Friday Face-Off – 25th January 2019

Friday Face-Off – 25th January 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 cover depicting a monk, priest or person of the cloth: ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’.

For this theme I have gone with Small Gods by Sir Terry Pratchett.

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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And the winner is… COVER B!

Firstly, it’s the only cover that actually features a priest. Secondly, it’s a Josh Kirby classic. Kirby is one of two artists (alongside Paul Kidby) so inextricably tied to Discworld that their works are almost unparalleled. A Kirby cover is always a winner in my book. Cover E is a close second as the cover I own.

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 comedy cover.

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