I finished the book last weekend and really enjoyed it. Mark is a great storyteller. Loved the historical tie-ins, which led to many-a-Wikipedia binge. May or may not be more of a UFO conspiracist now.
Some questions (and apologies, I haven't read the entire thread yet):
- Any ideas of what the "silent man" and "walking owl" could be referencing? BOB? These definitely creeped me out.
- So the consensus is Annie has been written out of the story? Mark's cryptic responses to fans hint at a grand plan behind the inconsistencies for the TV series, but some of these changes (or mistakes) really broke the illusion for me. I know that it costs a couple extra grand to hire a fact-checker to work on a book. Unlike a lot of magazines, most book publishers don't require fact-checking, as far as I know, and I think this is a case that could've benefited from it.
- Hawk's tone in his portion read to me as kinda, well, douchey. And kinda anachronistic? I was alive in the '80s, but not old enough to remember if "nookie" was slang back then? I dunno, a minor thing, but something I noticed.
- Relatedly: Those diner prices were super high in that menu for the late '80s. That menu was from the '80s, right? And another fact thing, that I know was touched on already... but Twin Peaks is most definitely set in northeastern Washington, not the northwest. I'm rewatching the show and there are repeated references to being close to the eastern state line, how James went two hours west when he skipped town, etc.
- Did we figure out what that list of agents was referring to? (The one Tamara says isn't a good list to be on, and that Gordon and Albert are still alive, or some such.)
Overall, the book is great fun, and beautiful to hold and look at. I really liked Tamara's tone and vibe, as well. Definitely got me in the mood for the new series in May.