Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover featuring a street lamp: “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”.
I’ve gone for a book I have never read before for this week, with J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls.
And the winner is… cover H!
I really like this cover – simple, atmospheric and dark. This one won hands down for me this week!
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 week I will be looking for a cover featuring a casino: “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework.”