'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby Joqu » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:59 pm

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum but I figured this was the best place to ask. I haven't seen any discussion on this so my assumption is it turned out to be nothing, but does anyone know why the UK version of the book is being listed everywhere as having 352 pages while the US one has 359? I asked someone from the UK and they told me theirs had 359 pages too so I'm thinking it's an error, but sites that have both, like Book Depository, list the smaller page count and ask less for the UK release.
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Postby Henrys Hair » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:26 am

Welcome to the forum, Joqu. I have the UK edition in front of me - pages are numbered up to 359... but are followed by 3 further printed (but not numbered) pages. No idea for the discrepancies in listings, but I think the US & UK versions are the same.
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby Joqu » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:18 pm

Henrys Hair wrote:Welcome to the forum, Joqu. I have the UK edition in front of me - pages are numbered up to 359... but are followed by 3 further printed (but not numbered) pages. No idea for the discrepancies in listings, but I think the US & UK versions are the same.


Thanks. Heh, maybe they meant to list 362 pages? That'd actually add up!

I'll just bite the bullet on one of these "352 pages" versions then. I'd be very surprised if I actually end up getting something that's missing content.
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Postby Rhodes » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:45 am

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That figures...


Pretty much the least surprising news ever.



Knowing Lynch, it is probably not surprising no.

But apart from that, it is very strange. They have been working on the new Twin Peaks for many years now. On one hand I understand Lynch. I was not hyped for the book at all. I don't like the history/canon of TP being split over both books and television shows. And the approach to the book (that I haven't read by the way) didn't appeal to me either. In a way, I am glad that Lynch doesn't want the new season to be influenced by this book.

But on the other hand, if you're together in a huge project like this, it is kinda strange not to invest a few hours to learn about your partners ideas. It could be interpreted as arrogance and not taking you partner very seriously. This is probably not the correct interpretation. I understood that he didn't read the book by his daughter either, and I'm sure he loves and respects her dearly. But if I were his daughter (or co-creator), I would be a little bit hurt that he didn't read my book.
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby djerdap » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:07 am

It would have been arrogant if he had a problem with Frost writing the book in the first place. Lynch didn't object to Frost writing it, but his version of the history of Twin Peaks is probably far more shrouded in mystery. He just prefers not to have Frost's vision change that, which is what he more or less stated at the TCA event.

In my mind, as somebody who isn't a fan of the concept of this book in the first place, I find it perfectly understandable.
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby Elad Repooc » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 pm

I found the first 57 pages dull and hard going, but got interested once Owl Cave was mentioned. From that point on, the book became more and more fascinating for me. It was different to what I was expecting, but still an enjoyable read.

Sure, I was slightly irritated by what seemed to be factual inaccuracies, but as people have suggested on the Reddit thread, these "errors" may be intentional and the book might actually be a puzzle to be solved. It could all start to fit together once S3 airs.

One thing's for sure, the background stories in this book will definitely add more depth when I come to re-watch S1 & S2.
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby Dalai Cooper » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:57 pm

Has anyone heard any noise regarding the postponed uk book tour?
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby saygoodbyetojack » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:47 pm

Dalai Cooper wrote:Has anyone heard any noise regarding the postponed uk book tour?


I've been wondering the same thing.

I think someone asked mark a while ago on twitter and he responded with "April".
Really hopeful he'll put a few more cities on the list in addition to the ones already postponed.

Like for example...Dublin...pleeeeeaaaaaase
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Postby Dalai Cooper » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Ah thanks - I can hang on till then!
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby Leo K » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:19 pm

I was skeptical about the book but now have it and started reading it. Wow, it immediately grabbed me and put me back to the Twin Peaks I love. There's a certain feeling I get with the series and this book gives me that same feeling. I'm happy and look forward to Frost's writing. I'm more of a Frost man than a Lynch man as the years go by.


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Postby kitty666cats » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:57 pm

Leo K wrote:I'm more of a Frost man than a Lynch man as the years go by.



I'm pretty sure that Mark Frost is probably responsible for a lot of my favorite elements of Twin Peaks! He never gets enough credit :(
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Postby saygoodbyetojack » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:57 am

Bad news on Mark Frosts UK trip :cry:
Hopefully he recovers soon
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Postby Dalai Cooper » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:24 am

Gah, looks like if this ever actually happens it'll end up being more of a victory lap for s3 (or a preview of vol.2?)

Hope he has a speedy recovery - and considering some of the more, um, intense members of the tp fan community and their response to the book, Annie Wilkes might not be far off!
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Re: 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' novel by M. Frost 10/18

Postby motorcycleaupairboy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:25 am

Leo K wrote:I was skeptical about the book but now have it and started reading it. Wow, it immediately grabbed me and put me back to the Twin Peaks I love. There's a certain feeling I get with the series and this book gives me that same feeling. I'm happy and look forward to Frost's writing. I'm more of a Frost man than a Lynch man as the years go by.


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Absoloutely, I was kind of put off the book from the lukewarm reaction it seems to have gotten, but having almost finished it I think it's brilliant.
Whilst not the ''big reveal'' everyone was kind of expecting I think it's great.

On a sidenote I had a thought today whilst reading the rest of the novel. As we know there are many instances of events/characters that are ''twinned'' or dopplegangers in the show, if not literally then thematically. For example we all know there is an evil Leland and a good Leland (possibly) literally, as well as themeatic mirroring within the narrative (Bob and Mike i.e the spirits mirrored by Bob and Mike the humans, name wise at least.)
The description of the dossier at the beginning is very reminiscent of the two mill account books Catherine created in the series. It seems to have the same awkward rectangular shape and is the same dark green colour:

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But what if that goes beyond just a visual link. Catherine used the two green ledgers to deceive others around her to cook the mills books. What if the dossier we are reading isn't the only one. Much like Catherine used the 2 ledgers to change facts and figures, I believe the ''Secret History'' we are reading is possibly an edition of 2, the other being the ''Real'' history of Twin Peaks. This would account for all the (intentional) inconsistencies and forged documentation within. It still doesn't solve who is trying to deceive whom though.

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