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Worth the price of a cup of coffee if you are a real Twin Peaks fan
on 19 January 2018
This is only of interest to hard core Twin Peaks fans who want to read everything associated with TP. It doesn't provide any insights into Laura Palma that we didn't know already at the end of series 2 (it was published at the end of series 1 and had some added value at that point). Basically, Laura Palmer started to be abused by BOB at age 12, by 15 she was a cocaine addict and sexually promiscuous, by 16 she was working as a prostitute in One Eyed Jack's, and by 17 she was dead. At the same time, she managed to convince her parents and most of the town that she was an ideal teenager, helping out handicapped Johnny Horne, delivering meals on wheels for old people and winning Girl of the Year in school. Whether keeping this extreme double life together is really possible for a 16 year old in a small town is questionable (but her parents at least didn't want to see the dark side of LP). Bobby Briggs and Leo Johnson play a big part in the diary, but they are different from in the series: BB is a serious criminal, supplying coke for the entire school, and even kills a man at one point (so how the hell did he become a police officer 25 years later in series 3?), while LJ is just as evil as in the series, but more intelligent. Anyway, this is well enough written and an easy quick read, so well worth the price of a cup of coffee if you are a real TP fan (as I am). Otherwise no.