Friday Face-Off · Various Things

Friday Face-Off-6th May 2016.

The Friday Face-Off is a new meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the UK and US covers of a book with each week  being a certain theme, this week’s theme is a book cover that is predominantly blue.

For the theme this week I have chosen: Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

UK Cover:


US Cover:



The Winner:


For me it’s the UK cover that wins, whilst I do think the ship in the night sky of the US version is a fairly decent cover, I just really like and much prefer the simplicity of the UK cover.

8 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off-6th May 2016.

  1. Oh yes… I agree. The ship cover would have been just fine if the book had been specifically for a YA or children’s read – but the UK stripped, sophisticated design suits Gaiman’s prose.

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  2. Nice choice! I love all the UK covers for Gaiman’s novels. They’re always simplistic but really quite effective! The US cover really does itself a disservice with that terrible typeface!!!

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