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  • karen
    2019-03-07 13:59


  • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
    2019-03-21 12:17

    Read a book that was turned into a TV show (or really, based on a TV show in this case. Tomato Tomahto.)PRE REVIEWSo I went to work today after the crappiest, crappiest day yesterday and one of the waitresses runs up to me with this book and this book and told me she got drunk a few weeks ago and drunkenly ordered them for me because she knew I wanted them so bad. There are still good people on this planet! And it totally made my night. I cried. Seriously. This gift made me cry. At work. People actually mistook me for a girl. A girl with a heart. Then I told somebody to go fuck off. And I was back. And the universe was right again. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++We promise that something is forever, when it is really only as long as it takes for us to tire of it.I'm really upset that I can't give this book more than 3 stars. Because I just can't. Can't do it. As much as I adore (or used to adore) Laura Palmer. This book just doesn't do anything for my love of this show and this world. And I needed to let this book sit and stew in my head before rating or reviewing it because I don't want this book to ruin the show's magic (particularly since it's coming back next year! HAPPY DANCE)For most of you who know me or at the least have read my profile (or you know, looked at my avatar on here) you will know that I absolutely adore EVERYTHING associated with the sheer brilliance that is Twin Peaks. It is my favorite show ever and nothing else has even remotely come close to it (not even my beloved Walking Dead. Sorry Reedus......nothing personal). The characters of Twin Peaks are as real to me as people who actually exist. My alias is Audrey Horne for crying out loud. (Seriously. Siri knows me as "Audrey.")But this just.....doesn' It lacks the world building that the show renders effortlessly. And it lacks the complexity and the macabre threads that tie that show together. In a nutshell, what it lacks is David Lynch.I love what it tries to do. To give a voice to a character whose voice we never really got to hear on the show. I loved Laura Palmer. I loved the complexity of her life, the layers and layers of mystery and glamour and foolery that came out as the investigation into her death unraveled. Laura's secret diary was a clutch on the show and I dunno, reading it just kinda took all that complexity and mystery and stigma away. It didn't make me sympathize more with Laura. It made me dislike Laura.Sometimes what makes something wonderful and brilliant is the not knowing: the sense of mystery and drama and intrigue of not knowing totally what's going on. And that is why the show worked so well. This book just revealed too much of Laura, and I hated her voice. She was whiny and pretentious and awful and treated the people around her horribly. But there was still this sense of "feel sorry for me" that I hated. It made me thankful for what I knew would be Laura's end. I much preferred the film "Fire Walk With Me" which followed Laura in her last weeks before her death. The macabre stylings of David Lynch made that film stand out from this book which was confusing and disjointed and fit into the town of Twin Peaks. And the easter eggs about characters I loved and followed were too obvious and didn't really jive with the story. Except for one time in the beginning when Laura is talking about her encounter with Margaret, The Log Lady.Anything with the Log Lady is good juicy information.I guess there is such as thing as "be careful what you wish for cause you might just get it." Because I wanted this book so bad and now that I've read it, I wish I'd just let my imagination do the trick.Imagination. That is what is lacking here. Way too much telling and not enough left up to your interpretation. I could have conversation after conversation after conversation lasting hours and days and months and years about the TV show because there are just so many stones to turn over and investigate. Plus there was a little too much crossover with "Fire Walk with Me" and I preferred the way the movie did it. To put it bluntly, Jennifer Lynch just isn't her father. She does not have his mind or imagination or wacky crazy sense of world building which was needed here. Much needed. And though the whole thing wasn't entirely bad (it did have some nice bits of writing here and there and nice insights into the world, also here and there) it was more of a disappointment than anything.So I guess I'm glad I read it because it is in the Twin Peaks world but I'm not chomping at the bit to read it again. Watch the much better film instead. Plus the film has Lil.And the man himself.And a much better (and more likable) Laura Palmer.2.5 stars rounded up (because Twin Peaks).

