Off The Record Blog Reviews ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’
Wow, Bob, wow. The mysteries of "Twin Peaks" go far back and into a lot of areas of our history and government than I ever had imagined. I say that because the show "Twin Peaks" felt very insular to that tiny town in Washington state. With the bo...
Wow, Bob, wow. The mysteries of “Twin Peaks” go far back and into a lot of areas of our history and government than I ever had imagined. I say that because the show “Twin Peaks” felt very insular to that tiny town in Washington state. With the book “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” the show’s co-creator Mark Frost widens the scope of the narrative while still containing the central area of all these mysteries to the town. The dark forces that haunt Twin Peaks is felt - and documented - from the travels of Lewis and Clark to the rise and fall of President Richard Nixon. And some.
The book allows the reader to be a fly-on-the-wall as an FBI agent, known only at first as Agent TP, makes notes and investigates a dossier found at a crime scene. We are reading along with TP, and study her notes and verifications of events, in regard to this dossier that was compiled by a person known only as The Archivist (at first). The Archivist has compiled historic documents, notes, observations, press clipping, ect. regarding not only the bizarre occurrences related to the town - what we saw on the show as Bob, The Man From Another Place, The Giant, The Black Lodge, The Ring, Project Blue Book ect. - but also a history of the town itself and the people who built it. Right off we see names that are familiar from the show - the Hornes, the Packards, the Martells and whatnot - along with how the logging boom helped develop the town.