Friday Face-Off – 4th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 4th October 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 theme is a cover that is 60s horror: “Feed me, Seymour!” For this I’ve picked Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… COVER G!

This was very nearly a draw. Cover G just edged it for me. The colours and art style caught my attention, alongside the somewhat deranged look on the merry-go-round horse. Cover B was a close second – I really liked the vibrant yet simple style to this one.

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 features an inn: “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”

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Friday Face-Off – 20th January 2017

Friday Face-Off – 20th January 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 spacecraft: “Slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God.”

This week I picked an author I still have yet to read – Raymond Bradbury and his book, R is for Rocket.

Cover A:
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Cover B:
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Cover C:
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Cover D:
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Cover E:
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Cover F:
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And the winner is… cover D!

I look at cover D and feel it is evocative of how visionaries of our past imagined our future. It has a look of the 1950s and ’60s advertising. And on top of all of that, it wouldn’t look out of place in something like a childhood favourite cartoon of mine – The Jetsons. I would like to give a special mention to my second place cover, cover E.

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 will be looking for a cover featuring a book or books: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”