Tuesday, 20 December 2016
FOUR new books about Gary Numan
It was the biggest arts mystery for decades why there were so few books about Gary Numan, a pop artist of genuine stature who has an on-going career of almost four decades, so I rolled up my sleeves and duly added a couple of books to the marketplace - Gary Numan, An Annotated Scrapbook and Understanding Gary Numan. I'm now delighted to report that there are four more new books about or by Gary Numan.
First up is Remind Me To Smile by Martin Downham. This is a memoir of growing up during the seventies and eighties and puts Numan in context with the life and arts of the period for a young British boy.
It's available here:
The second book is by Gary Choppen, who has long been known and admired as a pillar of the Gary Numan fan community. His book is called Numan and M.E. Memories of a Numanoid and is available here:
The two other books are by Gary Numan himself but alas, priced out of most and my range. From his on-line store at http://www.garynuman.co.uk/store/ you can order a 48-page book of photographs of his Splinter concert tour.
The other book contains a children's story he has written and is included in a collection called Stories for Ways and Means