Friday Face Off : A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground


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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future’s themes are listed below – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.

This week’s theme:

A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground

This week I’ve gone for a book that I’ve used before – to be honest this is a tough theme so I hope you all did better than I did (although I confess that sometimes it feels good to revisit a book and give it some more of the spotlight).  The Ring by Kōji Suzuki:

Let’s take a look at the covers:

In other news I’ve come up with a new list for next year, it needs a little switching around and polishing so will publish it this weekend if it’s all complete to allow people to plan ahead. This list is slightly different in that I’ve gone for a lot of book themes, so, still a cover face off but a little bit more flexibility which hopefully will give a new boost to the FFO.  If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, as always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next Week  – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way



3rd – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way

10th – A fairytale retold

17th – Winter Solstice approaching – anything cold and seasonal

24th – All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?

31st – What’s your catnip – if it’s on a cover you have to pick it up


10 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! Yea! I’m here for Friday Face-Off! Will you believe it if I tell you that I’ve never seen The Ring? Even worse, I never knew it was actually a book… It actually just gives me the creeps.

    I like your favorite yes, but the one I like the most, is in your first collage, second row, first one.

    I took your prompt very literally and went with Holes by Louis Sacher. LOL!!

    Here’s my link: Elza Reads

    Enjoy your weekend!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Holes is such a great book to go with – sorry I haven’t visited yet. December got away from me for one reason or another (adopted a rescue dog) but things are settling down now and I’m trying to catch up again. Thanks so much for taking part.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I love your favorite too. And I think I have a copy of this book and it’s the first cover, so I’m drawn to that as well.

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Any image of that woman with her face covered by long hair always gives me the creeps, no matter what!

  4. Greg

    Ooh these are spooky. 🙂 I like that second one but also the one with someone looking into a hole- that’s wild.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love that perspective – it’s just so unusual.
      lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh man, I wanted to watch this over Halloween, but didn’t get to. Not too late! Such a creepy/great story 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a great story and the book and film are both very creepy.
      Lynn 😀

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