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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?
There Will Be Blood
The Road
No Country for Young Men
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?
Denver
Nobody
Misery
Beloved


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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?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Lovely Bones
The Da Vinci Code
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?
Cold Mountain
West Point
Cold Comfort Farm
Bridges of Madison County

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
All the Pretty Horses
Lonesome Dove
New Riders of the Purple Sage

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?
Cujo
Buick 8
Pennywise, the clown
The Walking Dude

Question 7:


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

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 Lovely Bones
All She Ever Really Wanted
Case Histories
The Handmaid's Tale

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?
Climb
Into the Wild
Into Thin Air
Everest

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?
J. K. Rowling
John Grisham
Nora Roberts
Steven King

 


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