The Friday Face-Off is a meme initially created by Books by Proxy and is now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare a book’s different covers with a specific theme each week.
This week’s theme is a cover that depicts good and evil: “Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.” This week’s book is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
And the winner is… IT’S A DRAW!
Cover D intrigues me, it speaks to the duality of the titular character, the split nature of the one man becoming two. There’s also darkness and light to it that is really eye-catching. Cover H also does a similar job, depicting the duality of the character, though in a different manner. The angular geometric style leaps off the cover, while the starkly contrasting colours help delineate the two characters inhabiting one person.
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’s theme is a cover that is mostly red: “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues!”