Friday, April 29, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Starman: David Bowie – The Definitive Biography

Title: Starman: David Bowie – The Definitive Biography

Author: Paul Trynka

Publisher: Sphere

RRP: $35.00

ISBN: 9781847442390

Release Date: March 2011

Pages: 448


David Bowie is one of our greatest icons. This is the definitive biography.

David Bowie - famously described as rock's greatest chameleon - has lived an extraordinary life. From his early years in post-war, bombed out Brixton to a troubled later childhood in Bromley, to the decadent glamour of Ziggy Stardust to his controversial Berlin period, Bowie's life has been filled with drama. One of our most fascinating stars, his story has never been satisfactorily told until now.

Paul Trynka has interviewed over two hundred friends, ex-lovers and fellow musicians in order to write the definitive biography of Bowie. The result is a compelling, intimate and revealing book that will appeal to Bowie's millions of fans around the world.


Paul Trynka is the former editor of Mojo. He lives in South London with his wife and son.


Starman is a very well written biography of the legendary icon, David Bowie. I’ve read a couple of books about Bowie over the years and thought I’d heard everything there was to know about Bowie. Starman has some interesting details revealed through the numerous people who have played a part in the life of this musician and actor.

The book covers from Bowie’s childhood to the last few years, so there is some pretty current information as well as the classic years.

Great and very informative book if you are a Bowie fan.

No comments: