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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)
The lonely librarian walked seductively down the narrow path which was strewn with jilted Boone's Farm wine bottles with her Saran-wrapped plate of lemon bars. —From Back Alley (sequel to Main Street by Sinclair Lewis) Submitted by Jean Jennissen
OMG. It is totes so hard to erase a web presence. Now no one will hire me... —From “I wish they hadn’t loved me so much” by Gossip Girl, age 31 (sequel to You Know You Love Me (A Gossip Girl Book) by Cecily von Ziegesar) Submitted by Jaime Leifer
It was 438 minutes before midnight. —From The Even More Curious Incident of the Cat in the Early Evening Time (Just Before Dinner) on Thursday (sequel to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon) Submitted by Sarah Olson, Minneapolis
Someone must have slandered Jamal K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was rendered. —From No Trial (sequel to The Trial by Franz Kafka) Submitted by Anonymous
Given the poor sales of my memoir, I’ve decidered that the American peoples, who have a great curiousness regardless my great marriage to Laura, and how I am a masterpiece of the art of marriage, and so I’ve written this authoritarian guide to my authoritarian marriage. —From Marriage: An Authoritarian Guide (sequel to As Yet Untitled George W. Bush Memoir by George W. Bush) Submitted by Glenn Yeffeth, Publisher
French Polynesia embraces a vast ocean area strewn with faraway outer islands, each with a mystique of its own. —From Moon Tahiti (sequel to Moon Tahiti by David Stanley) Submitted by David Stanley, Guidebook Writer, Nanaimo, British Columbia