Friday Face Off: The Box Man

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynnโ€™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.

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This week, the theme is
“The most recent book youโ€™ve read that has covers to compare”

And that would be The Box Man, by Kobo Abe.

The Box Man

I usually enjoy Kobo Abe and his quirkiness, but this time, it was over the top, and I basically didn’t understand what was going on, as I explained in my short review.
BUT it does make for a fantastic diversity of covers.

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Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Friday face off the box man

 

My favorite is the Turkish edition, encircled in red
I think it conveys well some themes in the book, and the eyes are very important, as it is the main way the person under the box can interact with the world around him.

But I also enjoyed a lot the Persian edition (encircled in pink), for its cleverness.
There are actually so many good covers here, some eluding to the disintegration of personality for instance #12, 13, 15 and 16 – at least that’s how I interpret these covers.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday:
Somewhere over the rainbow โ€“ a very colorful book cover

Friday Face Off: Gadgets and airships

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynnโ€™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.

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This week, the theme is “Gadgets and airships

The gadget that came to mind right away in combination with airships is the Babel fish: a tiny yellow fish placed in Arthur’s ear so he could understand the Vogon speech. Of course you have recognized which book I’m talking about:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Click on the cover to read more about it

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WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Face off Gadget

 

My favorite is the Masterworks edition, I think.
This was a difficult choice, they are all so very different. I prefer this one because of the artistic use of colors.

Featuring this book gives me the desire to try it again. I DNFed it a few years ago, and can’t even remember why. I have the feeling I would enjoy it more now.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday:
The most recent book youโ€™ve read that has covers to compare

Friday Face Off: Made for each other

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynnโ€™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.

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This week, the theme is “Made for each other

The theme for Top Ten Tuesday this week was Dynamic Duos. I find today’s meme quite close, so I decided to choose one of the ten books I featured on Tuesday:

Because of Winn-Dixie

Click on the cover to read my review

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Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
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WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

face off made for each other

My favorite is the first cover (Candlewick Press).
I see a few other interesting covers, but in this one, Opal and Winn-Dixie really look at each other, and you can see there’s real communication between them.

If you haven’t read it, do it now, it’s a fabulous Middle Grade book.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday: Gadgets and airships