Dreamcatcher Art
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Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Art

Released

February 20th, 2001

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Publisher

Scribner

Four lifelong friends gather in the woods of western Maine for their annual hunting trip. When they were young, they were bound together forever by an act of bravery involving a fifth friend, whose influence has given these men special powers. Their trip is disrupted when a stranger, disoriented and delirious, wanders into camp, muttering about light in the sky. Before long, the friends find themselves pitted against an alien invasion and must draw on their old friend's strength once again to fight for their lives. 

From the Flap

Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry, four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand.

Twenty-five years later, the boys are now men with separate lives and separate troubles. But the ties endure. Each hunting season the foursome reunite in the woods of Maine. This year, a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented, mumbling something about lights in the sky. His incoherent ravings prove to be disturbingly prescient. Before long, these men will be plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past - and in the Dreamcatcher.

Stephen King's first full-length novel since Bag of Bones is, more than anything, a story of how men remember, and how they find their courage. Not since The Stand has King crafted a story of such astonishing range--and never before has he contended so frankly with the heart of darkness. 

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Description
Abel
Of Cain and Abel
AC/DC
Band mentioned in passing
Aladdin
Mentioned in passing
Alice
From Alice in Wonderland
Animals
All the animals in the area where the Alien landed were leaving
Barkays
Band mentioned in passing
Beavis
From Beavis & Butt-Head
Buddah
Mentioned in passing
Bugs Bunny
Children's character
Butt-Head
From Beavis & Butt-Head
Cain
Of Cain and Abel
d'Artagnan
Mentioned in passing
Dire Straits
Band mentioned in passing
Dorothy
From Wizard of Oz
Fred Warning Orchestra
Their music was played to people in Gosslins Barn
God
Mentioned in passing
Hercules
Mentioned in passing
Jar of Flies
Band mentioned in passing
Jesus
Mentioned in passing
K.C & the Sunshine Band
Band mentioned in passing
Lad
Border Collie in the car with Mr Gray/Gary Jones.
Mar-Kets
Band mentioned in passing
Matchbox Twenty
Band mentioned in passing
McElligot
Character in a Dr Seuss book
Methuselah
Mentioned in passing
Moses
Biblical character
Motley Crue
Band mentioned in passing
Noah
Character from the Bible
Pearl Jam
Band mentioned in passing
Pecos Bill
Character seen in the 1981 Derry Days festival
Pennywise
Name spray-painted on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe
Pink Floyd
Band mentioned in passing
Pogo
Mentioned in passing
Pointer Sisters
Singers mentioned in passing
Rage Against The Machine
Band mentioned in passing
Rambo
Mentioned in passing
Rolling Stones
Band whose song Sympathy For The Devil was the A-Team's song
Santa Claus
Mentioned in passing
Satan
Mentioned in passing
Scooby-Doo
Kids cartoon character - a Dog.
Shaggy
Kids cartoon character in Scooby-Doo show
Stubb
Character from Moby Dick
Superman
Comic book character
?, Bernie
Part of Blue Group.
?, Big Lou
Cabin Counselor at Camp Agawam
?, Bill
With Marsha, Charles and Darren Chiles in Jefferson Tract
?, Cathy
Worked behind the counter at the Bridgton Pharmacy
?, Chantay
George Pelson said that she was a singer at the Jackson Browne Concert in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988
?, Charles
Smoking a joint with an unnamed man, Bill, Marsha, and Darren Chiles in the shed in Jefferson Tract.
?, Colleen
History department secretary at John Jay College
?, Dana
Part of Blue Group.
?, Darlene
Waitress at Dysart's
?, Dave (Lonesome Dave)
Heard on the radio on WWVE.
?, Duncan
