Ziggy Star­dust and the Spi­ders from Mars

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

Another in­ver­sion: Just as the Mon­kees learned to be real, David Bowie yearned to be fake. What a ge­nius. But what many im­i­ta­tors of Bowie’s shape-shift­ing too of­ten for­get is that he wanted his most cel­e­brated al­ter ego to be more than hu­man — a pan­sex­ual space alien for starters, and a rockand-roll icon for the ages.

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