Friday Face-Off: Trains

Friday Face-Off is a weekly meme originally created by Books by Proxy, and is currently hosted by Lynn’s Books.

The idea is to compare different book covers, based on a weekly changing theme.

The theme for Friday Face-Off this week is trains. For this theme, I chose to look at the book Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I was surprised at just how many variations of front covers that this book has had, and it has been interesting to analyze them.

First off, I want to talk about the simplicity of these two covers. The tracks and the tunnel provide such a beautiful image. I love train tracks, so that is probably why these speak to me so much.

I like the way the train moves across the bottom, and the giant cloud of red smoke against the white background, giving a sleek image.

In contrast, the black train against the red background is a much darker picture, which I almost don’t like as much.

Each of these covers includes the train and the smoke, but all have a different angle of the train.

These two book covers are different in that they show an image from inside the train, rather than the exterior of it. It was nice to see a slightly different angle next to the other covers.

This book cover is my favourite. I enjoy the angle of the train, as well as the way the smoke looks against the night sky.

Which of these book covers is your favourite? Let me know!

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