The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.
This week, the theme is “All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?“.
Fire made me think right away of this great classic dystopia Fahrenheit 451, which I read it a few decades ago.
Another book I more recently read by Ray Bradbury was unusual and so good. Unusual actually only if you associate this author with science-fiction, but believe it or not, he began as an author of crime fiction. This collection of his crime fiction short stories is just excellent, as my ecstatic review tries to show: Killer Come Back to Me.
Here are a few covers from around the world.
Which one is your favorite? Why?
To zoom on the covers on a computer, right click and choose “Open image in new tab”,
then you can zoom as needed.
My favorite cover is the 2nd (Hardcover, March 28, 2013 by Harper Voyager, ISBN 9780007491568), because of the artistic representation of the fire, with its different shades. That’s seen by the painter in me.
HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
WILL YOU JOIN ME IN THIS MEME?
Next week doesn’t inspire me,
so my next participation will be on January 7:
“A top 10 read of 2021”
It’s neat to see the variety of cover designs for the same book. For me, the first cover is the winner. I remember seeing it in a bookstore, and it stopped me in my tracks. A fantastic combination of reading book and book of matches. While it doesn’t show fire, it shows the potential for fire. Not just in burning books. But with how a book could set fire to your imagination. That’s my interpretation at least, and I admire the design for inspiring that.
Oh cool, I love your layered interpretation! Thanks for visiting and sharing
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What a great choice! I love the second one as well, and I also like #6 because it’s so simple.
That’s true, simplicity is a nice way to communicate a message! Thanks for stopping by
I’ve recently discovered that he wrote crime fiction as well.
Merry Christmas to you (and on the 7th as well.
Yes, you may even have discovered this through of my my recommendations. If not, I recommend again this amazing collection: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/09/07/book-review-killer-come-back-to-me-the-crime-stories-of-ray-bradbury/
I like your choice for this week’s theme and your favourite stands out for me. I like the colours and the way the flames are represented.
Yes, quite porwerful!