Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.
It has been an extremely long tie since I've done a Friday Face-Off! I had a discussion post planned, but unfortunately this week has gotten crazy and I don't have as much time as I wanted to dedicate to it, so I thought now would be a great time to bring back this blog meme.
This week's topic is:
Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs - A cover featuring a gravestone
This was surprisingly difficult. Out of books I've read, I could only come up with one... Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. I guess it seems like a pretty obvious one, also. There's quite a number of covers for this one and most of them seem to have some sort of graveyard/tombstone image on the cover, so I've collected a few of those to share here.
I really like a lot of these. but the one that stands out most to me for its creativity and unique design is this lovely Italian edition:
Which cover is your favorite? Is there a cover not here that you like better? Let me know!