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!