Friday Face-Off – 1st February 2019

Friday Face-Off – 1st February 2019

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 cover theme is a comedy cover.

This week I have picked Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Cover A:

comedy1

Cover B:

comedy2

Cover C:

comedy3

Cover D:

comedy4

Cover E:

comedy5

Cover F:

comedy6

Cover G:

comedy7

Cover H:

comedy8

And the winner is… COVER H!

This week was a tough one to call for me. Cover A was close, as was E which reminds me of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy cover that I own. Cover H edged it for me though, the curious cat looking in through the window, and the look on the face of the man. The art style is really intriguing too.

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 featuring snakes: “Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.”

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Friday Face-Off – 7th July 2017

Friday Face-Off – 7th July 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 planet: “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”.

I’ve gone with a personal favourite comedy of mine – Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Cover A:

planet1

Cover B:

planet2

Cover C:

planet3

Cover D:

planet4

Cover E:

planet5

Cover F:

planet6

Cover G:

planet7

Cover H:

planet8

Cover I:

planet9

And the winner is… cover D!

I love this book, it’s one of my favourites. Cover D was my clear winner this week – it captures the zany, wacky mind of Douglas Adams, and the crazy elements of this fantastic, if silly story.

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 the undead: “This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”