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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)
Sing, O Jeff Probst, of Odysseus and those other ingenious contestants who traveled far and wide in the wilderness to compete for cash and other prizes. —From Survivor: Odyssey (sequel to The Odyssey by Homer) Submitted by Lauren Gilbert, Librarian, Huntington, NY
I was born ... several times. Once as a cute African American boy on a surprisingly smogless day in Gary, Indiana, then again, as a vaguely Caucasian dude sometime after Thriller came out, then again in the late nineties as a Welsh housewife, then in 2002 as pretty much a Frankensteinian miscellany. —From Peripheralsex: Something Happened to MJ (sequel to Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides) Submitted by David Eicke
So I finally got it up. —From The Sun Rises Again: How Jake Got His Groove Back (sequel to The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway) Submitted by Matthew Siblo
Father, what have I done? —From Taken Out of Content (sequel to The Bible by Various) Submitted by Marian Lanouette
"Being has not been given its due." —From -The Pursuit of Being (Being and Nothingness: Ontological Proof, pt V) (sequel to The Pursuit of Being by Jean-Paul Sartre) Submitted by Anonymous
It was drizzling outside, storm was thundering and night was getting dark. Cathy woke up and went to close the window. Suddenly she got pale with fear and she screamed with terror. A ghost was coming towards her. —From Revenge of the Ghos (sequel to Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte) Submitted by Samra Anjum