The Book of Sequels Author:Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf, Sarah Durkee, and Sean Kelly Now sequels to all your favorite books and movies, complete in one history-remaking volume! From Publishers Weekly — The many lame or sophomoric duds are more than compensated for by the killer squibs in this collection of parodies, spoofs and send-ups concocted by Beard ( Miss Piggy's Guide to Life ), Cerf ( Not the New York Times ), comedian D... more »urkee and Kelly ( Not the Bible ). Among the gems are "The Lighter Side of Sylvia Plath," "Two Cities II" ("It was the best of guillotines, it was the worst of guillotines"), "The One Bullet Manager: Management Secrets of the Khmer Rouge" and George Bush's presidential villanelle "Go Kindly and Gently into That Good Night" (a la Dylan Thomas), addressed to the underclass, pro-choice groups and homosexuals. Several wickedly clever pieces deflate literary styles without being laugh-aloud funny (e.g., Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Reverses"). Nothing is sacred, as proven by the "sequel" to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's tale, "The Big Fat Balding Prince," and satires on Robert Frost, Joyce Carol Oates, Moby Dick , etc. Visual gags--in 50 color and black-and-white illustrations--mock easily recognizable movie frames or book jackets (Whitley Strieber, Oliver Sachs).
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