A Clamour of Rooks #Fridayfaceoff

Posted On 20 May 2016

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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:

Just Then Flew Down a Monstrous Crow

A cover which features a bird

This week I’ve gone for a book by Diane Setterfield: Bellman and Black.  This is a very unusual book, dark and a little creepy.  Maybe not as compelling a read as The Thirteenth Tale but still a good read.  My review here.  And now to the goodies:

So – well, book 1 is more a birds wing than a bird!  Book 2 we’ve down to a feather – but, we still get the picture I think.  Three, I love the image and the font.  No.4 is downright creepy!

My favourite is without doubt No.3 – I just love something about that cover, the outer edges, the gold curved font and the gothic fairytale feel:

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Join us next week for:

27th May | Renewed Shall be Blade That Was Broken

A cover which features the word ‘blade’ in its title

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22 Responses to “A Clamour of Rooks #Fridayfaceoff”

  1. rattlethestarssite

    I’ve never heard of this book, but I’m definitely intrigued! I really like all of the covers, perfectly mysterious and kind of creepy in their own way.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a creepy tale for sure. The author’s first book is the Thirteenth Tale – which is just really good – I think in a way she was almost a victim of her own success because it’s so difficult to wow everybody the second time around. That being said I did enjoy this – just maybe not as much.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I think my favorite is the first one, something about the dark setting and the clock and the bird wing gives it a creepy feel. But my second favorite would be the third one, I do love the font:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually think all of these are pretty good tbh although the fourth one is perhaps just too surreal or creepy! I know what you mean about the first one – and that’s the book I owned so something definitely appeals to me about it. I kind of like the simplicity of the third.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    I’m with you – I prefer the third cover by a long country mile… But if you have a minute to swing by and look at my choice for this week’s Friday Face-off – I think you’ll see why I’m a bit pole-axed. Talk about great minds thinking alike…
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/friday-faceoff-just-then-flew-down-a-monstrous-crow/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I certainly will stop by. All these covers are pretty good but the third one just appeals to me.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jenclair

    I loved The Thirteenth Tale, but found Bellman & Black dull. But the covers! They are all wonderful, and yet I the third one best.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think a lot of people were disappointed by B&B – sort of understandable really because the bar was set very high after The Thirteenth Tale – which I loved! I still liked this but it has more of a creepy fairytale/fable type of story. I think it was perhaps a little bit too gloomy.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this one however I like the 3rd cover too and I also like the simplicity of just the feather in the 2nd cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you’d like her first story – Thirteenth Tale – it’s very good. This one was okay but not as good as the first book. I think I probably had very high expectations going in – as did a lot of people I suspect. It actually is quite a good story though.
      Lynn 😀

  6. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I like how the crow is pulling up a ribbon(?) like he would a worm. Despite #4’s headless women, #3 gives me the best sense of a ghost story.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s a really good cover – simple but effective.
      Lynn 😀

  7. The Friday Face-Off: Just Then Flew Down A Monstrous Crow | Books by Proxy

    […] Lynn @ Lynn’s Books  – Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield […]

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Love your choice, it’s so elegant!

  9. proxyfish

    Oooh all these covers are quite lovely! I love your choice and the second book – I love that feather! Simple and classy but also quite dark. I’ve never heard of this author!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Diane Setterfield is great – give Thirteenth Tale a go – it’s very good.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Carmen

    I liked 1 and 3, but my favorite, like yours, was 3.

  11. Danya @ Fine Print

    I read The Thirteenth Tale ages and ages ago, but I remember loving it. The cover that you chose has the most beautiful typography, I need that font in my life!

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