“Every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go …”


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Hotel “Welcome to the Hotel California! Such a lovely place. Such a lovely face. Plenty of space at the Hotel California”

Did the quote in the title give you a clue?  This was a no brainer for me, welcome to the Overlook Hotel – it has to be The Shining by Stephen King:

Some of these are pretty scary stuff – check out the one with the staircase – I thought it was just fairly innocuous until I realised there’s a creepy dude hovering in the background (*run away)!

And my winner,:


I know – I’m predictable really.  I just love these covers  – the name font is just so easy to recognise – you’d know it was Stephen King straight away!  It screams “STEPHEN KING” in fact – which is somehow appropriate for his books.

Which is your favourite?

Future themes:

10/02/2017 – Diamonds “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”

17/02/2017 – Car “Drivin’ along in my automobile”

24/02/2017 Alien – “Aliens – if they exist-are little green men with big eyes and spindly arms…or giant insects or something like a lumpy little creature”

03/03/2017 – Playing cards “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well”

10/03/2017 – School “I never let my schooling interfere with my education”

17/03/2017 – Bird “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild”

24/03/2017 – Street lamp “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”

31/03/2017 – Casino “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework “

07/04/2017 – Circus “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town!

14/04/2017 – Easter “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate”

21/04/2017 – Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

28/04/2017 – Beach/Seaside”Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”

05/05/2017 – Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”

18 Responses to ““Every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go …””

  1. sjhigbee

    A great choice, Lynn. I found this one quite tricky – to the extent that one of my visitors has accused me of cheating this week:). My favourite cover is the one with the staircase – creepy! Have a great week-end.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That creepy guy – run away!!!
      You have a lovely weekend too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The second cover in the first row does have something of a haunted feeling…. brrrr….

  3. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I kinda like the one on the bottom left because it looks creepier than any of the others

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I couldn’t think of anything with a hotel this week, but I’m joining in next week! 🙂

  5. Nathan

    I never read it. Or watched it. All I know about the Shining is from pop culture references. I also would have a tough time coming up with an example of a hotel.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought the film was so scary – and then when I read the book – initially I thought it was dragging a bit – but then it kicked in and it just got to me!
      It’s a tough one this tbh.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    I too love those covers with the distinctive font, although I have never been brave enough to read this I do love Stanley Kubrick’s film 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      The book is really quite different from the film – but, and this is really odd, I like both!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    I fancy the first cover on top. It looks creepy!

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    Whoa, good eye! I didn’t even notice the creepy guy standing in the doorway…*shudders*. I like your choice in covers a lot, and the second one too!

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