Friday, October 28, 2016
The new 'Twin Peaks' book has familiar conspiracy theory elements
I don't know that Robert Anton Wilson was a "Twin Peaks" fan, or that "Twin Peaks" was influenced by Wilson.
But many Wilson fans are fans of the show (I liked it, too), so I'm passing on this book review of The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost (co-creator of the show along with David Lynch). The review says the book is a "must read" before starting on the revived new series next year, but is the paragraph in the review that surprised me:
The Secret History takes us down the rabbit hole of pretty much every 20th-century conspiracy theory and ties them to the happenings in the woods around Twin Peaks. It’s frankly astounding that this book can link the Freemasons, the Illuminati, Roswell, Project Blue Book, the Majestic 12, Aleister Crowley, Dianetics, the creation of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JFK, Tibet, Watergate and Jackie Gleason (yes, of Honeymooners fame) into the Twin Peaks universe in a way that works in the context of the show’s mythology.
Maybe Frost is a RAW fan, after all?
The book is out now in Kindle and hardcover, and I'm sure I will get to it eventually.
Hat tip, Charles Faris.