In recent “I’m not crying, you’re crying” pop culture news, David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones announced he was starting a book club dedicated to his father’s favorite reads, 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. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing…#Read-ItBig’nsTheBrain
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 27, 2017
Jones said on Twitter that his dad was a “beast of a reader…I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad.” He later tweeted that the club is kicking off with Hawksmoor as an “amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff.”
Bowie, before his death in January 2016, was an ardent reader, and you can find a list of his 100 favorite books on his site. Jones has directed Moon, Warcraft, and the soon-to-be-released film Mute starring Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard set in a futuristic Berlin.
Jones said that he’ll begin discussing the book via Twitter on February 1st, giving you almost a month to read the novel.