This was a novelisation written when Twin Peaks was being aired to give the back-story of Laura Palmer and her dealings with BOB. It was written by Lynch's daughter. I read it when I was 17 and found it more full of sex and drugs, polyamoury and bondage than any book I’d read up till that point. Then I found it a truly tragic story about a girl who’d been abused by her father and the effects this had on her, and how she struggled and failed to be “normal”. What shocked me the most was what she was doing at such a young age. I didn’t consider myself to be particularly sheltered, but my life was a million times removed from anything like that.
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. (I think the story works with either her father, or her father possessed by BOB either way it’s terrifying). But once again I felt well and truly dragged into the story and great compassion and sympathy for Laura....Continua