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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)
This is still my favourite book. And nope, I still haven't read a single word. By this time, I'm sure you're wondering whether or not I'm capable of reading. And you'd be right to wonder. Inigo often wondered the same thing about Fezzik ... —From The Princess Wife (sequel to The Princess Bride by William Goldman) Submitted by Jamieson Wolf
Before I reveal to you the identity of Julia (her grandparents are now dead, and her other relatives have lost influence as they squandered their inheritance during the excessive 80s) I want it known that I think Meryl Streep would've played me better than Jane Fonda. —From Sentimento (sequel to Pentimento by Lillian Hellman) Submitted by Martin Masadao, Makati, Philippines
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of Number Four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were sick of being normal, thank you very much. —From Harry Potter and the Weird Relatives (sequel to Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Anna Bold
We were shocked that there was such a huge uproar after the bank repossessed the Witch's castle and sold the entire herd of flying monkeys to Japan for sushi. —From Unwanted (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marsha Childress, Brentwood, TN
Now, fair Hippolyta, our sophormoric hour Draws on apace; four unhappy days bring in Another school year... —From A Latesummer Night's Nightmare (sequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Royce Jeffrey
In the beginning, there was light; after that, this guy named Darwin came along. —From The Bible II (sequel to The Bible by Almighty God) Submitted by Dan R.