Friday Face-Off: Hair
Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.
This week’s theme is:
“Your hair is winter fire, January embers.”
~ a cover featuring HAIR
Nick and Amy are seemingly the average couple. Sure, they’ve been through some rough times, especially during the recession when they were forced to move back to Nick’s hometown in Missouri after both were laid off from their their jobs in New York City. But to those around them, they seemed happy. Which is why everyone is shocked when one day, Amy simply disappears without a trace, and the subsequent investigation reveals disturbing secrets about the couple’s marriage and home life.
This book took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions, making me question everything I read, making me wonder how deep the secrets really go and just who is telling the truth. This massively popular book also became adapted into a massively popular movie, so as you can imagine there are a ton of different versions and translated editions around the globe. Below is just a selection of some of the best and most interesting:
From left to right:
Crown (2012) – Broadway Books (2014) – Polish Edition (2013)
Vietnamese Edition A (2014) – Vietnamese Edition B (2019) – Norwegian Edition (2013)
Dutch Edition A (2014) – Dutch Edition B (2017) – Arabic Edition (2013)
Italian Edition A (2015) – Italian Edition B (2016) – Macedonian Edition (2013)
Chinese Edition (2013) – Icelandic Edition (2013) – Persian Edition (2012)
It’s hard picking my favorite this week because of the huge variety of choices and styles, but I think I’m going to have to go with the Norwegian edition. It’s been a while since I read the book so the finer details of the story escape me and I can’t remember if there was a scene like this, but I do like the stark imagery of the lone red kite caught in the bare branches of the tree.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?