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Some inspiration to get you started:
See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. —From The Purpose of Practice (sequel to Speedwealth by T. Harv Eker) Submitted by Riantsoa Rasolonjatovo, Madagascar
I was a sick man ... I am a dead man, on HBO. —From Notes from Six Feet Under (sequel to Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Submitted by Karen Schechner, Writer/Editor
Rumors of my death had been greatly exaggerated. —From The Book Strikes Back (sequel to Book: The Sequel by Book) Submitted by Anonymous
Jean Valjean loved his new job at the baguette bakery, but when some urchin stole an entire basket of bread, he felt he had no choice but to notify the authorities. —From Le Bourgeois (sequel to Les Misérables by Victor Hugo) Submitted by Douglas Clegg, Novelist
It was Wang Lung's marriage day, the 21st of September, and the couple danced the night away, knowing love was here to stay. ... —From The Good Earth, Wind and Fire Concert (sequel to The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck) Submitted by Anonymous
The sun rose hot and dry over the Lennie Small Memorial Petting Zoo where grimy-faced children lined up to touch the rabbits. —From Of Man and Mouse (sequel to Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck) Submitted by Debra Ginsberg