Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.


‘Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme being hosted by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite books covers.  The rules are fairly simple and can be found here.  Each week, following a predetermined theme choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.  Simples.  This week the theme is:

‘A cover which is predominantly green’

A book that I thoroughly enjoyed and my first Ray Bradbury book.  Something Wicked this Way Comes (oddly, I was inspired to read this by the song in the Harry Potter film (the title of this post is a snippet of the lyrics).

 UK   :   US

I love the UK book cover.  I just can’t help it – it’s so deliciously dark and gothic.  It makes me think of foggy streets and evil and things that go bump in the night!  Scary things – Jack the ripper, Jekyll and Hyde – you get the picture I’m sure!

Next week’s theme:

‘Water, Water Everywhere’

Come join in the fun!


14 Responses to “Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

  1. proxyfish

    I’m with you on the UK cover! It really is wonderfully gothic – love it! The US one I wouldn’t look twice at I’m afraid!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I think it would be easy to overlook that one to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Agreed, the UK cover is wonderfully weird 🙂

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Too much going on in the US cover! I much prefer the simplicity and atmosphere of the one on the left 🙂

  4. Carmen

    Yes, definitely the UK cover.

  5. jessicabookworm

    ‘By the pricking of my thumbs…something wicked this way comes’ (Shakespeare) 🙂

    Loved this book and love that eerie, green UK cover 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely cover and it just so happens to be the one I own!
      Lynn 😀

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I prefer the UK cover as well. 🙂

  7. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I don’t like anything about the US Cover; I actually own that particular UK copy too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think it’s too busy and all sort of jostled into a tiny box – don’t really know why they didn’t use the full cover!
      Lynn 😀

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