Friday, May 10, 2024

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #28

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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 #28

I actually just finished this so it's not quite a "current' read anymore, but... it's close enough. I've always heard how great the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey is, but for some reason I'd never really gotten around to checking it out. Urban fantasy can be very hit or miss for me, but since I've enjoyed some here and there in the past, I thought it was time to finally check it out. (I also really enjoyed Kadrey's The Grand Dark!) This past week I read Sandman Slim, the first book in the series. I had a lot of fun with it so I'll probably check out the next book and see if it's something I want to continue. All that being said, there are a lot of cover editions out there for this one, so let's a look at some of them!

2009 US Hardcover | 2014 US Paperback | 2011 German

2009 Russian | 2011 Czech | 2009 Japanese

2012 Hardcover | 2022 German | 2011 Polish

My choice(s):
I'm not sure what to make of some of these covers, but I'm enjoying all the different takes! I like the font styling on the US paperback, but I'd say out of all of these the original US hardcover edition is probably the one that's most appealing, though none of these are really ones I'd call my 'favorite.' Poland really went hard with this one, though. Which one(s) do you like the best?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, there is a lot of variety here! I can't say I'm particularly drawn to any of them, but yeah, the Polish one is very striking!