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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)
And in the end, Man created God in His own image. —From The Newer Testament (sequel to The Old Testament by Various) Submitted by Edmund Glass
It has been a little over three years since Ben Treven resigned his role as a military liaison for the federal government; now he finds himself brought back to his old way of life as the target instead of hunter. —From After-Life (sequel to Fault Line by Barry Eisler) Submitted by Barry Bennett
Having crashed the car again while using his BlackBerry during the morning commute from London to Canterbury, Shipman killed time waiting for a tow truck by texting Knight about some gossip he’d heard the night before about their old school chum Miller and a nun. —From The Canterbury BlackBerry Tales (sequel to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer) Submitted by Gabrielle Tolliver
Time is one-dimensional oscillating lines (or points or surfaces), like the dimensions of a holograph. —From Cat's Eyes (1995) (sequel to Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood) Submitted by Lori Dawson, Graphic/Web Designer, Atlanta
VLADIMIR: There you are! Well, it's about damn time. (Long silence.) —From Well, Now What? (sequel to Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett) Submitted by Laura Martineau, Grant Writer, Connecticut
Once notorious as the "Cannibal Isles," Fiji is now the colorful crossroads of the South Pacific. —From Moon Fiji (sequel to Moon Fiji by David Stanley) Submitted by David Stanley, Guidebook Writer, Nanaimo, British Columbia