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 in lieu of Proxyfish’s recent absence from the blogging community is a ‘free’ theme week where I chose one of my favourite books no matter the cover content.
This week I have chosen: Swan Song by Robert McCammon.
Instead of just comparing the UK and US cover, For the Face-Off this week I’m going to give you a choice of 8 different covers, labelling them A through to H.
The Winner’s: Cover D and Cover G:
Even though both are really different in their artistic directions I really like both these covers and couldn’t pick between them, unfortunately for myself I only have Cover: C as it’s the Kindle edition cover for us in the UK. This is one of my favourite books and I definitely recommend it for any fans out there of massive hefty tomes and post-apocalyptic epics, it gets compared to The Stand by Stephen King (amazing book) alot and to me it’s an unfair comparison as while yes, there are similarities between the two, let’s be fair that’s to be expected in a post-apocalyptic world and for me, Swan Song holds up in its own right as an outstanding book and is more than worthy of sitting alongside Stephen King’s The Stand and Justin Cronin’s The Passage as some of the best in post-apocalyptic writing out there.
Thoughts?? Agree?? Disagree??