Friday, March 11, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: A Recent Read

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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:
A Recent Read

This week's topic is a recent read that has multiple cover options, and since my most recent reads don't have that many cover options, I went back until I hit one that did–The Lost City of Z by Douglas Preston! This was a fascinating about the exploration of the Mosquitia region in Honduras to uncover whether or not the remains of a past civilization still remain. I love any sort of book like this because it not only combines my interest in exploration and archaeology, but also provides a lot of fascinating information about the region itself, including its history, culture, background, wildlife, and the problems facing it today. Definitely a recommended read! Now, let's check out these covers. 

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True StoryThe Lost City of the Monkey God: A True StoryZaginione Miasto Boga Małp
2017 US Hardcover | 2017 US Paperback | 2018 Polish

La ciudad perdida del Dios MonoDie Stadt des AffengottesDe verdwenen stad
2017 Spanish | 2017 German | 2017 Dutch

La Cité perdue du dieu singeИзгубеният градΗ χαμένη πόλη του Θεού Πιθήκου
2018 French | 2017 Bulgarian | 2019 Greek

失落的猴神之城(Chinese edition)원숭이 신의 잃어버린 도시A ​majomisten elveszett városa
2019 Chinese | 2018 Korean | 2018 Hungarian

La città perduta del dio scimmia. Il mio viaggio sulle tracce di una civiltà senza nomeLa cité perdue du dieu singeA Cidade Perdida do Deus Macaco
2017 Italian | 2020 French | 2019 Portuguese

My choice(s):
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story失落的猴神之城(Chinese edition)
I like a lot of these covers, but I think the US paperback (the edition I read) is really beautiful and simple, capturing both the environment and the essence of it being a very secluded area. I also absolutely love the design of this Chinese edition!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. The Bulgarian edition made me do a double take!

  2. Wow, there are a lot of covers! I also like the US paperback, and I think the Hungarian edition is interesting too.