- My Life, My Tapes
- Scott Frost
It was Christmas Day 1967 when a 13 year old Dale Cooper received a Norelco B2000 reel-to-reel tape recorder. The fascination with recording devices would later lead to him recording messages for his secretary Diane, a cross between a saint and a cabaret singer, at the FBI.
During the intervening 10 years his mother would die, Marie the girl next door would die, he would graduate from college, his father would re-marry twice and Dale would develop a fondness for pie, damn fine coffee and a fascination with the spirituality of Tibet. He would join the FBI, a life long wish, Windom Earle, an fellow agent at the bureau would go insane and repeatedly threatened Dale’s life. On January 17 1988 Dale Cooper would be sent to investigate the murder of Teresa Banks in the town of Deer Meadow.
The last entry reads as follows:
February 24, 6 a.m.
There’s been a body found in Washington state, Diane. A young woman, wrapped in plastic. I’m headed for a little town called Twin Peaks.
Being based on an existing TV character it’s interesting how all the foibles have to be built up over time to form the whole person. A good book to read if you are a fan of the show.