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Book about David Bowie?

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Kione Thu 24-Nov-16 13:49:11

Sorry id this is in the wrong topic, not sure if this should be under "Music" or under "books"...
I am looking to buy a book about David Bowie to my partner. I wouldn't describe him as a die hard fan, but he thinks he was a genius, he loves watching his wit at interviews etc.

So could you recommend a book about him that I could buy?

Thanks!

CoteDAzur Tue 29-Nov-16 18:02:15

I'd be interested in a recommendation, too.

BeezerBubble Tue 29-Nov-16 18:09:15

This is a good read www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-David-Bowie-Nicholas-Pegg/dp/0857682903 , very comprehensive biography. Maybe a bit too in depth for the casual fan but a must for enthusiasts.

BeezerBubble Tue 29-Nov-16 18:17:59

Link to updated 2016 edition www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-David-Bowie-Revised-Updated/dp/1785653652/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480443321&sr=1-1&keywords=bowie

SatsukiKusakabe Tue 29-Nov-16 18:21:39

I think Strange Fascination by David Buckley was meant to be the definitive (so far..) and was the one sanctioned by Bowie. Haven't read any though...

SatsukiKusakabe Tue 29-Nov-16 18:22:44

Any others I meant to write. And I read that some time ago.

Gentleope Tue 29-Nov-16 18:30:15

I heard an interview about this one on R6 music the other day and it sounded quite good: Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie Hardcover – 3 Jan 2017
by Woody Woodmansey (Author),

KeithLeMonde Tue 29-Nov-16 18:40:26

This one gets great reviews: Ziggyology by Simon Goddard

www.amazon.co.uk/Ziggyology-Simon-Goddard/dp/0091948894/ref=sr_1_4

Kione Tue 29-Nov-16 19:14:33

I got Strange Fascination in the end.
Looks ok but I wouldn't recommend it if you want photos too! Its got some but black and white and peinted in regular paper (not glossy) no a problem for DP, but just saying.

MsAmerica Sun 18-Dec-16 22:04:03

This is a bit of a tangent, but perhaps he'd be interested in books that Bowie liked. Apparently Bowie was a big-time reader.

mentalfloss.com/article/73603/david-bowies-100-favorite-books-offer-peek-inside-artists-mind

Kione Mon 19-Dec-16 22:21:56

That is a good idea. Got the book sorted but that is very interesting. Thanks!

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