Friday, March 22, 2024

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #26

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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 #26

I've been wanting to read The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi for many, many years now and I've actually started it a couple times over the years, but never finished it because I knew it was one I wanted to really have time to focus on and was never in the mood for it... but I'm finally jumping in and committing to it. 

2009 US Hardcover | 2014 Italian | 2012 Russian

2013 French | 2011 Czech | 2013 Polish

2013 Romanian | 2018 Indonesian | 2012 Chinese

I also couldn't find this one in a larger file size so I apologize for how small this is, but how could I not include this 2010 Serbian edition??

My choice(s):
These are so varied! My favorite is definitely the first US edition cover, which is the one I'm also reading. I think it sets the tone for the novel perfectly and is exactly how I picture the book and feel about it. I also think the Indonesian edition is beautiful, and the French and Czech covers also really grab my eye. The Serbian edition looks absurdly 90s to me, which is funny since it's not from the 90s. Which cover(s) do you like best!?

1 comment:

  1. Some of these are kind of creepy! I think the Italian one stands out the most to me!