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 an insect: “If I be waspish, best beware my sting.”

As soon as I saw the theme this week I knew what my pick was going to be, a fantastic book I read quite some time ago: Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs.

Cover A:

insect1

Cover B:

insect2

Cover C:

insect3

Cover D:

insect4

Cover E:

insect5

Cover F:

insect6

Cover G:

insect7

Cover H:

insect8

And the winner is… COVER E!

Normally I wouldn’t pick a movie cover, but I love this one. It is simple and effective, and reminds me of the cover I read many years back. It hints to an unspoken horror, and the moth is centre stage here.

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 horse: “Being born in a stable does not make me a horse.”

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