Fools rush in ….


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:

Better a Witty Fool than a Foolish Wit

A cover which features a fool or jester

This wasn’t my first choice but when I saw it I thought it was perfect.  The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore – which I really loved!:

Two very similar covers – I really like the purple colour scheme but you barely read the title or author.  I like the blue cover because that’s the cover I own – but look at the rabbit with the fools hat.  OMG no choice the winner is the grinning bunny.   Check out this bunny – go on and zoom in!


Next week:

24th June | Armed to the Teeth

A cover which features weapons


26 Responses to “Fools rush in ….”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    That rabbit is awesome with his big cheeky grin! 😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think so too – i have no idea what bearing it has on the story though?
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    For once, I have to disagree. That rabbit is just creepy – ugh! I far prefer the middle cover – I’m with you in that the purple colour is fabulous, but the font size is pathetic. But I do love the feel and aura of the middle one – and Christopher Moore is always a roller-coaster read:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like the middle cover too because it’s the book I had but the rabbit just really tickles me for some reason. This book was so good – I keep promising myself I’ll read more by Moore just on the strength of it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Hm… I have a patchy relationship with him – some of his books are great. And others I simply can’t get through. I haven’t tried this one, though, and I know our tastes are similar, so I’ll have a go at it.

      • @lynnsbooks

        This is the only book I’ve read by him and, to be honest, I didn’t really think I was going to like it, but it totally won me over. The sense of humour, which can be difficult, made me really laugh and it felt like a really good mash up of a story. I admit that he can be a bit wicked and certainly he doesn’t hold back with the swearing but I just fell for this one.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ll track it down, then. He can be very funny – but it can tip into just being crass and sweary when he doesn’t get the story right – in my opinion, anyway:)

      • @lynnsbooks

        He was a little bit mmm, ‘near the knuckle’ in places but by then I’d become hooked!
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        lol… having read him, I can believe the ‘near the knuckle’:))

  3. Zezee

    That rabbit is funny but I like the middle cover best.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The middle cover is great – to be fair I would probably prefer the last cover but it’s so odd with the teeny weeny font – what the heck is that all about.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jenclair

    I love the rabbit! That would be the one to make me pick up the book!

    • @lynnsbooks

      That rabbit is crazy isn’t it! Made me have a proper laugh.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    This is one of the Moore books I haven’t picked up so not sure I get the bunny reference but OMG, that bunny is awesome. I would definitely grab that if I saw it on the shelves…of course along with Moore’s name on it – haha.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I read this and i’m really struggling to understand the bunny reference! I did love this book though and the cover just made me lol.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I will not be able to look at a rabbit in the same way from now on…. 😀

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Yes! The bunny cover wins!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s got a bit of a creepy smirk when you zoom in – i think that’s probably why I like it!
      Lynn 😀

  8. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    The purple is much too faded a shade, and I was going to say blue in the middle the best, by far, but then I looked at the enlarged photo of the one you chose… and I say that rabbit was smiling XD Okay, you’re right: I pick that one too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – the rabbit is mad isn’t it! It’s about to join the Mad Hatter.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I haven’t read this, though I’m familiar with the author and cover – I can’t believe I didn’t think of this one when I saw theme for this week! I agree with your choice, can’t go wrong with a creepy smiling bunny 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know right – maybe two creeping smiling bunnies – or would that be overkill!
      Lynn 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    I think the blue cover is the most striking but, like you, I would have to go for the cover with the rabbit on – I am a sucker for a furry animal whether it be in a TV show, advert, film, book or, in this case, cover 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      That bunny cover is funny – it was so unexpected!
      Lynn 😀

  11. Carmen

    I prefer the blue cover.

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