Weekly Geeks 2009-05

This week’s Weekly Geeks is about judging a book by its cover.

Here are the rules:

Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best ‘captures’ what the book is about?

For this week’s challenge, I chose The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux:

None of these covers match the copy I have, but these are the only ones I could find. I really love the one with the wax seal which captures the letters the opera ghost writes to the opera house managers. I like the old world feel of this cover.

The final cover is the one most like the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, but I’m not sure it captures the novel that well. I don’t really have a least favorite book cover among these.

What do you think?

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