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Friday Face Off: Comedy

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

“With our hectic lives, a dose of comedy is a must.”

This weeks theme:  A cover featuring Comedy

My Choice: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

According to Wikipedia: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.”

Covers:

Del Rey 2017 | Del Rey 1997 | Del Rey 2007 (1) | Crown 2004

Pan 2009 |  Pan 1979 | Mondadori 1999 | Del Rey 2007 (2)

Anagram 2008 | Picador 2002 | Sextante 2010 | Pan 2009

Kabalcı Yayınları 2004 | Wilhelm Heyne 1999 | Pan 2005 | Del Rey 2007 (3)

MacMillan 2009 | Argo 2002 | Macmillan 2016 | Turtleback Books 1995

Gollancz 2012 | Gallimard 2005 | Gollancz 2005 | Fountains 2015

Alfa Yayıncılık 2017 | Zysk i S-ka | ALBA 1985 |Albatros 2005

Crown 2004 | Хемус 1998 | Folio SF 2010 | WSOY 1989

Anagrama | Slovart 2004 | Ullstein-Taschenbuch-Verlag 1984 | Kitos knygos 2016

 NXB Lao Động,2017 | Young Picador 2005 | Pan  Unknown | Ponto 2010

Bakur Sulakauri  2017 | Unknown | Pan 2017 | Zagrebačka 2004

Bogdan 2016| Sextante 2004 | Fantastic 2012 | Gollancz 2004

Reclam 2008 | De Boekerij 2010 | Polaris 1996 | Eesti Päevaleht 2009

Kein & Aber 2017 | Denoël 2000 | BBC 2001 | Ullstein 1990

Månpocket 1988 | Zysk i S-ka 2016 | Unknown | Pearl Publishing 2010

BBC 1993 | Bogdan 2015 | Saída de Emergência 2016 | AGB 2005

New Millennium 2002 | A. Mondadori 2004| Argo 2015 | A. Mondadori 1980

Easton Press 1998 | John Books Oy 1981 | Kagge Forlag 1998 | Hynek 1998

Luitingh 2005 | Denoël 1993 | Saída de Emergência  2017| Eridanas 2000

A. Mondadori  1993| Muma Culture 2016 | RosettaBooks | A. Mondadori 1996

Argo 2008 | ISIS Audio  1995| Lindhardt 2009 | Tehniška založba 1988

Denoël 1982 | Ullstein 1988 | Kawaride 2005 | Heinemann 1991

Brasiliense 1986 | Olion 1955 | Móra Kiadó 1987 | Faktor 1992

Založba Pivec 2014 | Dove Audio 1990 | Time Warner 1994 | BBC 2008

Editora 2009 | Heyne 2000 | Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1994 | Mondadori 2018

Laertes 1994 | Hoerverlag Dhv Der Gmbh  2005 | Book World 2004 | Kagge 2008

ARS LONGA 1987 | Goliath 2015 | Bogdan 2016 | Denoël 2000

Actual Conversation I had with myself:

  • Brain: Goodreads has 296 editions do we really want to do this title?
  • Me: Yes! It will be awesome!
  • Brain: But 296? Maybe we should just do the best ones?
  • Me: There are probably a TON of duplicates I bet there are no more that 60 unique covers.  Besides, only doing the favorites is cheating
  • Brain: Everyone else does it, and you cheat the topic all the time, how is this different
  • Me: It just is! Pleeeeeaseeeee! I want to!
  • Brain: Fine
  • Me: Yay!!

108 covers later …

  • Me: Sooooo, yea … that was a lot
  • Brian: I told you so

Favorites:


There are a lot of really great covers!!!! I don’t know how to pick!

Top 4:

Winner:

Guide37
I love all the little details! They are easy to see but also tiny and unobtrusive.

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

“So long, and thanks for all the fish.” 

19 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Comedy

  1. Hahahaha love your convo with yourself!🤣
    That happens to me a LOT! 😊
    We, bookish beast, are legion! (Possessed by many demos according to tge movie The Exorcist)
    I was thinking exactly the same going through your post… “man! How many covers does this book have”??? 🤣
    I can’t believe I still haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Humor is a MUST!
    Well who an I kidding?? I CAN believe anything about myself 🤦‍♀️ 🤣
    My fav is number 154 🤣

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    1. Hahah if I am being possessed by a bookish beast I don’t want it to leave!! But maybe that would explain my internal conversations 😂😂 There were a ridiculous amount of covers! And they were all totally different!!! Usually you get a ton of versions that are super similar and I just pick the original and leave the others out, but there weren’t a lot to leave out haha. 😂

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  2. This is a great choice – I must say you did better than me – I would have gone for a few favourites – so much work trawling through them all – I applaud you 😀
    I love your choice but I also have a soft spot for the Del Rey 2017 cover.
    Lynn 😀

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