Friday Face-Off: Scream

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:

“It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”
a cover featuring a SCREAM

Mogsy’s Pick:

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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’ll be shining the spotlight on the controversial dystopian satirical black comedy novel by Anthony Burgess. Here are some of the covers:

From left to right:
W. W. Norton & Company A (1986) – W. W. Norton & Company B (2012) – Penguin Essentials (2011)


Ballantine Books (1971) – Penguin Classics (2010) – Penguin Books (1998)

Spanish Edition (2008) – Polish Edition (2007) – Portuguese Edition (2004)


Turkish Edition (2013) – German Edition (1999) – Hungarin Edition (2016)

Lithuanian Edition (2007) – Swedish Edition (2004) – Indonesian Edition (2017)


I deliberately left off any of the movie poster/tie-in covers this week, because clearly there are enough cool artistic covers to enjoy. My favorite this week is probably the Turkish Edition.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

30 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Scream”

  1. A great choice of covers for this week’s subject – I struggled a bit with this one… My favourite is the 1971 Ballentine cover, not only do I like it, it’s the cover I recall on the edition that I read.


  2. Great choice. I’ve never read this book and I’m not sure why really – something scares me about it. I like your choice with the figures and their shadows at the forefront.
    Lynn 😀


  3. Having read the book and seen the movie, I can really appreciate your choice which combines both, especially the visuals of the hat and the silhouettes of the gang’s members. I would not have readily thought about this one with today’s theme, but on hindsight it was quite appropriate…😀


  4. Oh dear I didn’t know this was a book either 😅 although to be fair I don’t have a clue what the film is even about, I just recognize the name. Anyway my favourite covers the Penguin one at the top although I’m not entirely sure why.


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