Friday, August 23, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Movie Tie-In Edition

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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:
 A cover that is a movie tie in

This was a hard one because I don't tend to like most movie tie-in covers, but eventually I stumbled upon the movie tie-in cover for Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood and I didn't hate it, so that was the winner! ;)
Since only one or two covers are the movie tie-in, I tried to pick out other editions that feature people ont he cover as well so they'd be on slightly more even ground while comparing them all.

  Norwegian WoodNorwegian WoodRừng Na Uy
2010 Vintage Movie Tie-In Edition | 2003 Vintage | 2006 Vietnamese

Norweigan Woodالغابة النرويجيةNorwegian Wood
2006 Russian | 2008 Arabic | 2000 Vintage

Norské dřevoTokio Blues: Norwegian WoodΝορβηγικό δάσος
2005 Czech | 2009 Spanish | 2007 Greek

My choice:
Norwegian WoodNorwegian WoodNorwegian Wood
Well look at that, Ms. Indecisive is back! I've given up on trying to pick a single favorite these days (though I do still try, I swear!) because there's usually just far too many that I enjoy. The movie tie-in edition wasn't a favorite at first, but the more I look at it the more I like how it captures the atmosphere somewhat of the book. But... I'm also so in love with the middle Vintage cover edition series, and something about the 2003 Vintage edition also grabs me!

What cover(s) do you like the most!?


  1. These are all so lovely and simple. I love that the movie tie-in one doesn't really scream it.

  2. I love both the Vintage and the Vietnamese editions. I've never seen this movie!