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The New Classics: Books

written by: silverqueen
Calling all bookworms! Let's crawl up and see how many of the pages you have flipped on Entertainment Weekly's The 1000 Best Movies, TV Shows, Albums, Books & More of the Last 25 Years. You can probably fake it if you just read the reviews.

Question 1:

Entertainment Weekly's choice for the # 1book on the List of New Classics was the story of a father and son who "trudge across an ashen American landscape in the wake of some unnamed apocalypse, fighting off sexually predatory bandits, scavenging for food, uncovering charnel-house horror" but always moving forward "toward some mirage of a better future." What is the name of this post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy?
No Country for Young Men
The Road
There Will Be Blood
All the Pretty Horses

Question 2:

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The # 3 book on Entertainment Weekly's New Classics List was written by a Nobel prize winner, tells the story of an escaped slave, Sethe, a ghost and a tombstone carved with just one word. What is the one word carved on the tombstone?

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Question 3:

Most writers dream of making the New York Times Best-Seller List. Which one of these books spent the most weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List?
The Da Vinci Code
The Lovely Bones
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Into Thin Air

Question 4:

The book ranked # 9 on the Entertainment Weekly's New Classics List tells the story of a deserting Confederate soldier, Inman, and his journey back to the genteel and lovely Ada. What was the destination for the war weary and lovelorn Inman?
West Point
Cold Mountain
Bridges of Madison County
Cold Comfort Farm

Question 5:

This novel, that is over 850 pages, tells the story of cowboy Gus, the strong willed prostitute, Lorena and the evil murderer and rapist, Blue Duck. What is the title of this book that describes a long, long cattle drive?
No Country for Old Men
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Lonesome Dove
All the Pretty Horses

Question 6:

Neil Gaiman, a fantasy and science fiction writer was asked to name his top 10 New Classic Monsters. Gaiman's # 8 choice was a monster found in master horror writer Steven King's novel "It". In what shape did "It" come to terrorize the children of Derry?
The Walking Dude
Pennywise, the clown
Buick 8

Question 7:

In a book that made the list of Five Memoir Shockers, which sports legend bragged that he had bedded 20,000 ladies?
Willie Shoemaker
Wilt Chamberlain
Joe Namath
Jim Brown

Question 8:

Which novel has the opening lines, "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1963."?
The Handmaid's Tale
Case Histories
All She Ever Really Wanted
The Lovely Bones

Question 9:

On May 11, 1996, eight people died while trying to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, including famed mountain guides Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. Jon Krakauer was one of the survivors. What is the name of Krakauer's book that gives his first person account of the events that led to one of the deadest days ever on Mount Everest?
Into the Wild
Into Thin Air

Question 10:

In 2008, EW.com asked readers for their choice for favorite author of the last 25 years. Which author
received the most votes?
John Grisham
Steven King
J. K. Rowling
Nora Roberts


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