Friday, July 10, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Tunnel

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme 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:
Tunnel – ‘At the end of every light, is a tunnel of darkness.’

Tunnels on covers were scarcer than I anticipated! I ended up deciding between Merchant of Death (Pendragon series) by D.J. MacHale and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets since the tunnels with the basilisk were one of the first things I thought of with 'tunnel,' and in the end I decided to go with the latter! I know there was a basilisk living there, but I would still absolutely love to explore those underground chambers/tunnels!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
1999 US Hardcover | 2015 Pottermore Kindle | 2014 UK Paperback

Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
2007 French | 1999 Italian | 2002 US Mass Market Paperback

Harry Potter y la cámara secreta (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter och hemligheternas kammare (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens (Harry Potter, #2)
2015 Spanish | 2000 Swedish |  1999 German

ハリー・ポッターと秘密の部屋 (ハリー・ポッターシリーズ #2)Harry Potter dan Kamar Rahasia (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter ja salaisuuksien kammio (Harry Potter, #2)
2000 Japanese | 2017 Indonesian | 1999 Finnish

My choice(s):
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
I really like a lot of these (and there are so many more that I didn't include), but I guess I'll always be partial to the original US Hardcovers. I love the UK original covers as well! I think the Indonesian cover is stunning, though, and I love how completely different its art style is from the others I've seen. I'm also a big fan of the vibrancy of the colors in the 2014 UK paperback as well.

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


  1. Oh, that is a hard topic! I like the 2015 Pottermore Kindle.

  2. I love the UK paperback and the Swedish edition😁 And I agree, the Indonesian cover is gorgeous!