The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer
February 12, 2017 9:31 PM - by Jennifer Lynch - Subscribe

Back in print for the first time in years—and available in eBook for the first time—the New York Times bestselling tie-in to the hit television show and cult classic, Twin Peaks. Written by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of series co-creator David Lynch. Non-canon, but inspired by canon.

There's a reason this tie-in novel is back in print and the Agent Cooper one isn't.
posted by infinitewindow (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Holy crap, this reached #4 on the New York Times paperback bestseller list back in the day. Rumor has it Sheryl Lee is doing an audiobook version of it for release soon.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:10 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


Trigger warning: this starts as the diary of a twelve-year-old girl who is being abused and goes downhill from there.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:13 PM on February 12


Yeah, I read this book waaaay too much as a pre-teen. I still love it and have my original copy, but when I read it now, it's really amazing and kind of dumb of some of the sexual stuff that went right over my head.
posted by Kitteh at 7:30 AM on February 13


I've got both of the tie-in books (as well as the audio version of the Dale Cooper one, highly-abridged, with new material read by Kyle MacLachlan as well as his recordings from the show), and while I like the Dale Cooper one just fine--it does a good job of balancing some picaresque boy's-own-adventure bits with the more serious and tragic aspects of his character as revealed in the show--the Laura Palmer book seems more necessary, both as a work in its own right and by elevating the diary in the show to something more than a sort of McGuffin. (There is a post on the blue about Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the TP prequel that this book complements/supplements/informs; as noted there, major spoilers abound as well as trigger warnings.)
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:46 AM on February 13


Halloween Jack, your insight into this novel's necessity is bang-on; Sheryl Lee read this book to prepare for playing Laura Palmer in the film.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:46 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Rumor has it Sheryl Lee is doing an audiobook version of it for release soon.

Rumor confirmed.
posted by Lucinda at 11:02 AM on February 14


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