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
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
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.
Which would you choose? Why?
And, why not join in next week with your own selections.