Book: The Sequel
10 Installments—Entirely free
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This book is a collection of first sentences of imagined sequels. The ten installments that currently comprise Book: The Sequel on DailyLit offer a taste of what's in the full book, which was compiled from user-submitted entries May 28-30 during Book Expo America 2009.
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Ever wonder what happens to Harry Potter after twenty years of marriage and a steady government gig?
Or what Karl Marx would say about today’s financial crisis?
If the Bible had a sequel, what would its first sentence be?
These kind of questions are the inspiration behind Book: The Sequel, which collects the first sentences of imagined sequels from writers of all stripes. We all know the feeling of sadness that can come when the last page of a good book is turned. The world and characters we've come to know—and love—are gone in an instant, and it's hard not to wonder what those characters might go on to do. The writers in this collection have let their imaginations run wild—and raucous in some cases—to produce clever, thoughtful, and funny first sentences of sequels to some of literature's most famous works. So get ready: the Part II you may never have expected is about to begin.
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Copyright © 2009 by Clive Priddle. All rights reserved.
This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented, without written permission from the publisher.
Published in May 2009 by PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
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Reviewed by NekoLain on Dec 22, 2011
It's more a collection of 10 lines about books. Interesting but not really what I was looking for. Amusing though.
Reviewed by eiresicilia on Feb 10, 2010
don't bother, I wouldn't give one star...
Reviewed by sanozen on Dec 1, 2010
Food for thought
A good quick read where you can glimpse into how ten book sequels would begin. Not too deep, and not long at all, it's good for a quick read and to think about what might of been within these fictional places if these books existed.
Reviewed by roaming_smile on Dec 12, 2009
An Entertaining Read
I enjoyed this little . . . whatever you call it. (It's not quite a book) It took me five minutes to read it, but i thoroughly enjoyed those five minutes. It was witty and clever.
Reviewed by obamafan on Oct 10, 2009
Phamplet; the sequel
This book, or leaflet, was funny but very, very short , as i read it in five minutes!!!!
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