One of the hottest properties making the rounds at that annual festival of literary wheeling and dealing, the Frankfurt Book Fair, isn’t some tome by the hot young author du jour. It’s a hard-to-classify work of nonfiction by a veteran rock star. Call it a book oddity.
To hear it from reports coming out of Frankfurt over the last four days, David Bowie’s mysterious secret project, “Bowie: Object,” has been generating a hive of buzz. Word of the book first leaked on the Publishers Weekly website last week, forcing the Thin White Duke to address its existence on davidbowie.com.
“We still don’t want to give too much away just yet, suffice to say that David Bowie has been working on a book called ‘Bowie: Object,’ ” a post on the site reads.