Ziggy Stardust reads! From novels such as On The Road and Nineteen Eighty-Four to poetry, essays and works on history and music, David Bowie’s list of his 75 favourite books makes for fascinating reading.

david bowie books

A new retrospective of the David Bowie’s work at the Art Gallery of Ontario features 75 of his must-read books — a fascinating tour of his cross-disciplinary curiosity and the fuel for his combinatorial creativity. Although all but two of the books were published within Bowie’s lifetime — with the exceptions published within two years of his birth — he makes up for the presentism bias with an extraordinary diversity of disciplines, topics, and sensibilities. Read more: Brain Pickings.