With Richie Grenadeau when they picked on Douglas Cavell in 1978
?, Frankie
Brother of a guard at Jefferson Tract.
?, Marcy
A name thought of by Gary Jones after he was hit by a car 15/3/2001
?, Marsha
Smoking a joint with an Unnamed man, Bill, Charles, and Darren Chiles in the shed in Jefferson Tract.
?, Milt
Works at the West Wharf
?, Randi
George Pelson said that she was a singer at the Jackson Browne Concert in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988.
?, Sam
Name that Mr Devlin called his son Henry Devlin
?, Scott
With Richie Grenadeau when they picked on Douglas Cavell in 1978
?, Susi
George Pelson said that she was a singer at the Jackson Browne Concert in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988.
?, Tommy
Part of Blue Group.
?, Trish
A woman who approached Pete Moore in September 1993 after she lost her car keys.
Aldrin, Buzz
Astronaut mentioned in passing
Armstrong, Neil
Astronaut mentioned in passing
Arnold, Kenneth
Saw 9 UFO's as reported in the East Oregonian on 25/06/1949. Worked as a Fire Control Officer
Bava, Mario
Mentioned in passing
Beckwith, Mr.
Mailman of Gary Jones
Bellson, Frank
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Bergman, Ingmar
Actor mentioned in passing
Bertinelli, ?
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Blackey, Joe
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Bonds, Gary U.S.
Sung at the Derry Days parade
Booth, Edwin
Thought of by Henry Devlin
Bradbury, Ray
Author of the story "The Crowd"
Brando, Marlon
Actor mentioned in passing
Briscoe, Dr.
Doctor of Douglas Cavell
Brocklin, Dave
Father of Kendall Brocklin.
Brocklin, Kendall
Son of Dave Brocklin.
Brodsky, Emil (Dawg)
Army Tech Sergeant
Brokaw, Tom
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Browne, Jackson
Singer who held a concert in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988
Bryson, Pinky
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Bumppo, Natty
Mentioned in passing
Byrum, (Weasels
The), Creatures that can be grown from the Byrus (Ripley's Fungus) under certain situations
Callaghan, Tommy (Pukester)
Shot down in June 1995 near the Croat Border.
Calvert, ?
Was the aide-de-camp of Abraham Kurtz
Cambry, Gene
In Blue Group with Emil Brodsky
Cameron, James
Mentioned in passing
Carter, Jimmy
Mentioned in passing
Castonguay, ? (Old Man)
Barber in Derry when Joe Clarendon was a child
Cavanaugh, Mac
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Cavell, Alfie
Father of Douglas Cavell
Cavell, Douglas (Duddits)
Friend of Joe Clarendon, Pete Moore, Henry Devlin and Gary Jones.
Cavell, Roberta
Mother of Douglas Cavell
Chantays, The
Band mentioned in passing
Chessman, Maureen
Wore short skirts to church
Chiles, Darren
Smoking a joint with an unnamed man, Bill, Marsha, and Charles in the shed in Jefferson Tract.
Clapton, Eric
Musician mentioned in passing
Clarendon, ?
Brother of Joe Clarendon
Clarendon, Joe (Beaver)
Friend of Gary Jones, Pete Moore & Henry Devlin. Husband of Laurie Sue Clarendon, but divorced.
Clarendon, Lamar
Father of Joe Clarendon.
Clarendon, Laurie Sue
Wife of Joe Clarendon. Now divorced. Married name of Laurie Sue Kenopensky
Cleland, ?
State Police Officer who shot at a UFO as reported in the Oklahoman 12/05/1965. Mentioned by name 19/09/1965
Clinton, Bill
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz 14/11/2001.
Coleman, Al
One of Abraham Kurtz's men.
Conklin, Gene
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Coontz, Patrick
Father of Robert Coontz
Costner, Kevin
Actor mentioned in passing
Croce, Jim
Singer mentioned in passing
Cronkite, Walter
Mentioned in passing
Cruise, Tom
Actor mentioned in passing
Damon, Johnny
Works at MacDonald Motors with Pete Moore.
Davis, Edward
Neighbor of Franklin Roberts in Kansas.
Deal, Bonnie
Went to school with Gary Jones
Dean, James
Actor who died
Deforest, Roy
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Defuniak, David
19-year-old student at John Jay College. He was caught cheating on a mid-term exam by Gary Jones