  • A.K.
    2019-02-28 13:09

    Obviously not for Twin Peaks non-fans. Ms. Lynch isn't the most lucid writer--no shit, she's a Lynch--but WHOOOO CARES. The teenie bop pathos, weirdo sex and hints of a complicated spirituality are a bit trashy and all magic. And while the mystery of woman-child Laura Palmer was a focal point of the show, having Laura speak on Laura was satisfying. I loved loved loved that Lynch gave us Laura's realization that the people in her life project their shit onto her, and that she both gets off on this fact and hates it: far more self-awareness than most tragic teen darlings seem allowed. I wish that this book was a bit more developed, maybe featuring a bit more Audrey Horne, whom I helplessly love, but I know I'm going to read this multiple times.

  • Gitte
    2019-03-21 09:21

    My life is whatever the other person in the room wants it to be.- Laura PalmerI would recommend this book to: Fans of Twin Peaks and / or people interested in troubled teenage girls, the subconscious and horror.The Beginning: Dear Diary, My name is Laura Palmer, and as of just three short minutes ago, I officially turned twelve years old!I finished the Twin Peaks series a few weeks ago and loved every single episode. Imagine how intrigued I was to learn that there was a Laura Palmer diary written – or seen – by Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David Lynch).Reading Laura Palmer’s secret diary (as you might remember, she kept two diaries in the series) was quite an experience. So heart-breaking and disturbing. I kept thinking “that poor girl”, wishing I could somehow help her.The writing was really clever and hit the tone of a young teenage girl, switching between ordinary girl-stuff to horrifying feelings that no girl (or boy) should go through. And all within a few lines! Just take a look at the picture below:Throughout Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer is a mystery to us: The perfect straight A student whose double life is revealed to us in glimpses. It was fascinating finally getting her side of the story, but horrifying to see how her life was ruined by people she should have been able to trust. It was like a darkness growing inside her, slowly eating her from the inside, manipulating her, making her feel shameful, dirty and isolated. She’s a young girl whose life is stolen from her long before she’s killed:I am trapped inside a part of me I hate. A hard, masculine part of myself that has surfaced to fight, after small memories and scars come out of me with a suddenness that is sobering as well as horrifying – and I fight to save the Laura I wish I could be again. The one everyone thinks is still around. Me in a sundress, hair in the wind, and a smile engraved into my cheeks by the sharp fear that a man may visit me at any moment this evening and try to kill me.And BOB – or what he represents – was just as scary in Laura’s diary as in the series. Now we get the perspective of one who’s actually dealing with BOB first hand, someone whose life and mind is ruined by him/it. Laura’s “conversations” with BOB and her attempts to get him out of her head were one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever read.I’ve given the book 4 solid stars, because I think it’s perfect within its genre. So many things could have gone wrong, but never did. The book did the TV series justice but still stood strong as a work on its own. Twin Peaks experts have pointed out some inconsistencies in the book, but I didn’t notice any – but then again, I’ve only seen the entire series one time, so I guess I can’t be classified as a “real” fan. The only thing that bothered me was that it seemed a bit rushed towards the end, that too many characters were introduced at once and that things happened a bit too fast compared to how it started. And that’s what keeps it from being a 5-star read.I just discovered another Twin Peaks spin-off: The Autobiography Of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes. I HAVE to check this one out … I’ve got a bit of a crush on Dale Cooper …For more reviews, please visit my blog The Bookworm's Closet

  • Mike Lester
    2019-03-16 15:04

    Such a dangerous thing diaries are. They sit in dresser drawers like a loaded weapon, a mine waiting to explode at the slightest touch. Some of my most horrible moments have been connected to diaries, things written and read, and because of this, I will never keep one. Jennifer Lynch has perfectly captured the spirit of Laura Palmer in these pages. The entries range from teenage innocence at one moment, to the jaded, worldly girl/woman Laura was. A fun read that actually enhances the Twin Peaks viewing experience. The same can be said of the Agent Cooper book, which will be reviewed soon goddammit. 4 pine cones.

