David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has started an online book club honoring his late father.
In 2013, David revealed his 100 favorite books on his official website, and this week (beg25Dec17), 46-year-old movie director Duncan invited fans to join him in reading his dad’s top tomes, starting with Peter Ackroyd’s 1985 novel Hawksmoor.
“My dad was a beast of a reader. One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities,” he tweeted. “I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing…
“Anyone who wants to join along, we are reading Peter Ackroyd’s ‘Hawksmoor,’ as an amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff. You have until Feb 1.”
Plans for the book club were confirmed on David’s official Instagram page, where representatives wrote, “In case you’ve not already seen it on Twitter, Duncan Jones has now kicked off what we’re calling the Bowie Book Club“.
“(Hawksmoor is) a work we’ve loved for a long time here at DBHQ, since David first recommended it many years ago,” the message continued.
Other notable titles the Starman singer named among his favorites include Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
The rock legend passed away aged 69 in January 2016 after a battle with cancer.