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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)
When I returned to Alexandria to find Justine in a burka and Narouz wearing a turban and a long beard, I became suspicious that Nessim and his friends were up to something; no one, after all, had heard in those days of the Muslim Brotherhood. —From The Second Book of Balthazar, the Alexandria Quintet (sequel to The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell) Submitted by Anonymous
It was a pleasure to burn Kindle, yet the fumes were far too toxic to endure. —From Farenheit 452 (sequel to Farenehit 451 by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Malaika Danovitz
we were the first people to find the island, and we were the first to build the wall. —From Skull Island (sequel to King Kong by Delos W. Lovelace) Submitted by Christopher Arthur
Do androids tweet electric sheep? —From Androids of Twitter (sequel to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick) Submitted by Marilyn Peake, Author
Could someone please pick up that stepladder and help me down from this fan? —From Such People in It (sequel to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) Submitted by Bruce Greenwood, Tahmoor, Australia
"I should have known the 'birdwatching' story wouldn't hold water with the judge," Tony thought to himself, ruing the day he took the binoculars back out of his closet. —From Then Again, Maybe I'll Do Time in the Pen (sequel to Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume) Submitted by Toby Wahl, New York City