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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)
For thirty-five years now I've been in e-waste, and it's my indestructible heart. —From Too Quiet a Demise (sequel to Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal) Submitted by Paul Atwood
All that stuff about "value," further research shows to be irrelevant. Just buy everything, with leverage. —From Securities Analysis: A Modern Approach (sequel to Securities Analysis by Graham and Dodd) Submitted by Ben Heller
First, catch your whale. —From The Idiot's Guide to Scrimshaw, by Ishmael Smith (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Roger Kimball
Biff had become a modern man in the modern workplace; a framed picture of his 2.5 kids and dog sat on his desk, while a picture of Willy hung on his office wall. —From The Life of a Salesman (sequel to The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
I couldn't have been more surprised on that cool, spring evening in York; Friday had stepped ominously out of the shadows and informed me that we had to go back. —From The Return of Robinson Crusoe (sequel to Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe) Submitted by Joe Coglianese, Oak Park, IL
I'm in Heaven?? —From Doubting Thomas (sequel to The Bible by God and men) Submitted by Anonymous