Friday Face-Off – 6th October 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 weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a whale: “Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.”

This week I have gone with a literary classic, Herman Melvilles’ Moby Dick.

Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:


Cover E:


Cover F:


Cover G:


Cover H:


And the winner is… COVER H!

Something about this cover catches my eye. Between the simple monochrome visuals, to the stylised appearance of the whale and the hunters.

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 windmill: “The tall white windmills that came to her mind. How their skinny long arms all turned, but never together, except for just once in a while two of them would be turning the same way, their arms poised at the same place in the sky.”

5 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off – 6th October 2017

  1. Lots of visually striking ones to choose from. My favourites are C and G but I agree H is very imaginative as well. Not sure if any of the covers though would tempt me to embark on reading the book!


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