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Bowie Top 100 books:
- Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
- Inferno by Dante Alighieri
- Money by Martin Amis
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
- Herzog by Saul Bellow
- Room at the Top by John Braine
- Kafka was the Rage by Anatole Broyard
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- Silence: Lectures and Writing by John Cage
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
- Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
- The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
- Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock by Nik Cohn
- David Bomberg by Richard Cork
- Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews by Malcolm Cowley (editor)
- The Bridge by Hart Crane
- Beyond the Brillo Box by Arthur C Danto
- White Noise by Don DeLillo
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
- Strange People by Frank Edwards
- The Waste Land by TS Eliot
- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
- A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes
- The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Before the Deluge by Otto Friedrich
- The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock And Roll by Charlie Gillett
- Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
- Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom by Peter Guralnick
- Hall’s Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art by James A Hall
- On Having No Head by Douglass Harding
- Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music by Gerri Hirshey
- The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
- The Iliad by Homer
- Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
- The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
- The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- All the Emperor’s Horses by David Kidd
- Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
- The Divided Self by RD Laing
- The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa
- Passing by Nella Larson
- Maldodor by Comte de Lautréamont
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
- Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
- Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual by Eliphas Lévi
- Blastby Wyndham Lewis
- Mystery Train by Greil Marcus
- In Between the Sheets by Ian McEwan
- Puckoon by Spike Milligan
- The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
- The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
- McTeague by Frank Norris
- Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara
- Inside the Whale and Other Essays by George Orwell
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
- The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
- Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
- The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
- The Street by Ann Petry
- A Grave for a Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
- English Journey by JB Priestley
- City of Night by John Rechy
- Octobriana and the Russian Underground by Peter Sadecky
- Tales of Beatnik Glory by Ed Saunders
- Teenage by Jon Savage
- Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr
- In Bluebeard’s Castle by George Steiner
- Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
- The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard
- The Insult by Rupert Thomson
- Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
- Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
- Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
- Mr Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders by Lawrence Weschler
- The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
- The Outsider by Colin Wilson
- The Quest for Christa T by Christa Wolf
- The Life and Times of Little Richard by Charles White
- Black Boy by Richard Wright
- Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Beano comic
- Raw comic
- Viz comic
- Private Eye magazine
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