Friday, March 8, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Fish

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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. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

I thought this would be a fun topic, and it was! I didn't remember that Haruki Murakami's After Dark had fish on some of its covers (and frogs!) until I came across while looking for books to use, so I was pleasantly surprised because I knew there'd be many covers to choose from. I picked a few rather different ones to give an idea of how wide-ranging in style some of these are.

  After the QuakeAfter the QuakeDupă cutremur
2002 Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover|| 2003 Paperback Vintage || 2006 Romanian

  Après le tremblement de terrePo otÅ™esechΜετά το σεισμό
2002 French || 2010 Czech || 2009 Greek

După cutremurNakon potresaВсе божьи дети могут танцевать

2014 Romanian || 2003 Croatian || 2006 Russian

My choice(s):
I'm torn! I like the Romanian one quite a bit for some reason, the Croatian one's fish looks cute, and the Russian and Greek ones are gorgeous! But...I also like the US Vintage edition as well, so...¯\_(ツ)_/¯

After the QuakeΜετά το σεισμόВсе божьи дети могут танцевать

Which covers do you like best?

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  1. This is a fantastic choice! I adore the Knopf hardcover, that's a runaway favorite for me😁

  2. I like the Romanian cover! I don't think I can think of a cover that has fish on it!

  3. I think the Romanian is my favorite- love the colorful fish! The 2006 one. Then the paperback vintage one and even the 2014 Romanian one!