on April 12, 2004
I just read this book for the second time and with clear mind I can state that this book catches the great atmosphere residing in the little town Twin Peaks. The diary is focused (as expected) on the person of Laura Palmer - the girl who when found killed unleashes a masterpiece movie by the genius David Lynch. Almost every character from the Twin Peaks series has its place on the pages of this diary and as in the movie, most of the facts are left to the raders to interpret in their own way. The fate of Laura Palmer is moving and her character quite interesting - for most persons not knowing her she seems to have quite a strong character but deep inside she's a weak little girs seeking out for help. At the end of the story however she loses the fight she's been losing almost all her life. Or does she lose at the end? It is up to your interpretation as I mentioned.
Written by Jennifer Lynch, who is also David Lynch's daughter, this epistolary novel, which was written as a secret diary, gives us further details about the childhood and adolescence of Laura Palmer, starting from her twelfth birthday up to her tragic end five years later, at the hands of BOB. As the years go by, you clearly see Laura's vision of herself degrade as her confrontations with BOB, written in Capital letters as he invades her soul, occur either in the woods, at home, or in her dreams. Personally, I am glad that we can read more of BOB's words, who was a character that rarely spoke on the show, but whose presence always terrified viewers and moviegoers and became one of the most haunting villains on television and cinema.
For the readers who maybe didn't watch the show, this novel stands by itself as a great story and includes beautiful poetry that laura Palmer added in her diary. As for the fans, it offers, according to Laura's perspective, further details on other characters like Audrey Horne, Bobby Briggs and Shelley and certain explanations as to why those characters act the way they do during the series. Not only that, if one reads the book carefully, he or she can guess who is BOB.
In the end, it is a great novel that its editors should re-release on the market either as a paperback, as an audio book or in an electronic version on the Kindle.