Friday Face-Off: Tunnel

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:

“At the end of every light, is a tunnel of darkness”
~ a cover featuring a TUNNEL

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

The Anomaly follows protagonist Nolan Moore, an amateur archaeologist and the host of a web series about the strange, the paranormal, and the odd. If it’s something that can’t be explained, you can bet he’ll be there on the ground covering it. And thus explains how Nolan and his crew find themselves at the Grand Canyon, hoping to retrace the steps of a turn-of-the-century explorer who claims to have discovered the mouth of a deep cavern system hidden in the side of the rocky walls. Knowing the premise of the novel, I lucked out and was happy to find that a couple of its covers feature a long dark tunnel.

From left to right:
Grand Central Publishing HC (2018)  – Grand Central Publishing PB (2019)

Zaffre (2018)  – French Edition (2020)


Several good options this week, but I love the concept of the Zaffre edition with the tunnel stretching into the distance, a point of light surrounded by dramatic shadows.

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

28 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Tunnel”

  1. Ooh yes, I definitely agree with your choice! 😀 I love the contrast from the light and the dark… although, now I keep on looking at it, it has formed itself into a face with a very straight nose and I can’t unsee it!


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  3. I like the Zaffre edition as well! Very mysterious! 😍😍

    Edit: But then I read a comment describing the tunnel as a face with a straight nose and I am not so sure now!🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️


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