Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink


‘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:

‘Water, Water Everywhere’

This week I’ve gone for three covers: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, firstly, I love Neil Gaiman’s books, his imagination and ability to just completely pull me into whatever world he has created and, secondly, these covers are all excellent:

So, we have the first cover with the young girl, the second cover with the young boy and the third cover with the boy and the girl in the background.  I like all of these covers for different reasons but without doubt my favourite is the third.  I like the fairytale feel, the style of the font and the title framed by the trees and then in the very back the two figures like two shining lights emerging from the dark.

Next week’s theme:

01st April 2016 | Peace is Poor Reading

A cover which features war

Come join in the fun!

16 Responses to “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I agree they are all lovely covers. The one I’m used to seeing is the 2nd cover and I have never seen the 3rd cover before. If I’m honest I can’t choose between them!

    I really must give Neil Gaiman another go. I was really disappointed with Stardust (it didn’t help that I already loved the film), however I really enjoyed Good Omens the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. I am torn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think my first read was The Graveyard book which I read for one of Carl’s Once Upon a Time events. I didn’t expect to like it in fact I thought it might be a little too young but I actually loved it. Plus the second I read of his Neverwhere. I don’t think Stardust is his best book although I did like it – the problem is of course that I’d seen the film, like you, and loved it. I also read Coraline – again, a good book, but, in honest the film is such a visual feast that it’s difficult to beat.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I like the third one best too. It has such a magical feel to it:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does – which is very appropriate for Gaiman I think – either very fairytale(ish) and magical or very dark and sinister!
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Beautiful covers, all of them, but the first one has a special quality that keeps drawing my attention: no idea what it might be, but still….

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can see why – that was my favourite – until I found No.3 and then I couldn’t resist. I think it’s a strange fascination with the young girl in the picture for me – not sure why though or just can’t explain myself!
      Lynn 😀

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    First, excellent choice for a cover this week! Me and you picked the same one, and so did zeezeebooks and proxy! Either we all think alike or there just aren’t that many water themed covers out there? Either way, that third cover is way better than the first two! I didn’t even know that existed, I used this website http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?1573744 instead of Goodreads because it gives the artist name. Need to start using both to see more covers I guess.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excallent – thanks so much for that link! I was trying to think of something with mermaids but nothing really sprang to mind! Then this just popped into my head and it was a winner! I was so happy when I found that third cover – in fact, is it a bit silly just how happy I was!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Nice! Actually when I saw the theme for the week this book was what I had in mind too. I really like the one in the middle because the light circle really draws the eye and the boy’s silhouette is so striking.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like all three – but the end one has that magical fairytale aspect to it – and I’m a sucker for the fairytale feel!
      But, yeah, I think all three of these have got things going for them. I’m fascinating by the young girl, I love the brightness in the second and in fact think it has more of a ‘hopeful’ feel and then the third – ahh, home!
      Lynn 😀

  6. proxyfish

    The only one I’v never seen before is the third – and it’s stunning! Definitely my favourite of the three… though they’re all quite lovely in their own ways! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, all these covers seem to almost have a different feel to them but I do like the fairy tale feel so that’s my definite winner this week.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    The one in the middle is the only one I really don’t care for. I think I prefer the one all the one the left, but I do like the right most one as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It has a fairytale feel which I also think fits quite well with the story.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Zezee

    Yea, I prefer the third too. Both it and the first are eerie but the third is more so.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s definitely eerie. And I suppose a little less real than the other two somehow?
      Lynn 😀

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