Each week, following a predetermined theme, click here to see the list of themes for 2019, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.
This week is special, since there’s no specific theme – it’s a freebie. I thought I might just not post today, but then…I thought of the perfect book to use. I hope you guys like it!
This Week’s Theme:
“Feed me Seymour…” – Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors
—A cover that is 60s horror—
I’ll say that I haven’t actually read a lot of ’60s horror. I haven’t read much of horror at all. I’m also not super familiar with 60s aesthetic. As a decade, I’m more of a music buff than a book buff.
But searching through my Goodreads books, I found that I have read at least one book from the ’60s.
My book choice: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
It’s a great book. I classic, I would argue, in the sci-fi genre. It’s lighter on the horror in terms of guts and gore, but it is very scary, nonetheless. I remember reading this book and being utterly baffled and weirded out by it. I hadn’t read anything like it. To be honest, I think this is the first “horror” book I’d ever read. It’s definitely good, but not my favorite Bradbury.
I like both of these covers, the first because it’s aesthetically pleasing to me and it gives a very subtle, minimalist nod to the circus/carnival theme, the second because it’s the book I actually own and the first iteration of it I ever came across. I am not as fond of it aesthetically, but it has a nostalgia to it that makes me gravitate to it above others.
I feel like these two books capture the spirit of the book the least.
I enjoy simplicity and clean lines. This book just hits all the main boxes for me: it’s minimalist, it’s got a pop of color, it’s a subtle connection to the book, and the font is popping! It’s definitely the run-away winner for me.
Thoughts & Thanks
Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let’s talk about it in the comments!