  • Amy
    2019-03-16 15:15

    So, my friend Rusty insisted that I read this after I watched Twin Peaks and admitted to him my temporary obsession with it. Rusty's the biggest Twin Peaks fan I know, so I thought he'd surely have a suggestion for a book (or series) I could love as much as Twin Peaks. I had no idea that this book existed, so I immediately downloaded it to my Kindle on his suggestion and put off watching the prequel movie to the series because he swore that I had to read this first.I'd been trying to figure out what made me enjoy Twin Peaks so much, and I think it's this:1. As many quirky characters as psychotic characters and straight characters.2. Memorable catch phrases and objects ("the owls are not what they seem", coffee, doughnuts, cherry pie)3. Mystery, the unknown, dreams, and a 6th sense4. Great music (rarely relevant in a book)5. Good looking actors and actresses that were mainly perfectly cast (only relevant if a book becomes a movie)I think that, above all, I enjoyed the characters in the television series, but this book didn't hold up to the series at all. It was written by David Lynch's daughter to fill in the gaps about the secret life of Laura Palmer. And I suppose that it does that, but it really doesn't have any of what made the television series a cult classic. All the characters in the book are fairly loathsome. There weren't any quirky items or memorable catch phrases. And The "mysterious" was simply sinister and evil. I suppose that if you get your kicks reading about a 15-year-old, orgy-having coke addict who is haunted by an evil spirit, then this book is for you. Personally, I didn't find a shred of interest in it and only held out to continue reading it because I thought there might be a secret to the series revealed within. And if that's your hope, don't bother. There's really nothing new here.

  • Ben Loory
    2019-03-01 08:55

    been meaning to read this for about twenty years, and found it sitting by the register at my favorite used bookstore for 2 bucks the other day... seemed like a sign... it's actually a pretty good read, totally convincing as a young girl's diary, pretty disturbing at times, with a lot of really memorable scenes, and definitely took me right back to twin peaks and all the time i spent watching and thinking about the show. as it went on, however, it seemed to unravel a bit... got to a point where it definitely seemed they were just throwing in references to other people in town like they were checking names off a list... gotta hit this, mention that, check check check check... and of course the story doesn't really work on its own, it just kind of fades away and ends. still, though, an interesting read, i'm glad i finally got around to it. probably be getting out the gold box again soon...B ewareO fB ob

  • Brianne
    2019-03-25 08:56

    Not recommended for the under-10 crowd. Ahem, mother? Yes, I watched Twin Peaks as a child. I also bought the book and had the t-shirt. And I'm pretty sure I was the only fifth-grader wearing a "You are a stranger here but once" shirt displaying the infamous "Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201" sign. Was Lynch avant-garde in those lonely, pre-teen years? I would say so. (It's funny that not even any of the teachers confronted me about it, either. But that probably says more about our pool of public school teachers.) Did it prime me for a few years of reading trashy (but with some educational merit) trade paperbacks by Dean Koontz or the Clan of the Cave Bear series until Auel's endless descriptivism bored my ten year old brain enough to put childish things away? Perhaps. But, on the other hand, without Twin Peaks my delicate childhood mind wouldn't have been forever addled by the artistry of one David Lynch, whose dark comedy helped shape my psyche.

  • Dora Santos Marques
    2019-03-05 16:08

    A minha opinião em vídeo: a série que mais me marcou e a melhor de sempre, na minha opinião.Não vale a pena ler este livro, sem ter visto a série "Twin Peaks" pois não vão entender nada.Este livro são os 7 dias antes do assassinato da Laura Palmer.

