19 Books You Wish There Were Sequels To
we really love a novel, we can't just let it go at "the end."
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Washington Square Press
We Love It: Before The Graduate was a
generation-defining movie (starring Dustin Hoffman, as 21-year-old Ben, and
Anne Bancroft, as his middle-aged seducer, Mrs. Robinson) it was a novel by
Charles Webb. At the time, we adored the whole package—the wry eye on
the hypocritical adult world, the naughty hotel sex and the giddily happy
ending, with Ben running off with his true love: Mrs. Robinson's daughter,
Sequel: Do we really care what happens next to Ben and Elaine?
Not so much. But Mrs. Robinson—that's another story. She was one hell
of a cougar before the term even existed. She already got her own Simon &
Garfunkel song. Now can she get her own book?
— Dawn Raffel