‘This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are’

Posted On 8 September 2017

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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:

That great condenser of moral chaos, The City (A cover which features a city)

And I’ve chosen The City & the City by China Miéville

My favourite this week is:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a black and white design

Future themes:

15th September 2017 – ‘Checkmate’ – a cover featuring a black and white design.

22nd September 2017 – As purple as the heather – a cover which is mostly purple

29th September 2017 – Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady – a cover featuring a heart

6th October 2017 – ‘Then let the crabs be cursed by Odin’ – a cover featuring a Viking ‘

13th October 2017 – You have nice manners for a thief, and a LIAR!’  – a cover with a dragon

20th October 2017 – ‘Me and my….’ – a cover featuring a Shadow

27th October 2017 – “Thus with a kiss I die” – a cover featuring a couple

3rd November 2017 – ‘Desperate affairs require desperate measures’ – a regency style cover

10th November 2017 – ‘zip it, lock it and throw away the key – a cover featuring a key

17th November 2017 – Snap! – a cover featuring a double image or reflection

24th November 2017 – ‘I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently’ – a cover featuring snow

1st December 2017 – The pen is mightier than the sword – a cover featuring a fancy font

8th December 2017 – ‘Do not go gentle’ – a cover featuring the night…

15th December 2017 – Hubble bubble toil and trouble – a cover featuring a portion/perfume bottle


12 Responses to “‘This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are’”

  1. rabbitearsblog

    Great post! I liked the first cover the best.

    Here’s my Friday Face Off:


  2. alwaystrustinbooks

    I loved this novel. China Mieville is a great author but some of his books are huge. His Perdido Street Station trilogy is over 2500 pages!

  3. sjhigbee

    I haven’t read this one – but I love the selection of covers – this particular week has produced some really interesting choices. And my favourite, too, is the pink one – it’s very clever and subtle, though I was very torn as I was also strongly tempted by the first cover with the cityscape. I loved the pulp feeling of this one and alllll the detail. Thank you for listing the next few months FF topics, you’re a star for stepping and keeping this one going:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first one is a great cover packed with detail. No problem about the list and thanks for the suggestions.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    That’s hand down my favorite cover too, and it is quite fetching.

  5. Tammy

    Oh this was a really good choice. I haven’t read this yet, but I want to because I love his other books. I’m going to agree with you on your favorite pick, that’s mine as well. I also love the one right next to it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re both good – and the first cover is also very popular 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Hmm, it’s hard to choose! A lot of them are too plain for me, I think I’ll have to go with the third one. The silhouette is very dramatic!

  7. @lynnsbooks

    The third one does have a very dark and creepy feel doesn’t it.
    Lynn 😀

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