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on 10 June 2014
This was clearly a labour of love. Paolo Hewitt's text is the fruit of a lifetime of careful, attentive listening to Bowie, but the real pleasure of this book is the graphic content. Extraordinarily, it unearths a trove of unusual, but brilliant, images from across Bowie's career, that avoid most of the obvious visual cliches while still being stunningly impactful in their own right. It's also impressive that the coverage goes right up to the present, with a good and thoughtful section on 'The Next Day'. All in all, I'd say this is probably an even better and more satisfying compendium than the V&A's (very good) 'David Bowie Is' catalogue.
I can't imagine a David Bowie enthusiast not wanting to own this. I bought a copy as a birthday present for my wife, who likes Bowie as much as I like Dylan (i.e. a LOT), and she's been absolutely thrilled with it.