The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost

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9 Critic Reviews

It re-introduces all the major elements of the show, sets up the next season, and fills in a lot of blanks for anyone who’s ever been interested in the evil that lurks in those woods.
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Synopsis

From the co-creator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.

 

About Mark Frost

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Mark Frost is an American novelist, screenwriter, director and film producer, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks.
 
Published October 18, 2016 by Flatiron Books. 368 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Matthew Burbridge on Nov 03 2016

With the occasional focus on the townspeople potentially not adding up to those uninitiated with the series, the novel could fall short on a few fronts...However, as supplementary material to the entire lore of the show and film, it is a wonderful addition and one that fans will hungrily delve into time and time again.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Reviewed by DEVAN COGGAN on Oct 14 2016

...Frost (finally!) tackles unanswered questions from the show’s finale. Sifting through all the documents can get a bit tedious, but for Peaks fans, it’s a treasure trove...

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Booklist Online

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Reviewed by Rob Christopher on Jan 05 2017

...Frost’s engrossing, exceedingly clever novel certainly doesn’t solve all of Twin Peaks’ mysteries, but who would want that? This large, elaborately produced, illustrated volume will be eagerly devoured by existing fans...

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Spectrum Culture

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Reviewed by KATHERINE SPRINGER on Dec 14 2016

...its kernels of new information about beloved characters – such as Deputy Tommy Hawk’s account of Big Ed and Norma Jenning’s relationship – flesh out the smaller details of what we already know...introduce us to T.P., who is likely to be a central character carrying on in Dale Cooper’s footsteps.

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Under the Radar

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Reviewed by Cody Ray Shafer on Nov 07 2016

Secrets are kept, but their answers are known. Mysteries, on the other hand, likely have no answers. This history of Twin Peaks may be secret, but it brings back the mysteries that make it a place worth revisiting.

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National Post arts

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Reviewed by Michael Melgaard on Oct 26 2016

It re-introduces all the major elements of the show, sets up the next season, and fills in a lot of blanks for anyone who’s ever been interested in the evil that lurks in those woods.

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Reviewed by ERIC DIAZ on Nov 03 2016

If you love Twin Peaks, there is no way I can’t recommend this book to you, although it really is made for the hardcore fan. And if you were looking for answers to mysteries laid out by the series finale, except for a few (Audrey lives!) you’ll probably be disappointed. But hey, we have a whole new season of the show coming for all that.

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Above average
Reviewed by Nick Joy on Jan 05 2017

‘The owls are not what they seem.’ I guess we already knew that, but as epistolary novels go, this is a fun diversion until the show proper returns next year.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Steve Wright on Sep 11 2016

The more you read on, the better it gets. With the mention of a Milford here, a Packard there and then a Martell, there’s plenty of back story and much more besides.

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