Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie
by Néjib Author
A fairy tale about a space alien featuring slightly Quentin Blake-ish illustrations and an irreverent tone, this book shows David Bowie in his pre-Ziggy uncertainty. It’s a story of a young man growing into his role, from The Laughing Gnome to Life on Mars, from absurd to sublime. And it is the origin story about the awkwardness that precedes heroism. Or as Bowie once put it: “The earth is a bitch/We've finished our news/Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use...”
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