  • Mel
    2019-02-26 14:11

    So when Sheryl Lee was going to be at the Twin Peaks festival I bought another copy of this book to have her sign. She wasn't there but after watching Fire walk with me again on Sunday in the cinema I decided to read the novel again. I started yesterday afternoon, took a break for a play, and then finished it last night. I think it's still one of the saddest books of an abused child growing up. Laura spends so much of her time thinking that she's bad and deserves what happens to her. That people won't like her or understand her if they knew what she was really like. In the book Jennifer lets out all her secrets, everything that she does, the prostitution, the drugs, and you find yourself loving her for her vulnerability and confusion. It's much easier to feel sympathy for the messed up Laura than it is the perfect homecoming queen. This was a novelisation written when Twin Peaks was being aired to give the back-story of Laura Palmer and her dealings with BOB. It was written by Lynch's daughter. I read it when I was 17 and found it more full of sex and drugs, polyamoury and bondage than any book I’d read up till that point. Then I found it a truly tragic story about a girl who’d been abused by her father and the effects this had on her, and how she struggled and failed to be “normal”. What shocked me the most was what she was doing at such a young age. I didn’t consider myself to be particularly sheltered, but my life was a million times removed from anything like that. A few months ago I started watching Twin Peaks again, and found myself once more obsessing over Laura Palmer. So I was able to track down an electronic copy of the book and read it again. This time I found it much less shocking, being much older and having led a reasonably decedent life, but it was still very much a tragic tale. Tragic because Laura felt that she was such a freak because she had been so victimised and was unable to cope with that as the abuse was continual. (I think the story works with either her father, or her father possessed by BOB either way it’s terrifying). But once again I felt well and truly dragged into the story and great compassion and sympathy for Laura.

  • Vera Brandão
    2019-03-25 08:54

  • Joanne Freitas
    2019-03-20 12:12

    Em primeiro lugar adoro livros em forma de diário. Este é um diário de uma "adolescente" que fala de drogas, sexo, erros múltiplos sem consciência e de desejos obscuros.

  • Sammy
    2019-03-09 11:04

    Oh, Jennifer Lynch.It bears repeating: Oh, Jennifer Lynch.The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is at turns wonderful and hilarious. As a hardcore Twin Peaks nerd, of course I love it. The book tells us what the series could only ever imply: that Laura was not just a rape survivor (er... former survivor), but a girl who had been consistenly abused since childhood.(Obviously, if you haven't seen Twin Peaks, don't read on)This is an utterly bizarre book, as befits the life of a girl from this peculiar town. At times, we get insight into the heartbreaking downward spiral of Laura Palmer, and the terror of her existence, not to mention the most wonderful moments which are those peaks into the mundanity that comes from being an old hand at this lifestyle. Sometimes, she just genuinely is bored with these men, and these drugs, and reverts to a robotic, childlike state.The other side of this book is one of purple prose, and needlessly erotic encounters between Laura and seemingly every member of the town (*coughBlackiecough*). The book also does nothing to dispel the series' biggest question: how in the name of BOB did Laura manage to become homecoming queen, tutor residents in English, serve meals to the elderly, mentor a mentally handicapped man, and attend eight hours of school a day, even as she juggled two serious boyfriends, a half-dozen extra men, run cocaine, and still have time to jet off to far-flung parts of the state for threesomes with Teresa Banks?I love this book both because and in spite of the flaws in Lynch's writing style. After all, David Lynch is nothing if not a melodramatist, he just submerges this below layers of unsettling suburban paranoia and tracking-shots of phone cords. But would I recommend this to anyone who doesn't know the series, and like it? Absolutely not.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-01 07:55

    Laura Palmer's diary has been transcribed for your reading pleasure!That is, it if you get pleasure from her sexual deviance, trauma, nightmares, coke binges, cruelty...As a huge Twin Peaks fan, I thought this "diary" was authentic to Laura Palmer. It's more similar to Fire Walk With Me (the Twin Peaks film) than the series, as it traces Laura's life from her 12th birthday to a few days before her death. Interestingly, the diary was first published in 1990, right between the show's two seasons. Fire Walk With Me premiered in 1992. People who never watched Twin Peaks might not be interested in this book, but on the other hand it could be a neat introduction to the characters. It doesn't actually reveal who BOB is, so you can read this book without having seen all the episodes from the show.I thought the book did a great job in what it was supposed to do: Give Laura greater depth, flesh out the BOB character, and show a deeper, darker look into the town of Twin Peaks.

  • Stephanie Graves
    2019-03-14 11:24

    What a fascinating, surreal, disturbing book. It's a tie in for Twin Peaks, obviously, so probably wouldn't mean much to a non-fan, but as a fan I have to say this book is really engrossing. It's Laura from Laura's POV, which you never get in the show since she is found dead "wrapped in plastic" in the first episode.If anything, it makes everything going on with Laura even more insidious, more terrifying, especially when you know who BOB is while you are reading it. Truly haunting.

