Every week, Danielle (from Danielle’s Book Blog) and Cátia (from TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch) host a feature called Book Traveling Thursdays on Goodreads. They give you a topic each Thursday and you choose a book that you think fits. Then comes the fun part: a cover showdown! You post the original cover, the cover from your country (which I won’t be doing because the books aren’t published here), and then your favorite and least favorite cover from any edition around the world.
This week’s topic is a book from one of my favorite genres. I went with classics, even though I haven’t read as many as I would like to. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is one that I remember enjoying a bunch of years ago and that I keep thinking about. So, let’s check out the covers!
I believe this is the original German cover. It’s okay, but I think the story gives room to so many creative covers that I can’t say it’s one of my favorites.
The one on the left is the US cover and the one on the right is from Turkey. Both are amazing and the sort of creativity I was mentioning before. It spells the title by showing the insect that represents the novel so well. The US cover is my favorite the letters have beautiful intricate details.
LEAST FAVORITE COVERS
On the left we have the Croatian edition, which I don’t like because of its comical colors. On the right the one from Italy. I have favorite bad covers and I have to say that the Italian one is one of them. I mean, it’s hilarious! The guy’s head and ONLY the head is coming out of an egg. It makes no sense and I love that I found it through this feature. It just makes me laugh.