Friday Face-Off: Dinosaurs

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but kept up by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a dinosaur(s)

My Choice: Jurassic Park

I know this is a pretty boring choice, but the only books I have read with dinosaurs on the cover are “Don’t Forget Dexter” and “All My Friends are Dead” and they don’t have multiple covers! So I am going to go with the classic today!

Covers:

Knopf Publishing Group 1909 | Garzanti 1990 | Random House 1991 | Arrow 1991
Plaza & Janés 1991 | Euroclub 1991 | Ballantine 1991 | Best Seller 1991
Deutscher Bücherbund Stuttgart 1991 | Published 1992 | Círculo de Lectores 1992 | Bra Spänning 1992
הד ארצי הוצאה לאור 1992 | Bell 1992 | Tammi 1992 | Robert Laffont 1992
Alfred a Knopf 1993 | Tatran 1993 | Magyar Könyvklub 1993 | Вагриус 1993
Вагриус 1993 | Ballantine Books 1993 | Wiken 1993 | Vallardi 1993
Dufisão Cultural 1993 | İnkılâp Kitabevi 1993 | Círculo do Livro 1993 | Kupar 1994
Garzanti 1995 | Arrow Books 1996 | Emecé 1996 | Ballantine Books 1997
Droemer/Knaur 1999 | Superpocket 1999 | Эксмо-Пресс 2001 | Droemer Knaur 2001
Het Laatste Nieuws 2003 | Бард 2003 | DeBolsillo 2004 | Амфора 2005
Garzanti 2006 | Arrow Books 2006 | Goldmann 2007 | Easton Press 2008
Alfred A. Knopf 2009 | Pocket 2009 | Амфора 2010 | Garzanti 2010
Albatros 2011 | Ballantine Books 2012 | Perfection Learning 2012 | Ballantine Books 2012
Heyne 2013 | Амфора 2013 | DEBOLS!LLO 2015 | 花山文艺出版社 2015
Garzanti 2015 | Эксмо 2015 | Editora Aleph 2015 | Эксмо 2015
Obuolys 2015 | Arrow Books 2015 | Dream Books 2015 | دار اكتب  2015
Pro Book 2015 | Видавнича група КМ-БУКС 2017 | Leda 2017| 新雨出版社 2017

I am surprised and impressed with the lack of movie covers.  There are really only two that seem like movie covers to me.  (Tatran 1993 and Heyne 2013).  I was also impressed with how many good covers there are! There is a decent amount of variety and there are very few I don’t like.

Worst Covers:

Best Covers:

Special Mention:

J20

This cover is just so ridiculous that I needed to call it out! It doesn’t fit into the worst or best categories, its just … different.

Winner:

J62

This was an impossible decision to pick just one!  I really like all of the “Best Covers.” But my eye kept coming back to this one.  I like the contrast of the red and the white and the black, and I like the little butterfly that looks like it is about to be eaten.

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!

 

32 Comments

    1. Thanks! And there are lots of them with the logo haha. I really like the one that is almost all black with the logo (Robert Laffont 1992) I like the simplicity of it and it is very striking. I think that one was my second favorite!

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  1. Wow that’s an impressive cover gallery 🙂 I love the very first one (so iconic) and the one you picked as a fave- those two would be my picks. I like the blue German one and the LAffont ’92 one as well. These were fun to look at!

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  2. OMG this post must have taken FOREVER to put together! I don’t think I realized how many different covers there were for this book. I find it nearly impossible to pick one, but I do love your favorite, it’s a standout:-)

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  3. I totally agree with you, though that first black-and-white cover is really cool also! Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies (and books, but I like the movies a bit more). Have you seen the movies?

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      1. I am! I really like these sequels – it totally feels like the original Jurassic Park movies! lthiugh I will say that the trailer is giving me Lost World vibes – if you compare the second movie to the new trailer, it’s eerily similar. Though I am still excited!

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      2. I didn’t really think of it before but you are right! They are kinda similar! But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A bunch of the Star Wars movies revolve around blowing up a death star but they are all different enough that I still love them!

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