  • Célia
    2019-03-23 07:54

    Quando “Twin Peaks” foi originalmente transmitido na tv, tinha 8-9 anos. Na altura, não vi a série, mas a imagem do rosto de Laura Palmer após ter sido descoberta morta no rio foi uma imagem que sempre associei a esta história e a eterna pergunta “Quem Matou Laura Palmer?” um mistério que ultrapassou gerações. A influência e importância de “Twin Peaks” na história das séries televisivas é inegável e a quantidade de seguidores que mantém ao fim de 27 anos é prova disso mesmo. A estreia da terceira temporada da série ao fim destes anos todos foi o pretexto para a reedição deste O Diário Secreto de Laura Palmer (já publicado entre nós em 1991, pela editora Terramar), que me fez finalmente tomar a iniciativa de ver “Twin Peaks”.E assim fiz: num fim-de-semana de agosto, embrenhei-me nas densas florestas da localidade de Twin Peaks e acompanhei as vidas dos seus habitantes após a descoberta do corpo da jovem Laura Palmer, de 17 anos. Fiquei a par das intrincadas relações entre eles e da estranheza de todo aquele ambiente, que tenho de confessar por vezes me ter parecido algo datado, mas que, ainda assim, achei estranhamente fascinante. Vi apenas a primeira temporada, por isso ainda não sei a identidade do assassino. O Diário Secreto de Laura Palmer, escrito pela filha de David Lynch, Jennifer, foi publicado após o final da primeira temporada da série e pretendia dar-nos a conhecer um pouco mais da vida de Laura, enquanto, presumivelmente, daria ao leitor algumas pistas quanto à identidade do assassino. E foi por isso que decidi lê-lo precisamente após o visionamento da 1.ª temporada, como pretendido pelos criadores da série e pela escritora. O Diário Secreto de Laura Palmer tem início quando a jovem completa 12 anos. Depressa percebemos que, apesar da sua juventude, Laura é tudo menos a menina bonita de Twin Peaks, que é a imagem que a grande maioria das pessoas tem dela. Laura descobre a sexualidade e as drogas muito cedo e entra numa espiral de auto-destruição que é visível nas entradas do seu diário. Percebemos estar perante uma personagem complexa, que na maioria das vezes tem noção dos erros que comete, mas que mesmo assim não consegue evitar cometê-los. Na maioria das vezes, tive alguma dificuldade em conjugar a idade da personagem com as entradas do diário que me eram apresentadas. Nem foi pelas experiências relatadas, mas mais pela forma adulta como Laura as relata. A densidade e a negritude dos seus pensamentos são enormes e, a páginas tantas, a narrativa assume um caráter tão onírico que o leitor tem dificuldade em distinguir o que é sonho do que é realidade. E, para ser sincera, continuo completamente às escuras quanto à identidade do assassino de Laura, apesar de achar que o BOB a quem ela frequentemente alude está de algum modo relacionado com o seu triste fim.Apesar de achar que O Diário Secreto de Laura Palmer deixa algo a desejar como objeto literário por si só, é um complemento interessante para os fãs da série "Twin Peaks" e enriquece a experiência de visionamento. Recomendado aos fãs da série.

  • Linda B
    2019-03-11 08:08

    OK, so I'm a pretty big Twin Peaks fan, so I'd thought I'd read Laura Palmer's "diary." I wish I could say I loved it, but I actually was really disturbed and/or annoyed by it instead.Laura Palmer is a young girl of 12 when the diary starts, and she is getting to third base with 22 year old men. She hasn't even had her period, but somehow these men are sucking on her breasts...of a 12 year old? I was really disgusted by this scene and felt like I was reading kiddie porn. I guess this is just supposed to let the reader know how much Laura was messed up/suffering from the sexual abuse of her father, but come on! It was a bit too much...Also, there were too many discrepancies between this book and the movie/series. Obviously the only people who are going to read this book are Twin Peaks fans, so why weren't certain facts checked?? Hello, Shelly was NOT married to Leo at the age of 14, ridiculous. There were lots of other little things, but whatever. I just felt kinda dirty after reading this book, but maybe I'm just a prude.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2019-03-24 08:22

    I never watched the show. This book was fascinating - dark, twisted, extremely sexually graphic, drug filled, and the ending leaves you wondering what happened. I read this several times growing up and always found it interesting and well-written. You had to love the troubled and flawed protagonist, and it was clever how the book was written in a full diary style, the writing changing based on what was going on at the time.

