Review: Book: The Sequel by Clive Priddle (editor)

Filed in Review , The Eclectic Lover Posted on April 30, 2010 @ 7:27 am 0 comments

Format Read: eARC from NetGalley
Number of Pages: 144
Release Date: May 30, 2009
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Formats Available: Paperback, ebook
Purchasing Info: Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

Book Blurb:

After the last page is turned and the cover closed on a great book, is it really over? Ever wonder what happens to Harry Potter after, say, twenty years of marriage and a steady government gig? Or what Karl Marx would say about today’s financial crisis? What did Scarlett O’Hara really think about tomorrow?

What comes after “ever after?”

BOOK: The Sequel dares to answer these burning questions with imagined first sentences from would-be follow-ups to classics from The Bible to Lord of the Rings, and from Green Eggs to Hamlet.

A delicious and unexpected return engagement from favorite characters like Jane Eyre, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jay Gatsby, Holden Caulfield, Wilbur the Pig, and Captain Ahab, BOOK: The Sequel is a perfect gift for book lovers everywhere, or anyone to whom “The End” is simply the starting point for their imagination.

My Thoughts:

Book: The Sequel First Lines From the Classics of the Future by Inventive Imposters This crowd-sourced compilation of first lines to imaginary sequels of famous books has a lot of variety.  It has sequels for a lot of different books and it has lots of different sequels for some of the most popular books.  Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, and A Tale of Two Cities and other classics all had lots of different imaginary sequels.   Some were witty and some were funny.  There was a good assortment of modern books that were included also.

The book is divided into twelve chapters with names like “Animalia” and “Irony Chef.”  The “Mash-Ups” chapter was pretty funny with one of my favorite sequels being The Grapes of Wrath of Khan.  I can’t resist a Star Trek reference!  “A Truth Universally Acknowledged” has many different takes on sequels to Pride and Prejudice, Metamorphosis and other classics.  The “Tweets and Geeks” chapter brings some older books up to date, as in For Whom the iPhone Rings.

Each entry is quite short so the book is a fast read.  It’s easy to read the whole thing through in one sitting.  It’s witty and funny and fast.  Book: The Sequel was written in one month and put together and produced over two days at Book Expo America in 2009.  The royalties are being donated to The National Book Foundation.

I give this book 3.5 bookies!


***FTC Disclaimer: Most books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books we have purchased with our own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

Share This Post

Subscribe and stay up-to-date

Via E-Mail:

Follow us via RSS, twitter and facebook:


Previous Post
Next Post
Luvo designed by Internet Marketing In conjunction with Template Wordpress , R4 DS , Best SUV.