Denbrough, Bill
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Dern, Bruce
Actor mentioned in passing
Devlin, Henry
Psychiatrist friend of Gary Jones, Joe Clarendon & Pete Moore.
Devlin, Mr.
Father of Henry Devlin.
Devlin, Rhonda
Ex-wife of Henry Devlin
Diller, Mr.
Worked behind the drug counter at the Bridgton Pharmacy
Dillinger, John
Infamous gangster
Doors, The
Band mentioned in passing
Dubay, Steven Bishoff
One of the 3 men who threw a gay man into the Derry Canal.
Dunn, Danny
Kid in mystery books read by Gary Jones
Earp, Wyatt
Mentioned in passing
Edwards, Tony
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Eichmann, Adolf
Mentioned in passing
Elgart, Dagwood
Name thought of by Archie Perlmutter
Eliot, T.S.
Writer mentioned in passing
Everett, Howie
One of Abraham Kurtz's men. A sentry
Fawcett, Farrah
Actress mentioned in passing.
Flynn, Errol
Mentioned in passing
Fonzerelli, Arthur (Fonzie)
Joe Clarendon had a Fonzie Jacket as a kid.
Ford, Gerald
Republican house leader when quoted about UFOs in the Michigan Journal 09/10/1965
Fortunato, ?
Mentioned as being bricked up in a wall by Montresor
Friedman, Carl
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Fudd, Elmer
Dog owned by Pete Moore as a child
G, Kenny
Heard on the radio
Gacey, John Wayne
Serial killer
Gallagher, Kate
One of Abraham Kurtz's team.
Garciaparra, ?
Played for the Boston Red Sox in number 5
Garfunkel, Art
Singer mentioned in passing
Garton, John
One of the 3 men who threw a gay man into the Derry Canal.
Gerritsen, Terry
Navy Psychologist that debriefed the survivors of the Alien landing
Gibbons, Evell
Author mentioned in passing
Gibson, Mel
Actor mentioned in passing
Glover, Danny
Actor mentioned in passing
Goldfarb, ?
Name that was mentioned in passing
Gosselin, Reenie
Wife of Old Man Gosselin
Gosselin, Reginald (Old Man)
Owner of Gosselin's Country Store in Jefferson Tract.
Gould, Stephen Jay
Scientist mentioned
Gray, Mr.
This is a name given to the Gray alien who took over Gary Jones.
Grayboys, The
Aliens.
Grenadeau, Richie
Boyfriend of Tina Jean Schlossinger. Played for the Tigers until he was kicked off the team. Broke his nose during a match in 1978. Homecoming King in 1978
Hall, Tom T.
Mentioned in passing
Hanlon, Mike
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Hanscom, Ben
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Hardy, Frank
Character in children's detective books.
Hardy, Joe
Character in children's detective books.
Harvey, Paul
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Hemingway, Ernest
Author mentioned in passing
Highsmith, Patricia
Author of "The Talented Mr Ripley"
Hitchcock, Alfred
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Hitler, Adolf
Mentioned in passing
Holmes, Sherlock
Detective mentioned in passing
Holsapple, Arthur
Name thought of by Archie Perlmutter
Hoover, J. Edgar
Mentioned in passing
Hoxton, Andrew
Farmer who spoke about Red Tinged Wheat in the Roswell Daily Record 04/10/1947
Iscariot, Judas
Biblical character
Jackson, ?
Worked with Joselyn McAvoy during the Cleanup in Jefferson Tract
Jacobson, ?
Dean at John Jay College
Jagger, Mick
Singer in the Rolling Stones
Janas, Andy
Driver in the army group at Jefferson Tract.
Janas, Mr.
Father of Andy Janas
Janowski, Mrs.
Owen Kurtz's personal hygiene teacher at school
Jekyll, Dr.
Mentioned in passing
Johnson, Freddy
One of Owen Underhill's men.
Jolson, Al
Singer mentioned in passing
Jones, Carla
Wife of Gary Jones.
Jones, Gary Ambrose (Jonesy)
friend of Henry Devlin, Joe Clerendon & Pete Moore.
Jones, Janet
Mother of Gary and Mike Jones.
Jones, Joey
Child of Gary and Carla Jones
Jones, John
Child of Gary and Carla Jones
Jones, Lindsay
Father of Gary and Mike Jones
Jones, Mike
Brother of Gary Jones
Jones, Misha
Daughter of Gary and Carla Jones
Jones, Noel
Child of Gary and Carla Jones
Kaspbrak, Eddie
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Kellogg, Miss
Maiden name of Mrs Underhill
