Friday, September 22, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #15

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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:
Current Read #15

I recently watched the movie Annihilation after meaning to read the book by Jeff VanderMeer for years and honestly found it somewhat mediocre and disappointing. I'd heard the book was pretty different from the movie, so I decided to finally give the book Annihilation a go and so far I'm enjoying it so much more than the movie. All the frustrations I had with the movie are either explained or simply not an issue, so I guess that's what I get for procrastinating on reading the book and watching the movie instead (although I will say that the movie is visually stunning!). Anyway, Annihilation has tons of amazing covers to choose from, so let's have a look at some of them!

2014 US Paperback | 2015 Paperback | 2015 Italian

2014 Spanish | 2014 Polish | 2017 Turkish

2019 Lithuanian | 2017 German | 2015 Russian

2018 Indonesian | 2020 Romanian | 2017 Ukrainian

My choice(s):
So many of these are so cool! I love the original US edition, as well as the Romanian, Polish, 2015 paperback, and... well, like I said, these are all incredible. I think this is one of those books that provides a lot of room for creativity and experimentation, which we definitely see in these covers! Which cover(s) do you like best?


  1. Some of these are really creeping me out! I love the Romanian one, those colors!

  2. I like that first one but that's probably because it's the version I had lol.

  3. Wow, I need a copy of the 2020 Romanian edition!