Friday, July 30, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Chaos


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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:
This week's topic was a lot of fun, there are quite a few chaotic covers out there. I decided to share two this week that I felt fit the bill well. First up is Wolf in White Van, which may sort of be a pattern of some sort, but boy do all those lines make me feel chaotic! The second is Golden State, which features a pretty chaotic array of free overpasses. As a SoCal native, the cover for Golden State definitely reminds me of where I live with those crazy (and kinda scary, if you think about it??) freeway overpasses. 😂 I also threw in the cover for Ben H. Winters' Quiet Boy as well, since it has a bit of a 'chaotic' vibe to it as well. 

Wolf in White VanWolf in White VanIl lupo nel furgone bianco
2014 Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2015 B Format Paperback | 2018 Italian

De vijfde aanwijzingLobo en la camioneta blanca
2015 Dutch | 2015 Spanish

Golden State by Ben H. Winters (+ Quiet Boy!)

Golden StateGolden StateGolden State
2019 Mulholland Books | 2021 French | 2019 Large Print

Golden StateGolden StateThe Quiet Boy
2019 Century | 2019 Arrow | 2021 Mulholland Books

My choice(s):
Wolf in White Van
It's crazy, but I like it!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. That 2019 Mulholland cover for Golden State is pretty wild!

  2. These are great! I love the Mulholland edition of Golden State, and yep, those freeway interchanges are scary and chaotic!