Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in the literary universe.

This week’s theme is:  “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar.  A cover which features a guitar.

Now, this sounded like a simple one.  Just find a fantasy book with a guitar on the cover.  No problem.  I even had a few novels which instantly came to mind, but once I looked at them I discovered the people were playing lutes, harps, and ever other kind of instrument except for a guitar.

So I had to dig deeper.  Do some research outside my reading list.  And eventually I found what I considered the perfect book cover.

Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music


soul music 3


soul music 1


soul music 4


soul music 2



I have to admit this was a tough choice.  I actually like the weird vibe of Cover A.  But, ultimately, I came back to my initial pick, which was Cover B.  I love everything about it from the guitar to the death figure to the layout and colors.

soul music 1

Which would you choose?  Why?

And, why not join in next week with your own selections.

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8 Responses to FRIDAY FACE OFF JUNE 16, 2017

  1. Totally agree, B all the way for me.
    The flaming guitar on C isn’t bad, but cover B just says so much more.

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  2. Cover B definitely. Though, that guitar on cover A certainly has a rather phallic look to it!😂

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  3. Tammy says:

    I like your choice too, but I also love cover C. There’s something about a flaming guitar…

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  4. sjhigbee says:

    lol… An EXCELLENT choice of book for this week’s theme – and SNAP! We both chose the same book. I also included a much earlier Josh Kirby cover, which was my favourite. I have to say, I don’t think much of many of the later Pratchett covers. But I do prefer your choice to all the others – though I don’t like the colours – too dreary for such a vibrant, quirky read.


  5. Anindita@A Bohemian Mind at Work says:

    I love the drums. 🙂

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  6. I like the first one: even though I never read Pratchett, I heard enough of his peculiar brand of humor to know that a skeleton-guitar would be quite fun… 🙂

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  7. I like your choice too. Flaming guitars and guitars made of bones are cool and all, but nothing beats just the classic shape.

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  8. Totally, totally agree with your choice!!

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