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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)
All of this happened while I was walking starving past a tattoo parlour in Christiana—and one should never walk past a tattoo parlour in a hungry delirium unless he wants it to leave its mark on him ... —From Hunger and Hungrier (sequel to Hunger by Knut Hamsun) Submitted by Lisa Morton, Bookseller, North Hollywood, CA
Giving up carbs really helped me focus my thoughts. —From Swann's Way II: The Atkins Approach (sequel to Swann's Way by Marcel Proust) Submitted by Janet Saines
Once again The Cat lied because he has new things, new thoughts —From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Again! (sequel to The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by John Michael Bishop, Jr.
It was only after Fern Arable and some 712 county fair attendees died of the worst swine flu pandemic in American history that Homer Zuckerman discovered Charlotte's chilling final web, which read: "Kill this pig before he kills you!" —From Charlotte's Web II: Wilbur's Revenge (sequel to Charlotte's Web by E. B. White) Submitted by Michael Bryant, Bellingham, WA
"Ow!" Harry screamed, his scar burning. —From Harry Potter and the Loss of Loved Ones (sequel to Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) Submitted by Jeffrey Larsen, To Create Things Like This
We've already been over this, but you people don't listen very well, do you? —From The Bible for Dummies (sequel to The Holy Bible by Many (God?)) Submitted by Rachel Sullivan