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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)
Although I have said that a prince may rise to power in two ways, and neither of which can be entirely attributed to fortune or genius, I was not aware of who George W. Bush was at the time. —From Obama (sequel to The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
He was Diddy, plain Diddy, in the morning, standing five feet eleven in one sneaker, he was P. Diddy in sequins, he was Sean John at school, he was Mr. Combs on the dotted line; but in my arms he was always Puffy. —From JLolita (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Stan Friedman
The flimsy stone wall hastily built to seal me in this damp crypt forever fell as I pushed with all my might against it, and I knew then that I had been given a second chance at life for a sole purpose: Kill Montresor! —From Cask of Amontillado 2: Cask of Whoop-Ass (sequel to Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe) Submitted by Christopher Wood, Orlando
Scratch all that. It really was just my liver. —From the sequel to Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Submitted by Sarah Johnson, Young Adult Librarian
Polo Benedict squinted his eyes and stared into the distance and grumbled, "Damn, that new border fence will really ruin the contours of Reata." —From Giant: The Next Generation (sequel to Giant by Edna Ferber) Submitted by Janet Kent
I am still Ishmael. —From Moby Dunk (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Lorna Keith, Sebring, FL