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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

David Bowie’s Top 100

Rock legend David Bowie (David Robert Jones) told an interviewer recently that if he had not become a musician he “would have written novels” and referred to his songs as “little stories set to music.” As part of an exhibition opening in Canada, a list of the singer-songwriter’s  top 100 books has been released ("From Homer to Orwell: David Bowie’s 100 favourite books revealed," The Independent, Oct. 1, 2013).  Here are a few selections from the list:

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
White Noise by Don DeLillo

1984 by George Orwell
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes

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