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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)
Mrs Dalloway said she had ordered the flowers on-line. —From Mrs Dalloway Stays In (sequel to Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf) Submitted by Vanessa Baish
I'm a reliable witness, you're a reliable witness, practically all God's children are reliable witnesses—but we're none of us properly attentive to anything until we're halfway through our second cup of coffee. —From The Kraken Has Breakfast (sequel to The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham) Submitted by Bridget Norman, UK
As I lay squeezed between a tiger, an elephant, a polar bear, a velociraptor, a mound of flesh-eating bacteria and a black mamba, I couldn't help but wonder why the hell I got on another boat full of random zoo animals crossing the Pacific. —From Life of Pi, Part Two: An Even Smaller Lifeboat with a Larger Surety of Death (sequel to Life of Pi by Yann Martel) Submitted by Scott Michonski
"Mattannal," shouted Velutha as gloom hit Ammu's face like hot humid air in May with the realization that it will be the Day After Tomorrow. —From The God of Big Things (sequel to The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy) Submitted by Mitul Parekh, Lighting Designer, New York City
It was a pleasure, to burn. —From Fahrenheit 451: Burns and Other Forms of Sarcasm (sequel to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Blair Mishleau, Student, Chicago
I should have known life without living is a living hell. —From the sequel to Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahnuik Submitted by Anonymous