The Secret History of Twin Peaks: ‘The Archivist’ Major Garland Briggs (Secrets and Mysteries Part 10)

So we have reached the end of 25 Years Later's examining of Mark Frost's novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. I have been tasked with piecing together what is perhaps the most enigmatic and complex story---that of The Archivist himself; Major Garland Briggs. The big questions are why did he compile this Dossier? And …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Dr. Jacoby (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 9)

When Mark Frost's Secret History of Twin Peaks was released almost exactly 2 years ago, I hoped it would bridge a gap between the epic finale of Season 2 of Twin Peaks and the new season that would be airing on Showtime. And although I loved so many aspects of the book when I first …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Project Sign, p. 125-153 (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 8)

Welcome back to our Secrets and Mysteries series, where it is our goal to offer in-depth looks into Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel section by section. As these each engage with the novel’s plot, giving close examination of its connections to the overall narrative of Twin Peaks, new readers should be aware that …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: The Cooper Section (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 7)

Much like Twin Peaks (the television experience), Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks is full of mysteries that can make your head spin at times. I had read it twice around the time it was published -- once at breakneck speed looking for answers about what had happened to our beloved Twin Peaks characters …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: “Next Stop, Rocket Science!”: Marvel (a.k.a. Jack) of The Babylon Working, p. 239-271. (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 6)

Welcome back to our monthly Secrets and Mysteries series, where it is our goal to offer in-depth looks into Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel section by section. As these each engage with the novel's plot, giving close examination of its connections to the overall narrative of Twin Peaks, new readers should be aware …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Margaret Lanterman (Secrets & Mysteries, Part 5)

From the beginning, when FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper asks, “Who’s the lady with the log?”[1] I was fascinated by Margaret “The Log Lady” Lanterman and her story.  How did she become The Log Lady?  Was she always in tune to the trees, owls, and the nature of Twin Peaks around her?  Could she always …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Oh, What A Tangled Web – Reporting on Reporter Robert Jacoby (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 4)

There are a lot of brothers featured in Twin Peaks [1]. Ben and Jerry Horne. Doug and Dwayne Milford. Jacques, Bernard and Jean Renault. Even Tim and Tom Pinkle. In My Life, My Tapes we learned that Agent Cooper had a brother, Emmet. The Secret History introduced a couple more brothers to already established characters. …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: UFOs, Conspiracy, and the Players, p. 86-123 (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 3)

It is the goal of 25 Years Later: A Site Both Wonderful and Strange to offer in-depth looks into Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks section by section. In this article, I will look at the portion covered from pages 86-123 of the first edition hardback. Thematically, it is the portion covering early …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Nez Perce (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 2)

When I first skimmed through the contents of The Secret History of Twin Peaks and saw that the entire first section of more than 30 pages (8­–39) was dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expedition my initial reaction was, “What the hell does this have to do with Twin Peaks?” The next section on the …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Milford, Nixon and the Blue Book Years (Secrets and Mysteries, Part One)

ARCHIVIST'S NOTE: The staff at 25 Years Later are delving deep into The Secret History of Twin Peaks, exploring the secrets and mysteries to be found within (and between) its mix of fact, fiction, history and mythology. Today, Mat Cult tackles the pages covering Nixon, Doug Milford, and Project Bluebook.   When I read the Nixon-era, …