Friday, April 16, 2010
Friday Face Off (13)
Alright, it may not be Friday the 13th, but this is the 13th post of Friday Face Off, so I thought we should have something a little creepyish and special to commemorate: a creepy contest in 3 rounds. A creep-off, if you will.
ROUND 1: Creepy character book
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of my favorite books of recent, and I absolutely loved the disturbing main character, Merricat. I loved the cover, too, but there were actually a couple of characters I liked for this one. So which was works for you? Which gives you the eerie feeling and suits the story best?
We all know the whole back cats crossing your path jazz, but what about black cats on covers? Amazingly, I found two totally different black cat books with very similar covers -- just like a normal FFO! So which black cat is bringing more bad luck in this round?
My sister is more than a little disturbed by the covers of these two books, so I thought it only fair to include them. Now it's up to you: which do you like better, which turns your stomach more -- whatever criteria you use to judge such a thing
Last Week on FFO: A whole lot of books went head (Peeps v. The Laughing Corpse v. Dark to Mortal Eyes v. The New Testament (Illuminated). You all seemed to prefer Peeps better, with a couple of nods to Dark to Mortal Eyes, but the reasoning seemed to have more to do with Westerfeld loyalty than the actual covers. I personally preferred The Laughing Corpse, which made great use of color and font, IMO. And yes, it really was the Bible. The creepy, creepy version, apparently. Whatever sells, I guess.