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Under the Whispering Door
by TJ Klune
Tor, 2021

Under the Whispering Door is a light fantasy and romance novel by the same author as the recently popular The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Wallace is not a particularly nice person, but that's okay, because he's dead now. He had no real friends at his funeral, no one left behind to miss him, and perhaps a few people were made happy by his death. Which is a bit annoying for him, as he has just now discovered that you don't disappear when you die, and you actually have to sit through all this funeral stuff, invisibly following your body around until it's buried.

Then the reaper takes you. In this case, his reaper is a chipper young lady named Mei (pronounced 'May') who is a bit of a hugger and not especially good at explaining this 'death' thing. It's her job to deliver him to the ferryman, who is apparently just some guy running a tea shop. A tea shop…

An ode to intent, a word about rent, and a brief vent.


"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions"
— God, probably.


Honestly, I had every intention of doing a lot for Iron Noder. I knew that one-a-day was hugely unlikely, but reckoned that one in three days I'd have something to add to the smörgåsbord that the Quest aims to spread out for us. I think this daylog will make two, I have a…

A term coined by writer Paul Jennings for Punch magazine in 1966, Anglish is a linguistic purism project conducted on the internet on various wikis and news reporting blogs, such as The Anglish Times, with the goal of communicating modern science and current events in a form of English which omits nearly all words which have etymologies sourced from languages other than English. The majority of foreign vocabulary in English entered the…

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