Everyone’s heard the news about David Bowie passing away on 1/10/16. I’m the first to admit that I have extremely limited knowledge of the man.
What I know about him consists of:
- He was in Labyrinth
- He sang.
- He dressed…oddly.
- He had a blown pupil from getting in a fight or something.
Anyways, the NYPL dug up a list he apparently posted on his Facebook page of his top 100 books. Needless to say, I was curious enough to dig through it. Wow. He had some books on there that I’d never heard of. Okay, that’s not really that surprising, considering I’m more of a pleasure reader than a serious reader, but still..
So how many did I know of? I’ll be honest: 11 that I’m sure of. There were a few that I thought sounded familiar, but if I couldn’t immediately go “OH, that’s about….” I didn’t include it.
How many of Bowie’s favorite books have you heard of or read?
I hope his family is finding peace and comfort in each other and memories of him today.