  • Adriana Scarpin
    2019-03-14 09:54

    Sabe por que tranquei meu TCC esse ano? Porque eu tinha que estudar Twin Peaks, oras. Sério. Eu sabia que ia acabar me dedicando mais às coisas relativas a David Lynch do que meu próprio TCC, então achei melhor trancá-lo. Assim, agora finalmente pude ler o diário de Laura Palmer, este que pode não ser uma grande obra literária, mas que evidentemente dá um gostinho a mais para quem acompanhou o seriado e Fire walk with me.

  • Karen
    2019-03-02 13:13

    I read this book for the first time when I was in grade 8. It was passed around secretly. I guess older sisters or moms wouldn't have like to see us read this book? Now I own a copy and read it in my 20s. I kinda see why it was a secret...

  • Zach
    2019-03-12 08:16

    My uncle gave me this for Xmas when I was like 11 years old. Thank god he didn't read the first ten pages.

  • Bárbara Moura
    2019-03-07 08:10

    4,5*Opinião originalmente publicada aqui.Ao começar a folhear o livro, antes mesmo dos prefácio de Mark Frost e David Lynch, deparamo-nos com uma reprodução em tons de cinzento da fotografia do baile de finalistas de Laura Palmer. Atrevo-me a dizer que esta tem mais impacto sobre qualquer Peakie que o rosto sem vida de Laura na capa do livro. O sorriso doce da jovem de 17 anos camufla toda a dor e toda a escuridão que Jennifer Lynch reproduz nas páginas deste livro.Devo começar por dizer que acho que este livro não será devidamente apreciado por alguém que não esteja familiarizado com Twin Peaks, a série que introduziu a personagem titular (aconselho-a vivamente), porque provavelmente não conseguirá lidar com a falta de certeza e de resolução. Digo isto porque eu não conseguiria viver sem saber o que aconteceu depois de Laura ter fechado o seu diário pela última vez, e estou a projectar-me no caro leitor. Twin Peaks começa exactamente onde o diário termina; fiquei com uma imensa vontade de rever a série.À parte disso, é ao mesmo tempo terrivelmente angustiante e morbidamente interessante observar a espiral descendente da mente de Laura pela sua própria mão. Laura Palmer, 12 anos, menina perfeita com a vida perfeita. Página a página há uma palavra, uma expressão que a trai. Laura não quer ser má, quer ser boa, mas como fazê-lo quando uma sombra permanente a persegue? Os anos passam e Laura vai-se perdendo cada vez mais na sua própria busca de um caminho para a luz, de afecto que não acha merecer.O Diário de Laura Palmer não é uma leitura fácil ou confortável, obriga-nos a repensar o que achamos certo ou errado, aquilo (aqueles) que condenamos sem nos questionarmos do porquê das suas acções.

  • Nathan
    2019-03-13 16:02

    the secret diary of laura palmer, written by jennifer lynch (david lynch's daughter), follows the life of a young girl from the ages of 12 until 17 as she experiments with sex, drugs, and giving into our most base -- and sometimes worst -- impulses. laura transforms from a curious seeker of truths who loves cats and bakes cookies with her mom to a cocaine-using pet-killer who has sex with strangers. laura's relationships with her family and friends either disintegrate or get transformed into surface conversations and superficial interactions. laura can't find a way to pull herself out of the darkness.the most upsetting & disturbing part of the book is laura's nightly encounters with BOB, a scraggly-haired and wicked man who crawls in her bedroom window and molests her, taunts her, cuts her, makes her see her worst thoughts.this "diary" is a companion to the tv series, twin peaks, about a young town's unraveling as their local homecoming queen, laura palmer, washes up on the shore, dead and wrapped in plastic, filled with secrets, filled with seedy connections to too many of twin peaks' residents. david lynch, creator of twin peaks, whispered the name of laura's killer in his daughter's ear so that she could write the book with that knowledge guiding her. the killer's name, naturally, is never revealed (the last entry is written just days before her death) so there are no worries, Dear Readers, that this would give anything away from watching the brilliant, sad, spiritual, quirkily funny cult favorite. if you haven't seen it, the gold box set is just waiting for your indulgence. (just make sure you don't ruin anything by watching the extras before the show, and choose the "regular tv version" for the pilot, not the "international version", because you don't want to spoil any secrets before their time.)

