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 week’s theme is a cover featuring the Sun: ‘…but Icarus flew too close.’

This week I picked Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard.

Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:

Cover E:


Cover F:


Cover G:


Cover H:



And the winner is… COVER D !

I like the simplicity of this cover: the dark colour scheme offset by the deep red of the sun is incredibly eye catching.

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 featuring a doll or puppet: ‘I got no strings to hold me down.’

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