Friday Face-Off – 16th November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 16th November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a scary cover: ‘There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’

For this week I have stretched the theme just a little with my choice of Misery by Stephen King.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… A DRAW!

Covers B and H take a share of the spoils this week. I absolutely love this book, and Kathy Bates and James Caan did an amazing job of bringing Annie Wilkes and Paul Sheldon to life. While not a classically scary tale, it is dark and twisted. The intimidation and anticipation of what is to come ratchet up the tension. Cover B is tense with the presence of the typewriter, all important to the story, with the silhouette of an axe shadowing the paper. Cover H is a simple cover, but the shadowing gives it an almost face-like appearance with a menacing look to it.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a mermaid or merman: ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’

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Friday Face-Off – 9th November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 9th November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a critter of the eight legged variety: ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’

For this theme I have gone with Lord of the Spiders by Michael Moorcock.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER E!

I went for something a little different this week, an old-school sci-fi/fantasy style. The orangutan-arachnid hybrid caught my eye. It interests me enough to want to read it.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a scary cover: ‘There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’

Friday Face-Off – 2nd November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 2nd November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover inspired by Bonfire Night: ‘Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November.’

For this theme I have gone with Bonfire by Krysten Ritter.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

Just a bonfire – nothing more, nothing less. This one gives nothing away about the book, which I actually quite like.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a book cover featuring a critter of the eight legged variety: ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’

Friday Face-Off – 26th October 2018

Friday Face-Off – 26th October 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover inspired by Halloween: ‘Trick or Treat!’

For this theme I have gone with Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

Simple design with simple colours make for a very effective cover. The rich orange pumpkin screams Halloween like few other symbols manage!

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a book cover inspired by Bonfire Night: ‘Remember, remember! The Fifth of November!’

Friday Face-Off – 19th October 2018

Friday Face-Off – 19th October 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover that is from a horror novel: ‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!’

For this theme I have gone with The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

I can’t entirely make out what the figure on the cover is, but at the same time it speaks to me of what I expect for Lovecraft – an indescribable horror. Dark and moody, with a mysteriousness borne of the almost indistinguishable creature.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a book cover inspired by Halloween: ‘Trick or Treat!’

Friday Face-Off – 12th October 2018

Friday Face-Off – 12th October 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover that is from mystery novel: ‘The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.’

For this theme I have gone with The Client by John Grisham.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER F!

I like this cover a lot. The dark wooded road with a lone car and the shafts of moonlight streaming through add a mysterious air.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a book cover from a horror novel: ‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!’

Friday Face-Off – 5th October 2018

Friday Face-Off – 5th October 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover that is ‘noir’:  ‘He sounded like a man who had slept well and didn’t owe too much money.’

This weeks’ book is one of the all-time greats in the comic book world: Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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This week was a little more difficult as I really liked all of the covers this week. That said, cover D edges it for me. Dark and moody, it really hits the nail on the head for the noir vibe.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a book cover from a mystery novel: ‘The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.’