Friday Face-Off: Inn
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:
“And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”
~ a cover featuring an INN
Halloween is almost here! To celebrate, I’ll be featuring the classics on Friday Face-Off for the full month of October. This week, we shine the spotlight one of the most infamous haunted hotels to have graced the horror genre and the big screen. Here’s a selection of some of the more interesting covers, many of which I chose because they featured interiors and exterior scenes of the Overlook:
From left to right:
New English Library (1980) – Random House Mondadori (2001) – Hodder & Stoughton (2011)
Anchor (2008) – Cemetery Dance Publications (2017) – Subterranean Press (2013)
Hodder (2007) – Portuguese Edition (2009) – Hungarian Edition (2018)
Romanian Edition (2019) – Russian Edition A (2012) – German Edition (1985)
Swedish Edition (2014) – Chinese Edition (2012) – French Edition (2000)
Thai Edition (2015) – Danish Edition (2006) – Dutch Edition (2012)
I have a clear favorite this week: I just love the Swedish edition! Not only is it visually arresting, it calls to mind one of the scenes from The Shining movie.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?