DAVID BOWIE'S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS

A mighty list by a mighty man. 🔷 Source: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/special_feature_how_read_bowie 🔷 100. The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby (2008)
  1. 99.
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (2007)
  2. 98.
    The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard (2007)
  3. 97.
    Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945, Jon Savage (2007)
  4. 96.
    Fingersmith, Sarah Waters (2002)
  5. 95.
    The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens (2001)
  6. 94.
    Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler (1997)
  7. 93.
    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924, Orlando Figes (1997)
  8. 92.
    The Insult, Rupert Thomson (1996)
  9. 91.
    Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon (1995) / @vanzorn
  10. 90.
    The Bird Artist, Howard Norman (1994)
  11. 89.
    Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir, Anatole Broyard (1993)
  12. 88.
    Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, Arthur C Danto (1992)
  13. 87.
    Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Camille Paglia (1990)
  14. 86.
    David Bomberg, Richard Cork (1988) Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, Peter Guralnick (1986)
  15. 85.
    Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, Peter Guralnick, 1986
  16. 84.
    The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin (1986)
  17. 83.
    Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd (1985)
  18. 82.
    Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music, Gerri Hirshey (1984)
  19. 81.
    Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter (1984)
  20. 80.
    Money, Martin Amis (1984)
  21. 79.
    White Noise, Don DeLillo (1984)
  22. 78.
    Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes (1984)
  23. 77.
    The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White (1984)
  24. 76.
    A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn (1980)
  25. 75.
    A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1980)
  26. 74.
    Interviews with Francis Bacon, David Sylvester (1980)
  27. 73.
    Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler (1980)
  28. 72.
    Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess (1980)
  29. 71.
    Raw, a "graphix magazine" (1980-91)
  30. 70.
    Viz, magazine (1979 –)
  31. 69.
    The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels (1979)
  32. 68.
    Metropolitan Life, Fran Lebowitz (1978)
  33. 67.
    In Between the Sheets, Ian McEwan (1978)
  34. 66.
    Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, ed Malcolm Cowley (1977)
  35. 65.
    The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes (1976)
  36. 64.
    Tales of Beatnik Glory, Ed Saunders (1975)
  37. 63.
    Mystery Train, Greil Marcus (1975)
  38. 62.
    Selected Poems, Frank O'Hara (1974)
  39. 61.
    Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, Otto Friedrich (1972)
  40. 60.
    In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Re-definition of Culture, George Steiner (1971)
  41. 59.
    Octobriana and the Russian Underground, Peter Sadecky (1971)
  42. 58.
    The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, Charlie Gillett(1970)
  43. 57.
    The Quest for Christa T, Christa Wolf (1968)
  44. 56.
    Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock, Nik Cohn (1968)
  45. 55.
    The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)
  46. 54.
    Journey into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg (1967)
  47. 53.
    Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr (1966)
  48. 52.
    In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1965)
  49. 51.
    City of Night, John Rechy (1965)
  50. 50.
    Herzog, Saul Bellow (1964)
  51. 49.
    Puckoon, Spike Milligan (1963)
  52. 48.
    The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford (1963)
  53. 47.
    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea, Yukio Mishima (1963)
  54. 46.
    The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin (1963)
  55. 45.
    A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess (1962)
  56. 44.
    Inside the Whale and Other Essays, George Orwell (1962)
  57. 43.
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark (1961)
  58. 42.
    Private Eye, magazine (1961 –)
  59. 41.
    On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious, Douglas Harding (1961)
  60. 40.
    Silence: Lectures and Writing, John Cage (1961)
  61. 39.
    Strange People, Frank Edwards (1961)
  62. 38.
    The Divided Self, RD Laing (1960)
  63. 37.
    All the Emperor's Horses, David Kidd (1960)
  64. 36.
    Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse (1959)
  65. 35.
    The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa (1958)
  66. 34.
    On the Road, Jack Kerouac (1957)
  67. 33.
    The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard (1957)
  68. 32.
    Room at the Top, John Braine (1957)
  69. 31.
    A Grave for a Dolphin, Alberto Denti di Pirajno (1956)
  70. 30.
    The Outsider, Colin Wilson (1956)
  71. 29.
    Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
  72. 28.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (1949)
  73. 27.
    The Street, Ann Petry (1946)
  74. 26.
    Black Boy, Richard Wright (1945)
  75. 25.
    The Portable Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Parker, 1944
  76. 24.
    The Outsider, Albert Camus, 1942
  77. 23.
    The Day of the Locust, Nathanael West, 1939
  78. 22.
    The Beano, (comic) 1938 –
  79. 21.
    The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell, 1937
  80. 20.
    Mr. Norris Changes Trains, Christopher Isherwood, 1935
  81. 19.
    English Journey, J.B. Priestley, 1934
  82. 18.
    Infants of the Spring, Wallace Thurman, 1932
  83. 17.
    The Bridge, Hart Crane, 1930
  84. 16.
    Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh, 1930
  85. 15.
    As I lay Dying, William Faulkner, 1930
  86. 14.
    The 42nd Parallel, John Dos Passos, 1930
  87. 13.
    Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin, 1929
  88. 12.
    Passing, Nella Larsen, 1929
  89. 11.
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence, 1928
  90. 10.
    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
  91. 9.
    The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot, 1922
  92. 8.
    BLAST, ed. Wyndham Lewis, 1914-15
  93. 7.
    McTeague, Frank Norris, 1899
  94. 6.
    Transcendental Magic, Its Doctrine and Ritual, Eliphas Lévi, 1896
  95. 5.
    Les Chants de Maldoror, Lautréamont, 1869
  96. 4.
    Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1856
  97. 3.
    Zanoni, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1842
  98. 2.
    Inferno, from the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, about 1308-1321
  99. 1.
    The Iliad, Homer, about 800 BC