Friday Face-Off: Minimalist

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:

~ a MINIMALIST cover

Mogsy’s Pick:

 The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales involving social media, about the dangers of being constantly plugged in. Nick Clark Windo’s dark thriller debut takes this idea even further, imagining a future where people are permanently connected via implants so that access to everything is instantaneous as well as continuous. This is “the Feed” that the novel’s title is referring to—a new tech that humans have become so dependent on, and so addicted to, that society can no longer function without it. And so, when the Feed collapses one day, the results are predictably catastrophic. Some of the most basic skills and knowledge are lost to the digital abyss as everyone must now learn how to survive offline and fend for themselves in this Feed-less new world. Now the minimalism of some of these covers is starting to make a bit more sense.

From left to right:
William Morrow (2018) – Headline (2018)

Portuguese Edition (2018) – Serbian Edition (2018)


My favorite this week was definitely the Portuguese edition because I just love that style of art!

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

21 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Minimalist”

  1. That’s an interesting premise, one that to some extent happens to also play into the book I’m currently reading, The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds. As for the covers, I like the Headline edition. Not sure how well it portrays the story, but it has an interesting feel to it.


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