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Obres de TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020) 6,335 exemplars
Under the Whispering Door (2021) 3,000 exemplars
In the Lives of Puppets (2023) 1,154 exemplars
Wolfsong (2016) 906 exemplars
The Extraordinaries (2020) 718 exemplars
Ravensong (2018) 397 exemplars
The Lightning-Struck Heart (2015) 351 exemplars
Flash Fire (2021) 284 exemplars
Bear, Otter, and the Kid (2011) 254 exemplars
Heartsong (2019) — Autor — 240 exemplars
How to Be a Normal Person (2015) 191 exemplars
Heat Wave (2022) 174 exemplars
Tell Me It's Real (2013) 164 exemplars
Brothersong (2020) 144 exemplars
Who We Are (2012) 139 exemplars
A Destiny of Dragons (2017) 119 exemplars
Into This River I Drown (2013) 103 exemplars
The Bones Beneath My Skin (2018) 92 exemplars
The Art of Breathing (2014) 90 exemplars
The Consumption of Magic (2017) 88 exemplars
A Wish Upon the Stars (2018) 77 exemplars
The Long and Winding Road (2017) 64 exemplars
Somewhere Beyond the Sea (2024) 63 exemplars
How to Be a Movie Star (2019) 63 exemplars
Burn (2012) 57 exemplars
The Queen & the Homo Jock King (2016) 52 exemplars
Until You (2017) 48 exemplars
Murmuration (2016) 40 exemplars
Withered + Sere (2016) 39 exemplars
Why We Fight (2019) 39 exemplars
The Damning Stone (2022) 35 exemplars
Lovesong (2018) 30 exemplars
Blasphemy! 30 exemplars
Fairytales From Verania (2021) 29 exemplars
Feralsong 24 exemplars
Olive Juice (2017) 22 exemplars
John & Jackie (2014) 19 exemplars
Crisped + Sere (2016) 16 exemplars
Lovesong Part II 14 exemplars
Horatio 12 exemplars
Zombie Boyz: Ghoul's Gym (2013) — Autor — 5 exemplars

Obres associades

Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open (2013) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Zombie Boyz (3-in-1) (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Klune, Travis John
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Roseburg, Oregon, USA
insurance claims examiner
Deidre Knight
Biografia breu
TJ Klune is an unapologetically queer writer of stories who likes dogs. (-karenb)



Found: YA fantasy, man who teaches fairies a Name that Book (agost 2021)


As a reader who was enchanted by Klune’s “In the Lives of Puppets," I’m disappointed to report that this book was a slog for me from the first chapter until the very end. I never expected it, especially given that “Under the Whispering Door” has garnered so many 4-star and 5-star reviews. Don’t get me wrong. The storyline employs a unique other-worldly approach to LGBTQ issues and is laced with important life-lessons (albeit served up in a somewhat cliché fashion). It also introduces readers to an eclectic cast of characters. But the book is glacially paced. Vignettes that could have been beautifully spun in a couple pages take three times as long to stage. For example, there’s only so much literary mileage one can rack up when describing tea-tastings. I almost stopped reading three times before deciding to trudge on. My disappointment has spurred me to delay my long-planned reading of Klune’s “Wolfsong,” which weighs in at 520+ pages.… (més)
brianinbuffalo | Hi ha 127 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |
Wholesome and twisted. It doesn't really seem like a possible combination, but this really seems like a rated-R Pixar or Disney film in novel form. The characters are extremely lovable the adventure is fun, the setting is dark with a veneer of coolness to it. Unfortunately, for me, the darker parts got all to0 soft and squishy as time went on. I enjoyed it as a "different experience", but it's not the kind of style I would enjoy reading often/again.

Also very disappointed that there were no puppets in this book. It really needs a different title.

A note on the audio. The narrator does some pretty funny voices that I enjoyed, but I can see it getting really annoying for some people. His "normal" reading voice, is just okay for me.
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ragwaine | Hi ha 37 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |
I was told about this book by a friend, and I’m so glad he recommended it. It’s such a beautiful mix of silliness and serious subjects.

The book begins with a look into the dull life Linus Baker, a human in a world where creatures from folklore are real. He works a caseworker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth (DICOMY for short), inspecting orphanages to make sure the children are being treated well. Linus is miserable at his office, but he follows the rules and truly believes he’s helping the magical children he’s assigned to. When Extremely Upper Management assigns him to visit and report on an orphanage by the sea, he has no choice but to do his job and go, despite being kept in the dark about what awaits him until he gets there. When he reaches the orphanage on the beautiful Marsyas island and gets to know its inhabitants, he begins to learn about himself and how unjust the system is just as much as he learns about the children and their mysterious caregiver.

The House on the Cerulean Sea is beautiful and hilarious and at times, heartbreaking. Klune builds a world that is absurd and over-the-top but still somehow feels completely relevant. It’s not hard to grasp the main points of this story. Magical people are feared by humans because they are the unknown, just like people in the LGBTQ community and people of color. One quote that stuck with me in particular;

“Hate is loud, but I think you’ll learn it’s because it’s only a few people shouting, desperate to be heard. You might not ever be able to change their minds, but so long as you remember you’re not alone, you will overcome.”

It’s a strong message about acceptance. And the characters are all wonderful. The children are endearing and funny, especially Lucy, a very intelligent six-year-old with a dark sense of humor.

If you enjoy British humor, fantasy, and queer representation (and throw in the antichrist to top it all off), you’ll enjoy The House in the Cerulean Sea.
… (més)
jellybeanette | Hi ha 330 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |



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