‘Death, is only the beginning…’


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:

Dead Men Tell No Tales

A cover which features something or somewhere relating to death

This week I’ve gone for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and a whole bunch of covers to choose from:

So, from the top-

  1. Very creepy cover with the two characters
  2. Not sure about this one – bloody knife with a little toddler running along the edge – I understand why – ‘there was a hand in the darkness… and it held a knife’ – very creepy though
  3. I really like this one – the whole floating graveyard!
  4. I really like the simplicity of this cover and the angel gravestone
  5. This is beautifully illustrated, I admit this cover originally made me think this was a children’s book but I really like it now.
  6. This is the version I own – and I do love it – plus it’s signed!

My favourite this week is difficult to choose but I think I would probably go with this one:


Next week’s theme:

Like One, That on a Lonesome Road

A cover which features a road


19 Responses to “‘Death, is only the beginning…’”

  1. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    You picked the same cover I would have. It is just so creepy looking. My second fave is the one with the Dave McKean illustrations. Nice feature.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do really like that cover – it has this fairytale, grim, creepyness about it!
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    I am loving The Mummy quote in your title 😀 There are some lovely covers for this book – No.5 is the one I’ve seen the most but I think I prefer like No.6.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, that’s my book and I have to confess I love it – plus Gaiman has signed it and drawn a little sketch – it’s so good!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Figures a book by Gaiman would have like a kajillion covers! I totally agree with your choice, that’s the one I like best too! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Neil Gaiman – his books are translated and sold everywhere! Loads of covers. It’s ace isn’t it!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Candid Cover

    What a cool meme! I really love this idea and seeing all of the different covers for this book is so interesting. I would definitely choose the same one as you as my favourite. It is so visually appealing! ❤

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I love that cover – you should take part – every Friday.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    I like the one you chose; I think it’s Tim Burton-esque, but I also like the gray one with the angel on it. It suggests a graveyard as well.

  6. Zezee

    Some pretty fun ones in there but that’s my favorite too.

  7. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I really like the series of book cover that all have the same style as #4. But out of all these, #3 is my fav too 🙂

    Here is my post: http://wp.me/p53gyJ-2ZH

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I also love that style but I love the Burtonish style cover!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Magini - books

    I love the blue one, although the 3rd with the curly thingies is also nice
    but I own the first one – polish edition :/
    ah well

    • @lynnsbooks

      I own the blue one – and I love it. But the curly thingies are also good 😀

  9. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Yesss that’s my favourite too for sure! It’s so creepy and yet minimalistic?!? What country is it from? I’m kinda sad it’s not the English edition now. 😛

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I know what you mean – I do love my blue cover but this one is great! I would definitely be drawn to that one.
      Lynn 😀

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  11. proxyfish

    Urgh all these covers are GORGEOUS – I can’t choose! Love the stylistic illustrations they all seem to have. Definitely some fantastic choices for last week 😀

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