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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)
Make love; not too much; mostly with people. —From The Omniphile's Dilemma (sequel to The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan) Submitted by Seth Chalmer, New York City
Boo Radley saved my life when I was a child, and thirty years later, I finally found a way to repay him. —From The Mockingbird Also Rises (sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) Submitted by Jana Seely
I was awakened by a soft, dreamy voice saying, "Holden, it's all going to be okay ... everything will be alright." —From the sequel to The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Submitted by Patricia Roberts
In the end, Man had discovered electricity and antibiotics, which gave him the capacity to dispense endless harm and endless good. —From Bible: The Sequel (sequel to The Bible by God's scribes) Submitted by Marilyn Blumer, Freelance Writer, Anchorage, AK, And Bartlesville, OK
The truth is I was too embarrassed to tell Humbert that I was just an extremely underdeveloped eighteen-year-old. —From The Confessions of Lolita (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Debra Ginsberg, San Diego
Well, that didn't work out. —From The Bible II: So Satan Won (sequel to The Bible by God) Submitted by Anonymous