This week’s Weekly Geeks task is: Pick a book —any book, really — and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…. Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best “captures” what the book is about?
At first I had trouble thinking of a book to search for. Most of my recent reads are still in their first edition, probably haven’t been translated yet, either. Then I saw this one in my to-be-reviewed stack, and decided to go for it.
These are all covers of The Sin Eater by Alice Thomas Ellis, published first in 1977.
(You can click on the covers to view larger images.)
The first one is the one I read. The third one is the hard cover. The fourth was published in Canada. My first thought was that none of the covers really does justice to the book. After pondering, though, I think the hard cover, perhaps, best conveys a tidbit of what the story will be about. I like the edition I read the book in, though — the first one — probably the best.
This assignment sent me digging in my archives to find this post, all about the various covers of a certain book. (I’d put off reading it for years because of the cover on the library edition.)
EDITED TO ADD: I reviewed this book here.