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4.0 out of 5 stars The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch (with a foreward from Twin Peaks co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch), 9 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Mass Market Paperback)
Review by Elizabeth Jasper Writer

Many readers will recall the gripping opening of the TV programme, Twin Peaks. What kept people tuning in week after week was the mystery surrounding the murder of a beautiful teenage girl, Laura Palmer. As the series developed, more mysteries were uncovered than were ever solved and it was the anticipation of learning what actually happened to Laura Palmer that kept viewers rivetted to their TV sets week after week. The haunting music, the darkness of the woods around the town of Twin Peaks, the enigmatic characters gradually revealed over the weeks and months all added to a mystique that ensured this programme is still remembered over twenty years later.

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is a prequel to the Twin Peaks story. Through the pages of her diary, we discover how Laura's inner demon drives her to use her best friend, her family, neighbours and, most of all, boys and men to achieve her dark desires as she gradually comes to terms with her own evil nature. Although she fights her evil side as hard as she can to become a `good' girl worthy of her parents and her friends, there is an inevitability about Laura's story which, the reader soon realises, cannot end well.

Using the menace of unwelcome night-time visits by BOB, who alternatively challenges and threatens Laura, the darkness of the woods at night, where Laura seeks enlightenment as to the state of her soul, and a parade of good and downright bad characters, this diary is a fascinating glimpse into the progression of an `innocent' girl into someone who, at the time of her death had morphed into an amoral, drug-taking manipulator. Glimpses of the `good' Laura become fewer as the years slip by until, at last, she can take no more and throws herself into a self-destructive pattern of behaviour that cannot have a positive outcome.

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer shocks the reader as the full extent of Laura's character is gradually revealed. Her wild behaviour and careless sexuality will stretch perceptions of teenage innocence, and by the time the Diary ends, the reader will wonder whether true innocence can actually exist. Written in a frank, descriptive style with no-holds-barred use of language and without a single glance towards conventional mores, this book will linger long after the last entry has been read.
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