David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones review – skilful and revelatory

The GQ editor’s biography is comprehensive and full of new revelations and details

There have been many books about David Bowie, both before and after his death, but GQ editor Dylan Jones’s is among the best, as well as the most revelatory. Jones sensibly chooses to use the verbatim testimonies of Bowie’s friends, loved ones, colleagues and admirers (as well as a few sceptics) and skilfully teases out hitherto unknown facts and details. It is unlikely, for instance, that any other biography has taken such care to explore the formative role of Beckenham in Bowie’s early career.

For any admirer of the great man, there is a smorgasbord of new information, mixed with well-judged analysis. But even for agnostics, there is no denying Jones’s flair and dedication in giving his hero the most comprehensive of eulogies.

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