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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)
The barrel of the Smith & Wesson grinds off small bits of tooth into my throat, and Sarge says, "Helen Hoover Boyle has left the building." —From Another Lullaby (sequel to Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk) Submitted by Anthony Ojeda, Brooklyn
As Roebuck Ramsden opens the morning's letters in his study, he realizes the house has become very quiet—too quiet. —From Man, Superman, Alien and Predator (sequel to Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw) Submitted by Norman Szabo, Taiwan, ROC
I knew I had seen her face years ago, as if in a dream, a cherub I once loved, but this nubile was not Lolita; it was her daughter. —From Run, Lolita, Run (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
The ban on homosexuality in the U.S. armed forces is now over. —From Conduct Becoming: GLBT in the U.S. Military (sequel to Conduct Unbecoming: Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military by Randy Shilts) Submitted by Martin Masadao, Makati, Philippines
Sancho Panza looked at the forty or so windmills scattered across the Andalusian horizon, and then it hit him, maybe crazy old Don Quixote was right after all, the answer was so obvious that even his childish brain could grasp it: wind power would solve the world's energy crisis. —From Blowing in the Wind (sequel to Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes) Submitted by Evan Charkes, New York
He had never considered himself the type to move back home at thirty after battling cocaine addiction; nor had he ever imagined himself so boring that he no longer wanted to narrate his life as if he were watching someone else. —From Low Wattage, Dull Suburbs (sequel to Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney) Submitted by Laura Martineau, Grant Writer, Connecticut