Book: The Sequel: First lines from the classics of the future by Inventive Imposters

by Author unknown | Humor |
ISBN: 0786747811 Global Overview for this book
Registered by chefcrossing of Brooklyn, New York USA on 12/14/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by chefcrossing from Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, December 14, 2012
Released in Manhattan.

Journal Entry 2 by chefcrossing at New York City, New York USA on Friday, December 14, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/14/2012 UTC) at New York City, New York USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Released as part of a bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I'm claiming this from the Books about books bookbox. The concept, first lines of follow-on books to classic works, appealed to me, and a quick glance inside made me giggle!

Later: This is one of those concepts that might be more fun in concept than in execution, but while many of the entries left me cold, there were quite a few that were worth the reading. Among my favorites:

"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 andMouse (sequel to Of Mice and Men), from Debra Ginsberg

"Reneesme? What in the hell were my parents thinking?" From Dusk (sequel to Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer), from Emily Griffin, Atlanta

"Before we begin, I must confess the most lamentable, but personally fortuitous, truth: Jane went crazy, too." From The Third Mrs. Rochester (sequel to Jane Eyre), from Alison Trotta

This one really tickled me, because it was inspired by a book that I enjoyed but that's not nearly as well-known as many of the others here; the excerpt depicts the offhand humor of the original rather well - and is based on a line that I cited in my own JE of the original book:

"I'm a reliable witness, you're a reliable witness, practically all God's children are reliable witnesses- but we're none of us properly attentive to anything until we're halfway through our second cup of coffee." - From The Kraken Has Breakfast (sequel to The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham), from Bridget Norman, UK

Some books spawned so many efforts that they got grouped together in the chapter "A Truth Universally Acknowledged," which features (obviously) many different "sequels" to Pride and Prejudice; other multi-entry titles in this section include Metamorphosis and Moby-Dick ("'Call me, Ishmael,' whispered Kevin" - that's from Fire Island Shore Leave {grin}).

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Bavaria German Restaurant in Hooksett, New Hampshire USA on Friday, April 12, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (4/12/2013 UTC) at Bavaria German Restaurant in Hooksett, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book in the restaurant waiting area at about 6, when stopping by for dinner with a friend. Hope the finder enjoys it!

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