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3 Responses to "FPP#19: Three Fingers"
July 1, 2006 at 09:46 PM
Or volume controls. (On the bird clocks.) Better: Maybe a newfangled bird clock could store hundreds, if not thousands, of bird calls on a computer chip, and you'd hear a different song each day. Sell the clock with a day-by-day calendar so you can learn about each bird that you hear chirping. I doubt very much that the bird clock plays a major role in this book, but after thinking about it now for a couple days (I first read the post on Thursday, and then returned tonight to find other people commenting about it) I'd be somewhat disappointed if the clock turns out to be just furniture and the author never mentions it again. Odd what details you latch onto.
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June 30, 2006 at 03:57 PM
I used to sell those clocks. Believe me...you don't actually want one chirping manically throughout your waking hours. Luckily, they did come equipped with light sensors, so they wouldn't necessarily wake you from slumber with the plaintive cry of the peacock...but still.
June 29, 2006 at 05:49 PM
You didn't say whether the book is fiction or non. Why does it matter? It just does. And I have no idea from reading that paragraph. I want one of those clocks, too, but only if I can decide which birds sing at each hour. i don't need crows squawking at 3 am. Red-winged blackbirds just after breakfast though -- sure, count me in.
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