kevbot wrote:I was going to mention The March, which comes out of Little Women. It won the Pulitzer last year, which I found startling.
TheConfessor wrote:The new trend in retelling stories from a different character's perspective may have been inspired by the rich history of "answer songs," which did the same thing. For example:
Queen Of The House answered King Of The Road
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels answered Wild Side Of Life
Roll With Me Henry answered Work With Me Annie
I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain answered Wolverton Mountain
My Long Black Veil answered Long Black Veil
I'll Save The Last Dance For You answered Save The Last Dance For Me
And many more...
In most cases, the answer song is viewed as a novelty and held in lower regard than the original song. I imagine the same would be true of answer books.
Ken Jennings wrote:Much as I hate to defend some effete Canadian hippie over a bunch of redneck yahoos...
Oh, wait. I don't hate that at all. Skynyrd sucks.
Ken Jennings wrote:Just to further threadjack the threadjack: I like sequel songs ("Peggy Sue Got Married," "Judy's Turn to Cry") better than answer songs.
ArtVark wrote:Ken Jennings wrote:Just to further threadjack the threadjack: I like sequel songs ("Peggy Sue Got Married," "Judy's Turn to Cry") better than answer songs.
Since we're now talking about Sequel songs, how about Harry Chapin's song "Sequel" a follow up ten years later to "Taxi"
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