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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)
Call me Judas. My parents did, or nearly did. As I may have mentioned, they called me John. —From Breaking with Bokonon (sequel to Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut) Submitted by Fred W. Francis
At the end Jesus took the believers to Heaven. —From The Holy Afterlife (sequel to The Holy Bible by God—through numerous persons) Submitted by William Massey, Columbia, TN
I had just finally figured out who Siddhartha was when I realized I would never understand women, especially my wife. —From Siddhartha Gets Married (sequel to Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
Her refusal to shake hands was humiliating, but it was her screaming departure that made something within me snap—a new and fiercer and more literate Gonga emerged. —From The Return of the Gorilla (sequel to Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor) Submitted by Art Schneider, Frankfort, MI
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
"My oh my" thought Molly waking up naked and happy the following morning. "Eventually, some really good sex!" —From the sequel to Ulysses by James Joyce Submitted by Alessandra Bava, Rome