I have just finished reading 'To Major Tom' myself and I have to say it's not a bad read at all. The book is a novel written in the form of letters by 'Gary Weightman' to his idol, David Bowie. Gary begins writing to Bowie in 1972 and finishes in 2002, 30 years later. In that time, we read as Gary starts off as an angst-ridden teenager in a boarding school (Colditz) in Bournemouth to a travel agent father of two. Gary shares his most imtimate thoughts with Bowie, ensuring that his albums and songs within them serve as inspiration and solace throughout the good and bad times in his life.
If I had any complaint to make about the book, it would be the fact that you had to be there in the 1970s to recognise some of the events that Gary references in his letters to Bowie. Sadly, for me, I was not around and so found myself a little lost in the narrative. Overall, though, it wasn't a big issue. The book was a very good read.
Finally, I would say that anybody who plastered their bedroom walls with posters of Bowie (or, indeed, any of their musical heroes) or who ran out to buy the newly-released LP on the first day of release will surely recognise themselves here. If that is you, then this book is highly recommended.
Thanks for reading.