“When I was writing the Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, I lost it,” Jennifer Lynch reveals on the Nerd/Noir podcast. “I was 21 or 22 and. Lifeless and wrapped in plastic. This is how Sheryl Lee was first introduced as " Laura Palmer" in the cult television classic, Twin Peaks. Now, Sheryl returns to. SECRET. DIARY. ___OF___. LAURA. PALMER. As seen by Jennifer Lynch. Based upon characters created by. David Lynch and Mark Frost.
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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 too 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.
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. Mar 13, Amy rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 So, my friend Rusty insisted that I read this after I watched Twin Peaks and admitted to him my temporary obsession with it. I'd been trying to figure out what made me enjoy Twin Peaks so much, and I think it's this: As many quirky characters as psychotic characters and straight characters. Memorable catch phrases and objects "the owls are not what they seem", coffee, doughnuts, cherry pie 3.
Mystery, the unknown, dreams, and a 6th sense 4. 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 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. May 04, Ben Loory rated it liked it. View all 9 comments. Nov 29, Brianne rated it liked it. Not recommended for the under 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," 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 Not recommended for the under crowd. 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?
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. View 2 comments. May 06, Dora Santos Marques rated it it was amazing. Dec 11, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Just finished the audio version. Utterly amazing! 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 Just finished the audio version.
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.
It was written by Lynch's daughter. What shocked me the most was what she was doing at such a young age. 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.
But once again I felt well and truly dragged into the story and great compassion and sympathy for Laura. 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. Credo che ogni appassionato della serie leggerebbe con gran trasporto la prima parte del volume che ci mostra aspetti sinora sconosciuti di Laura Palmer: BOB O.
View all 4 comments. Sabe por que tranquei meu TCC esse ano? Porque eu tinha que estudar Twin Peaks, oras. Sep 21, Sammy rated it liked it Shelves: Oh, Jennifer Lynch.
It bears repeating: 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: 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 Oh, Jennifer Lynch. 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 book also does nothing to dispel the series' biggest question: 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. Mar 26, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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 , right between the show's two seasons. Fire Walk With Me premiered in 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: E assim fiz: May 17, Linda B rated it it was ok. I recently downloadd this book on site but haven't heard it mentioned here much. Is is informative at all?
It is really, really good in my opinion. It is also really dark - darker than the movie at times.
As if you didn't feel sorry enough for Laura from the movie and series, the diary takes it to a new level. I almost felt dirty for reading it at some points.
Wow, I was kinda expecting it to be a tamer version of the movie but that sounds amazing, thanks! Have you seen FWWM? I'd expect more of the first half of that movie At least the Laura parts.
You kind of get more of an idea of just how fucked up that character would be. Really pretty sexually graphic. You get to know more what BOB is actually like and you get more into the troubles of Laura. That one is a quicker read, as it is mostly pictures with sidebars and paragraph-length captions, but it is a solid pickup. In my set of the three, it is in the best condition, as it is slim and tall, so it always needed to be shelved.