soul music… There were plenty of titles that suggested a curator who had come of age in the early 60s (On the RoadBilly Liar, Colin Wilson’s The Outsider), though with the inclusion of every issue of VizPrivate Eye and the Beano alongside Dante and Homer, the list was democratic, and clearly intended to give pointers on how to live a good life as much as signal an iconoclastic education.

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