Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier
November 1, 2017 7:51 PM - by Mark Frost - Subscribe

The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the two series, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series. (Official description continues inside)

The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will come flocking to see Mark Frost and David Lynch’s inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from... (Official description is cut off here, but like, I'm pretty sure I know what we know and love these characters from?)
posted by kittens for breakfast (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yay for short fan service! Among other things, the book asserts the identity of the frogbug girl from New Mexico, reveals how Annie’s doing these days, and places the jade ring on the small hand of a heavily-leveraged developer from New York. Delightfully inessential!
posted by infinitewindow at 10:10 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Annie's story was so sad, and probably the best one in a literary sense.

Mark Frost is clearly more interested in Dr. Jacoby than I am. That chapter was a slog.

I appreciate how straight to the point it was while still leaving a lot of mysteries to ponder. Like, Audrey isn't still in a coma, but it isn't entirely clear where she is.

Ray was a deep cover agent!

We never got back around to the dissolution of Shelly and Bobby's marriage, did we?

Agent Preston is apparently the kind of person whose writing is a lot different from how they come across in person.

So, is BOB supposed to be Joudy's male counterpart utukku, Ba'al/Beezlebub?
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 6:29 AM on November 3, 2017

While it has the aura of auto-fanfic, I don't think that's too much of a problem. There were complaints during the series that we're not told very much about the characters, and it seems that While episode 18 was about the people that Lynch is interested in, this is mostly an opportunity for closure (or something very like) for all the other characters, and what happens after Cooper goes into the Lodge. Albert's autopsy report on Leo Johnson is a highlight (yes, it answers all sorts of those questions, but not all of them). Given that Twin Peaks sort of dominated my cultural year, it's nice to have this to round it off.
posted by Grangousier at 12:24 PM on November 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

I liked that it answered some questions, but not all the questions.

The Log Lady's final speech was an amazing piece of writing and, as the kids say, gave me all the feels.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:07 AM on January 21, 2018

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