This week’s Weekly Geeks task is a fun one
Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best ‘captures’ what the book is about?
One of my favourite books of all time is Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I read it first as a teenager with this cover which is the original 1979 English/UK cover. Because I still have this copy of the book (although it’s falling apart due to over use) I will always associate this book with this cover, regardless of what other covers exist. The book is about a book that has those words printed on the cover in a pleasing way so I think it captures what the book is about too. But I might be a teensy bit biased.
There are 102 editions of this book listed at Good Reads (not counting occasions where it’s been included in anthologies with the four other books in the trilogy). While probably not the definitive list it offered a selection of covers, some of which appear below.