I’m currently listening to Salem’s Lot. Once again, a Stephen King book. I think I’m on a King bender at the moment.
I think this book had quite some influence on the original Twin Peaks. The (first?) funeral scene gave me a lot of the same vibes as Laura’s funeral, and the towns of Twin Peaks and of Salem’s Lot doesn’t appear to be that different.
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odd3 september, 2021 11:01
@MrHenko Oh, I haven’t read that book in about 35 years (before Twin Peaks), I didn’t make the connection back then, but maybe I would now. I haven’t read King/Backman books in decades, but now and then I think about them. Have a handful of ones that I haven’t started on yet.
MrHenko5 september, 2021 08:31
@odd To be clear, I don’t think Lynch and Frost knowingly took parts of it, but maybe one or both of them had read it and it was simmering in that back of their mind. Or maybe it’s some sort of shared American horror, some ideas of small towns and their secrets.