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The Friday Face-Off: Water, Water Everywhere
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
William Morrow – US Cover
Cover art by Lane Coder
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Headline – UK Cover
Cover art by (?)
The Friday Face-Off Winner is…
William Morrow – US Cover; Cover Art by Lane Coder
That UK one looks like amateur photoshop. I mean, the font choice is horrible, and the photo they chose to use of the kid in the water is like a bad nirvana rip-off.
I DO like the US cover though. I won’t remember it anywhere close to one of my favorites, but I find it gives a soothing feeling. I think it’s because of the light shining through the water on to the floor – I like that.
Which cover do you think is the best?