  • Shadowdenizen
    2019-02-28 14:54

    Confession time..I was (and am) a Twin Peaks junkie.When the show was on the air, I bought anything I could find associated with it; the "Access Guide", the Cooper tapes, you name it. And the complete series, of course (first on VHS(!!), then on DVD and now on Blu-Ray.) And (though I suspect I'm in the minority), I think "Fire Walk With Me" actually added a substantial amount to the mythos of Twin Peaks.And so we come to "The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer." And this book freaked me the f**k out when I first read it. (Keep in mind that I was considerably younger when I first read it!)Sure, looking back now, it's not the best-written book (though, in it's defense, it's SUPPOSED to be the diary of a teenage girl), but the visceral impact remains it had remains with me after the re-read, especially in the wake of knowing who "Bob" is, and what happens in "Fire Walk With Me".

  • Rozonda
    2019-03-05 12:03

    Laura is a teenager with a double life; she's a nice, clean and popular girl and at the same time a drug addict engaged in dangerous sexual games.. And she has a terrible secret into the bargain...This book is a fable about the fears, obsessions and dreams of teenagers displayed in a distorted, nightmarish story. Not a masterpiece but certainly an interesting part of the Twin Peaks world.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-11 10:08

    I first read this when I was ten, for the sex bits, and then my mom took it away from me. I got my copy as a break-up score when I was seventeen (take that, Zach!). The best part is thinking about what might be on the ripped out pages.

  • Vasco
    2019-03-19 09:21

  • Melinda
    2019-02-27 09:55

    I read this book when it first came out back in the 90's and I loved it. Okay I admit, my teenage self was a little obsessed with the book, the movie and the show!!! Waiting patiently each week for a new episode, to get more clues on who was BOB and who had killed Laura Palmer! Im a "little" bit older now and though the book was still a good read, it didn't hold the same excitement and interest as it did when I was 16! But id still recommend it to anyone who was a fan of the show!

  • Οδυσσέας Μουζίλης
    2019-02-24 14:09

    Τουίν Πικς... σκέτη μαγεία!

  • Alex
    2019-03-13 16:03

    This is a lurid nightmare.It's impossible to recommend this book to people who haven't bathed in the waters of Twin Peaks, and difficult to recommend it to those who watch the show only for the sweetness of the pie and not the bitterness of the coffee.The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, written by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer (the post-series diary of Dale Cooper was written by Mark Frost's brother Scott; the whole saga is a family affair), is a vivid piece that covers the evolution of Laura from a troubled twelve year old girl to a point just before her murder. Lynch's handle on the voice of Laura as she grows and changes is a large part of the book's success; it's impressive, and justifiably noticeable rather than a subtle approach.This offers a different side of Twin Peaks, told without the intervention of network censors, more in line with what Fire Walk With Me would become. It's easy to see why the book sold well, coming as it did two weeks before the premiere of the second season, when excitement was still at fever pitch, but it's hard to imagine your average Joe coming away from it with anything but a growing sense of discomfort.There's a lot of sex here, literally none of it wholesome, and you get a deeper grasp on Laura than perhaps either season of the show would end up revealing. Incomprehensible without familiarity with the show, there's a compelling and disturbing undertow that threatens to drown the reader in the details. Large swathes of material are missing towards the end, making you wonder if Lynch had written and redacted them or if they were never completed.More of a tchotchke than a literary supplement, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is exactly the sort of book that has a high chance of turning you off, but if it draws you in, it draws you right in.