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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)
Sometimes even bluejays are off limits. —From the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Submitted by Julie Brokaw
I didn't know from sick and spiteful until I was exiled to Siberia; life in Petersburg looks pretty good in retrospect. —From The Permafrost Is Too Hard to Dig Very Far Under (sequel to Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Submitted by Richard Stark, Bookseller, New York City
As he reached his midlife crisis, Harry Potter was the boy who often wished he had not lived. —From Harry Potter and the Midlife Crisis (sequel to Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Matthew Resnick
The sun rose hot and dry over the Lennie Small Memorial Petting Zoo where grimy-faced children lined up to touch the rabbits. —From Of Man and Mouse (sequel to Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck) Submitted by Debra Ginsberg
It was the most fuckuppedness time I've ever seen, yet, for some, quite liberating. —From One City Down, One to Go (sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Haste Yee Back ;-)
David Paterson couldn't wait to reach Silda with the news that would hopefully send him home—Onondaga and Herkimer counties would go for Eliot in a heartbeat. —From Eat, Pray, Guv: Eliot Spitzer's Spiritual Return to Albany (sequel to Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert) Submitted by Saralee Rosenberg, Author