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:
One Word Title
Fortunately, this week's topic has many book options to choose from! I chose to feature Piranesi by Susanna Clarke because I was curious to see what different covers existed for it and simply because I absolutely adored it. I'd really love to re-read it sometime, but in the meantime let's have a look at some of it's alternate covers.
2020 US Hardcover | 2021 Spanish | 2021 Turkish
2021 Portuguese | 2020 Dutch | 2021 Slovenian
2020 Hungarian | 2021 US Paperback
I think these are all pretty nice! It's interesting to see that most editions kept a lot of the main elements and just changed general format or colors. Slovenia looks like it's the only one to really make a major change! I'm probably most drawn to the original US hardcover (which means most of the other colored ones are nice, too), but I am quite fond of the ways in which the Turkish edition are different as well!
What cover(s) do you like the most?