A little over a week ago, Jon came from Madrid with a gift for me, David Bowie’s illustrated biography. Bowie was my first love and I devoured the book in one sitting.
About the edition
The book is from the Lumen publishing house and is illustrated by Maria Hesse. Like everything Lumen does, it is a book to keep, the binding is in hardcover and the cover illustration has ink with glitter. Inside, the book combines, in a very balanced way, text and illustration; It is printed in full color and is characterized by a very fresh and casual style.
I’m not going to give you a summary as it is because, if you like Bowie you will already get an idea of the content of the book and, if you don’t at least you know that, being a biography, it is about his life.
I want to highlight, however, the fact that in this book they mix real facts with fiction to contribute to that ethereal and even extraterrestrial essence of Bowie.
The first example that comes to mind is the anecdote of his eye, he says his pupil was dilated because a small meteorite started in his eye one night when he was star gazing.
I loved the book. The way of narrating his life becomes very enjoyable and easy to read and the illustrations that accompany it make everything happen in your mind as if you were watching a movie.
I think it is sincere and truthful and that makes it excited. I even cried at the end.
If you like Bowie this book is made for you! I give it a 10/10!