Kenopensky, Laurie
Sue Maiden name of Laurie Clarendon
Kenopensky, Mrs.
Mother of Laurie Sue Kenopensky
Kilborn, Lars
Mentioned in passing
Kilroy, George
Friend of Lindsay Jones
Knopfler, Mark
Musician in Dire Straits
Kurtz, Abraham Peter
In charge of the UFO and Alien cleanup. Born Robert Coontz but changed his name.
Lake, Ricky
TV Show host mentioned in passing
Larson, Gary
Cartoonist mentioned in passing
Lennon, John
Singer mentioned in passing
Leone, Sergio
Director mentioned in passing
Lindley, David
Musician with Jackson Browne in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988
Little, Rich
Mentioned in passing
Lorrington, ?
Guide from Mass Water Authority that showed Gary Jones around Quabbin Reservoir
Loveless, Patty
Singer mentioned in passing
MacDonald, Dick
Owner of Macdonald Motors in Bridgton
MacLean, Alistair
Author mentioned in passing
MacLean, Norman
Writer quoted at the start of the Epilogue
Maloney, Paddy
Name thought of by Archie Perlmutter
Mantell, ?
Air Force Captain who was killed when chasing a UFO in 1948
Marsh, Beverly
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Martineau, Mary Jo
Gary Jones had his first Junior High School crush on her
Martinez, Pedro
Red Sox player. Douglas Cavell has a cap with his signature on it.
McAvoy, Jocelyn
One of Abraham Kurtz's team.
McCarthy, Kevin
Actor in an old horror movie
McCarthy, Mrs.
Mother of Richard McCarthy
McCarthy, Richard (Rick)
Found by Gary Jones when he was lost in the woods
McCaskell, ?
Ex-wife of Deke McCaskell
McCaskell, Deke
Proprietor of a store near Quabbin Reservoir where Mr. Gray/Gary Jones stopped
Mearns, Hughes
Writer quoted at the start of Part 3 of Dreamcatcher
Mellon, Adrian
Gay man killed 21/7/1984 when he was thrown into the Derry Canal
Melosevic, ?
Mentioned in passing
Melrose, ?
Cooks third at Jefferson Tract that cooked for the Army men.
Miles, Freddy
Character in the "Talented Mr. Ripley"
Milhone, Kinsey
Author who wrote detective novels.
Montresor, ?
Bricked Fortunato up in a wall
Moore, Mr.
Father of Pete Moore.
Moore, Pete
Friend of Gary Jones, Joe Clerendon & Henry Devlin. Works for MacDonald Motors in Bridgton.
Morales, ?
Caltech scientist who reported seeing a UFO as reported in the L A Times 19/11/1978
Moriarty, Professor
Enemy of Sherlock Holmes
Morin, Jeannie
Gary Jones's therapist after his accident
Morrison, Jim
Singer in the band The Doors
Nell, Aloysius
Police officer in Derry in 1982
Newman, Barry
patient of Henry Devlin.
Newman, Mr.
Father of Barry Newman.
Newman, Mrs.
Mother of Barry Newman.
O'Brian, Danny
One of Abraham Kurtz's men.
Oakley, Annie
Mentioned in passing
Oswald, Lee Harvey
Shot John Kennedy. Mentioned in passing
Otis, Steve
Friend of Richard McCarthy
Pan, Peter
Children's character
Parker, Robert
Author read by Gary Jones
Parker, Sarah Jessica
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Parmeleau, Norm (Macaroni)
7th grader in 1978 who swallowed macaroni through his nose
Parsons, Ray
One of Abraham Kurtz's men.
Patton, George S.
General played by George C Scott in a movie
Pelson, George
Saw the Jackson Browne concert in the Civic Center in Portland in 1988. Friend of Joe Clarendon
Perlmutter, Archie
Aide-de-camp for Abraham Kurtz for the alien cleanup in Jefferson Tract.
Pig, Porky
Children's cartoon character
Pitt, Brad
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Poirot, Hercule
Character from a book
Powers, Austin
His signed poster was on the wall of Douglas Cavell's room
Presley, Elvis
Singer mentioned in passing
Price, Vincent
Actor in The Crucible
Randall, ?
General in charge of Abraham Kurtz. Worked from Cheyenne Mountain
Rapelow, Dick
Neighbor of the Underhill family when Owen was a child.
Rapelow, Irene
Neighbor of the Underhill family when Owen was a child.
Rasputin
Mentioned in passing
Richardson, Marvell
One of Abraham Kurtz's team.
Rinkenhauer, Ellen
Mother of Josie Rinkenhauer
Rinkenhauer, Hector
Father of Josie Rinkenhauer.
Rinkenhauer, Josette (Josie)
