Friday Face-Off – 14th April 2017

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 rabbit: “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate.”

For this weeks’ Easter weekend Friday Face-Off I picked the classic novel, Watership Down.

Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:


Cover E:


Cover F:


Cover G:


Cover H:


Cover I:


Cover J:


Cover K:


And the winner is… J!

This week was somewhat more difficult for me to pick a winner. There aren’t many weeks, although I select all the covers I feature, where I like every single cover that appears, but this week has thrown up an entire run of covers that appeal to me. That said, I did manage to put cover J slightly ahead of the others. Having seen the film, I felt this cover represented some of the foreboding and oppressiveness that the animated film brought with 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 week I will be looking for a cover featuring a bridge: “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward.”

2 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off – 14th April 2017

  1. Cover J definitely reflects my experience of the film the most. I’ve not read the book. A part of me really wants to, while at the same time a part of me dreads the idea, as I watched the film quite a few times as a child, and felt disturbed by it every time. If I knew nothing about the story, covers F and H are the ones that would attract my attention most in a bookshop 🙂


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