Friday Face Off : “Feed me Seymour”

FFO

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 – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – 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 is:

4th October – “Feed me Seymour” – A cover that is 60s horror

I think I possibly should have been a bit clearer with this week’s theme – I really meant 60s style, so therefore either literally a cover from the 60s or a more uptodate cover that is in the style of the 60s.  Anyway, sorry about that but I’m sure everyone has managed to come up with their own twist on the theme.  This week I’ve chosen Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin.  I had a spell of reading and watching horror films during my early teens.  Rosemary’s Baby – to be honest I can recall very little about either the book or film.  Perhaps I should have a reread.  Anyway, to the covers:

Well, what a lot of strange covers, I’ve only chosen those published in the 60s and to be honest I’m not really loving any of these.  I quite like the sinister feel of the first but what is all that chat at the top of the book about.  I would maybe have chosen the last which is the movie tie-in – but same problem.  I also quite like the cover with the unusual, monster like pram but I don’t like the font being slanted.  I think Overall I’d have to go with one of the two below:

Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so we can all visit and check out each others covers.  Thanks

I’ve updated the list and included themes through to the end of 2019 – I’ve also included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share that let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers)

2019

11th October – ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

18th October – “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.” – A cover featuring a scream

25th October – for Halloween – pick any scary cover you like

(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

1st November – A cover that is predominantly grey

8th November – “big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

15th November – “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.

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Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.24

No.24: The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.  This is one of my ‘is-it-isn’t-it’ sci fi choices.  This is a great story though and who among us doesn’t know the ‘Stepford’ term – it’s become quite symbolic.  Originally published in 1972 the book leaves the final interpretation fairly vague – unlike the film which definitely sci-fis the story up!  Anyway, satire, horror and a little sci fi – I’m going with the brainwashing theme to support that conclusion:

First edition cover:

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1972 Library Magna:

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1998 Bloomsbury Publishing:

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2011 Corsair:

2011 Corsair