A girl that Pete Moore once knew.
Ripley, ?
Character in the movie Aliens played by Sigourney Weaver
Ripley, Mr.
From Ripley's believe it or not
Roberts, Franklin
Neighbor of Edward Davis in Kansas.
Robideau, Kent
Friend of Joe Clarendon
Robideau, Sean
Friend of Joe Clarendon
Roethke, Theodore
Writer quoted at the start of Parts 1 & 2 of Dreamcatcher
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Mentioned in passing
Roper, Becky
Friend of Richard McCarthy who went hunting with him when Richard got lost in November 2001. Sister of Nat Roper. Maiden name of Becky Shue
Roper, Nat
Friend of Richard McCarthy who went hunting with him when Richard got lost in November 2001. Brother of Becky Roper
Rossiter, ? (Old Man)
Character thought about by Archie Perlmutter
Rothschild, ?
Name that was mentioned in passing
Ryan, Meg
Actress mentioned in passing.
Sagan, Carl
Believes in UFOs and alien life
Sage, Anna
With John Dillinger when he was shot.
Sample, Tim
Voice on the tape played to Abraham Kurtz
Schlossinger, Tina Jean
Homecoming queen in 1978, and girlfriend of Richie Grenadeau
Scott, George C.
Actor mentioned in passing
Serbs, The
Searching for Tommy Callaghan when he was shot down in June 1995 near the Croat Border.
Seuss, Dr.
From the Dr. Seuss children's books
Shakespeare, William
Author mentioned in passing
Shratt, Mary
Girlfriend of Gary Jones when he was 21 years old
Shue, Becky
Married name of Becky Roper
Smitty, ?
Part of Blue Group.
Spielberg, Steven
Hollywood movie director.
Stevenson, ?
Had a nosebleed at a logger's cabin that was used as shelter near where Henry Devlin's Scout crashed
Streisand, Barbara
Singer mentioned in passing
Sutherland, Donald
Actor mentioned in passing
Sylvester, Lionel
Dairy farmer who employed Pete Moore as a child
Thatcher, Margaret
Mentioned in passing
Tickman, ?
CalTech scientist who reported seeing a UFO as reported in the L A Times 19/11/1978
Timarova, Elaina (or Ilena)
Russian woman who committed suicide by throwing her body into Shaft 12 at Quabbin Reservoir in the Fall of 1995
Tozier, Richie
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Tracker, Phil
Owner of Tracker Brothers Shipping Trucking and Storage in Derry. Brother of Tony Tracker
Tracker, Tony
Owner of Tracker Brothers Shipping Trucking and Storage in Derry. Brother of Phil Tracker
Trask, Davey
Told Gary Jones about a picture in Tracker Brothers office
Trask, Mr.
Derry High School Principal in 1982
Trezewski, Ted
One of Abraham Kurtz's men.
Turgeon, John (Butch)
Worked at Burger King. Son of Marie Turgeon
Turgeon, Marie
Mother of John Turgeon.
Twain, Shania
Singer mentioned in passing
Udall, George
One of Abraham Kurtz's men.
Underhill, Katrina
Daughter of Owen Underhill
Underhill, Kellogg
Brother of Owen Underhill
Underhill, Mr.
Father of Kellogg and Owen Underhill.
Underhill, Owen Phillip
A-team leader who worked for Abraham Kurtz.
Underhill, Randi
Mother of Kellogg and Owen Underhill
Underhill, Rita
Wife of Owen Underhill
Unwin, Christopher
One of the 3 men who threw a gay man into the Derry Canal.
Uris, Stan
Name on a sign left by the Losers club at the site of the Derry Standpipe.
Van Gogh, Vincent
Painter admired by Henry Devlin.
Vedder, Eddie
Singer mentioned in passing
Ventures, The
Band mentioned in passing
Von Trapp, The
The Von Trapp family from Sound of Music
Walken, Christopher
Actor mentioned in passing
Walston, Ray
Actor in My Favorite Martian
Wayne, John
Actor mentioned in passing
Weaver, Sigourney
Actress in Aliens
Webb, Jack
Actor mentioned in passing
Welk, Lawrence
People used to say that Gary Jones looked like him.
Wells, H.G.
Author of War of the Worlds
White, Mrs.
Pete Moore's 4th grade teacher
Williams, Tennessee
Playwright
Winfrey, Oprah
TV Show host
Withers, Dr.
Family doctor of the Newman family
Wolfe, Thomas
Writer mentioned in passing
Woods, James
Actor mentioned in passing
Yoder, ?
One of Underhill's men
Young, Angus
Musician in AC/DC
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