Friday Face-Off · Various Things

Friday Face-Off June 2nd

friday faceoff

The Friday Face-Off is a meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

I only occasionally do the Face-Off nowadays after creating my own 200 Words or Less Friday feature (which has been absent these last few weeks/months due to my never-ending love affair with that mistress, procrastination, though it did return last week and I will also be posting a 200 Words or Less post later today too).

The Face-Off, however, is a meme that I have always enjoyed as I find it cool to look at the various covers from different countries.

This week’s theme is: Moon “shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”.

My choice:

The Call of The Wild by Jack London.

There are lots of covers and I mean lots of covers for this book, it was first published in 1903 and there are 41 pages on Goodreads for various editions!!!! 

As you can see from my blog logo, yeah, no shit Sherlock I like Wolves and so this book fitted perfectly in with both the theme (moon) and my love of Wolves! If any of you haven’t bothered to look at my blog graphics because, well, some people are just plain old crazy (like the ones who don’t follow my blog, they are just silly billies) below you will see my blog logo:

ttbg wolf small size

See, it has a Wolf! Anyhow, onto the book covers themselves, I have chosen a variety of ten for your perusal:

Cover A (published 2002 by Kingfisher)
Cover B (published 2006 by Wildside Press)
Cover C (published 2011 by NXB Van Hoc)
Cover D (published 2006 by Public Domain Books)
Cover E (published 2017 by Gibbs Smith)
Cover F (published 2008 by Puffin Classics)
Cover G (published 1996 by Mondadori)
Cover H (published 1931 by Grosset and Dunlap)
Cover I (published 2008 by Intervisual Books Inc)
Cover J (published 1968 by Maj)

faceoff winner

Cover C:

Cover C (published 2011 by NXB Van Hoc)

I just really like the overall design of this cover, it has the moon, a wolf and just looks quality to me.

Thoughts?? Agree?? Disagree??

And now before I go, here’s a different type of moon-ing!


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42 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off June 2nd

  1. Oo coincidentally I was only looking at this book the other day!
    Hmm I think out of the all covers, I like the Puffin Classics one simply for the simplicity of the design. I can see why cover C was a winner for you, though. It’s an iconic image and the level of detail too! The mist from the wolf’s mouth (can’t remember the actual term for that haha) is a really small detail but adds to the effect πŸ™‚
    Also, on cover I, are those…corgis?

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    1. Mist?! Oh, you mean it’s breathe!πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, the puffin classics cover is pretty cool too. And, I haven’t a clue about cover I though they aren’t Corgi’s, Corgi’s are what the Queen has and are short and stumpy little things but God knows, they look like no dog breed I can name on the cover!πŸ˜‚

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      1. Haha I know it’s its breath, I’m not that clueless πŸ˜› I just thought that it had technical name and after a quick Google I found it’s called condensation…easier to just say breath, I think πŸ˜‚
        Do those dogs actually play a part in the book or did the illustrator just really not know what wolves look like!?

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      2. I haven’t a clue! It’s been years and years and years since I’ve read the book and can’t remember what really happens. I guess that dogs are involved but it’d be helpful to know what breed the dogs are supposed to be cos I don’t have a clue!πŸ˜‚

        Ah, well, it could have been a zombie Wolf or vampire Wolf and then it wouldn’t have been its breathe!πŸ˜‚

        Well, you learn something new everyday as I didn’t know that! I just thought condensation was the stuff that formed on windows and other surfaces.

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      3. Zombie or vampire wolves? Think that’s a pretty good writing prompt right there πŸ˜› Perhaps someone could jump on the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies bandwagon and do a The Call of the Wild zombie mash up 😁

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  2. Yes, I do like cover C – I’d have gone for cover A but for the ugly chunk for the title they superimposed over the moon… But my favourite is the Wildside Press – it is simple and rather haunting – and I love the font. However, cover C is a close favourite. Great choice of book by the way…
    I take it that is Bart in his natural state – after everyone has eaten his shorts…
    You won’t be surprised that I’ve gone for a space theme this week:).

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    1. Yeah, that chunk of a title placed over the moon really does take away from the image, it stands out far too much. The Wildside cover is pretty smart too, agree there, simple but very elegant.

      Yeah, that’s Bart, one of the more decent and fun images I found when being the idiot that I am decided to type mooning into Google.πŸ˜‚

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