Friday, October 19, 2018

The Friday Face-Off: A Horror Cover

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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.

I felt that it was time to join in another Friday Face-Off, so here we go!

This week's topic is:
“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!” – A horror cover

I read Bird Box last year and loved it, so I figured that it would be a great choice for this week's topic. I was pleasantly surprised at how many different covers there are for this book, and even more pleasantly surprised at how many I like. And it reminds me that I need another great horror book to read...

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box Bird Box Der Fluss

US Ecco 2014 HC || US Ecco 2015 PB || German

Bird Box ÐšÑƒÑ‚ия за птици Ú©Ø§Ø¨ÙˆÚ©

Harper Voyager 2015|| Bulgarian|| Persian

Птичий короб à¸¡à¸­à¸‡à¸­à¸¢à¹ˆà¸²à¹ƒà¸«à¹‰à¹€à¸«à¹‡à¸™ Bird Box

Russian || Thai || 2018 HC Special Edition

My choice:

Bird BoxBird BoxBird BoxПтичий короб

This was a really hard choice because I really like a lot of these! I like the original US one because it's simple, but still has some detail. The US paperback is nice, but I don't totally get the phone. The special edition has awesome imagery, and the Russian one is most accurate and pretty haunting (but does it give too much?) Suffice to say, these are all some great covers!

(10/20 edit: Apologies if you notice a comment you made has been deleted--Blogger went a little nuts and a couple got deleted, so I'm sincerely sorry about that!)

Which covers do you like best?

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  1. I like the 2018 HC Special Edition! Have you seen the full wrap around cover? It makes it even cooler <3

  2. The 2018 HC Special Edition is my favourite too.

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  4. I love these, and I love the phone cover, but everyone who's read the book says it doesn't make sense! I guess I should read it😁

  5. I love all of these!! I have the one on the far left of the ones you picked. I love this one because when you take off the dust jacket, it's a bunch of birds!!