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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)
Relax? You owe more than you think you owe. —From Dr. Spock's Adult and Eldercare (sequel to Dr. Spock's Infant and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock) Submitted by Mark Shulman, Author, New York City
This book is a an account of my heroic and, it turns out, tragic forced landing of a crowded Boeing 747 in the raging Mississippi River, and a rebuttal to my petty critics who claim that this unprecedented river landing could have been easily avoided, and was only made because Jan Miller promised me a $25 million dollar book deal for this sequel (and a second book of free associations in the Klingon language). —From Mississippi Landing (sequel to Untitled USAir Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's Memoir by Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger) Submitted by Glenn Yeffeth, Dallas
Destroying the world is a must. —From Epilogue to the Bibile (sequel to The Bible by Various People) Submitted by Laura McCarthy, Young Adult Book Blogger, Whitinsville, MA (Northbridge)
The black Escalade fled across the desert, and the Chevy Tahoe followed. —From The SUV (Book 1 of The Last Days of Fossil Fuels series) (sequel to The Gunslinger (Book 1 of The Dark Tower series) by Stephen King) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington
As it turns out, there is, remarkably, a lot more to say about the Rostov family et al. so here we go again... —From Peace and War Again (sequel to War and Peace by Tolstoy, Leo) Submitted by Sara Schepis
Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person ... her mother. —From Back When We Really Grew Up (sequel to Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler) Submitted by Tracey Simon, Reference Librarian, Long Island, NY