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Hodder & Stoughton


Timeline :
_coming soon_

Writers :
Johnny Marinville:
- fiction writer
'Delight'
'Death on the Second Shift'
'Feeding the Flames'
'A Kiss on Lake Saranac'
'Song of the Hammer'
'Heaven-sent Weather' & a series of children's books about Pat The Kitty Kat...

Peter Jackson
- article
'James Dickey and the New Southern Reality'...

Mary Jackson:
- poet
She has published in over twenty magazines...
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Name: Description:

?, Anna
First named on page: 97 

- In charge of the shelter, called Daughters & Sisters, Cynthia once worked in. Killed by Norman Daniels (Richie).

?, Barbie
First named on page: 203 

- Name on a note Steve and Cynthia found by the stone statue in the Mining Corp. building, saying : 'Jim What the hell is this? Any idea? Barbie.'

?, Aunt Betty
First named on page: 267 

-  Aunt of Steve Ames. Lived in Arnette. Thought of by Steve when he went into the Conoco station and saw the spiders. He remembered once he had been stung by a fiddleback spider in aunt Betty's place.

?, Bill
First named on page: 205 

-  Steve thought he heard something moving behind him and Cynthia and wheeled around. Nothing there, he thought : 'Dumb. Even under these stressful circumstances, that was plumb loco, wild Bill.'

?, Denise
First named on page: 434 

-  Woman who picks up the phone at Owl's, When Ripton calls to see if Brad Josephson is there.

?, Don
First named on page: 421 

-  Friend of Peter Jackson. Don had given Mary and Peter some venison-steaks once.

?, Dwight
First named on page: 204 

-  Name in a song by Mary Chapin Carpenter on the radio.

?, Erin
First named on page: 160 

-  John Marinville thought: 'Erin go bragh.' when Entragian asked if he should let Johnny go free.

?, Gail
First named on page: 154 

-  Owner of a shop in Desperation - Gail's Beauty Bar.

?, Harvey
First named on page: 188 

-  Name on a shop-sign in Desperation. Ellen Carver saw the sign when Entragian took her for a ride.

?, Jim
First named on page: 203 

-  Name on a note Steve and Cynthia found by the stone statue in the Mining Corp. building, saying : 'Jim - What the hell is this? Any idea? Barbie.'

?, Jose
First named on page: 3 

-  Just a way of speech. Mentioned by Mary when she had seen the cat nailed to a speed-limit sign. She thought Peter would turn around : 'Did you want to take a picture of it? No way Jose'.

?, Julia
First named on page: 54 

-  Name used by John Marinville when taking a piss in the desert : 'Water in the desert, that´s a big ten-four! Hello, Julia!'

?, Kathi
First named on page: 387 

-  Mentioned in David's trance. He was walking to the Ho Chi Minh Trail and just outside the entrance, was chalked : 'Kathi loves Russell' on the sidewalk.

?, Lyle
First named on page: 204 

-  Name in a song by Mary Chapin Carpenter on the radio.

?, Marsha
First named on page: 344 

-  Owner of a store?

?, Nell
First named on page: 185 

-  Name used by Steve Ames about Cynthia Smith : 'Do not worry, little Nell, for I will protect you!' He said it with a Dudley Do-Right imitation.'

?, Paul
First named on page: 31 

-  Name used in a joke by Entragian : 'You´re Peter, and you´re Mary. So where´s Paul? How can you sing "Five Hundred Miles" or "Leaving on a Jet Plane" without Paul?'

?, Russell
First named on page: 387 

-  Mentioned in David's trance. He was walking to the Ho Chi Minh Trail and just outside the entrance, was chalked : 'Kathi loves Russell' on the sidewalk.

?, Tom
First named on page: 120 

-  Name used by Entragian asking John Marinville : 'How's it going, Tom? How they hanging, oldtimer?'

?, Aunt Wanda
First named on page: 251 

-  Cynthia's aunt. Cynthia's father was drunk at Wanda's wedding, and felt her ass while they were dancing.

Aaron
First named on page: 144 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by Reverend Martin when he told David about God : 'Moses had struck a stone with Aaron's staff and brought water gushing out of it.'

Alice Blue Gown
First named on page: 110 

-  A name given to a doll Steve Ames found by the RV. Belonged to Kirsten Carver.

Ames, Steve Andrew
First named on page: 66 

-  Van driver that was helping John Marinville. The man John was going to see in Austin, the night he was caught by Entragian. Was a roadie/guitar tech. from Lubbock, Texas.

Andrea Doria
First named on page: 106 

- Mentioned by Cynthia Smith when she was about to enter the Carver's RV:

"I don't want to go in there by myself. It's like Andrea Doria, or something."

Annie, Little Orphan
First named on page: 96 

-  Gert Kinshaw thought that Cynthia looked like Little Orphan Annie from Hell.

Apple Jack
First named on page: 423 

-  Mary's childhood closet-demon.

Appleton, Jack
First named on page: 80 

-  John Marinville's editor for the last two years at the FS&G. John tried to phone Jack from his cellular phone while Entragian was 'playing' with his motorcycle.

Barney's
First named on page: 53 

-  A shop in New York where Johnny Marinville bought a twelve hundred dollar coat.

Barrow, Clyde
First named on page: 409 

-  Steve liked the Clyde Barrow grin Johnny had on when he blew the cougar's hed of.

Benny, Jack
First named on page: 66 

-  Mentioned in passing when John Marinville was caught by Entragian. Entragian pretended to be a fan of Marinville's : 'For one bizarre moment he looked to Johnny like a pro football lineman doing a Jack Benny riff. "Ho-lee shit. You're John Edward Marinville!'

Berk, Alfie
First named on page: 15 

-  Owner of Berk's Conoco Station in Fallon.

Billingsley, Tom
First named on page: 166 

-  Retired vet that was captured by Collie Entragian. Sat in the cell with David Carver. Had known Collie Entragian for over fifteen years. Attacked by a cougar and died.

Bligh, Captain
First named on page: 412 

-  Thought of by Steve when he decided to grab Johnny if he would leave the truck : '...and knew that doing such a thing would make him feel like Fletcher Christian to Johnny's Captain Bligh - but he would if he had to.'

Boogeyman, Mr. Big
First named on page: 43 

-  Name used by Kirsten Carver. It was a name she had taken home from school. One of the kids there, had told her about a closet-dweller calles Mr. Big Boogeyman. It took about 2 months to soothe Kirsten down!!

Bosco
First named on page: 217 

-  Name used by Johnny Marinville to the coyote outside his cell : 'Why do you keep staring at me, Bosco?'

Bowles, Paul
First named on page: 72 

-  John Marinville thought that Entragian was trying to impress him and he thought that the cop sounded like Paul Bowles on a bad karma day.

Browne, Sam
First named on page: 9 

-  Collie Entragian was wearing a Sam Browne belt, when he stopped Mary and Peter Jackson.

Brophy, Harold
First named on page: 339 

-  A professional gambler. There was a story about how Harold flicked a plying-card from where he was sitting and cut a man's throat with it. Told by Billingsley.

Buchanan, Pat
First named on page: 245 

-  Name on a sticker on a file-cabinet : 'Pat Buchanan for president.' Seen by Johnny.

Buckley, William F.
First named on page: 410 

-  Mentioned in passing.

Bud's Suds
First named on page: 278 

-  A store in Desperation with a neon sign : 'Enjoy our slotspitality.'

Burgoyne, Dr. ?
First named on page: 132 

-  Doctor in the hospital where Brian Ross was. A nurse called Dr. Burgoyne to give Brian's mother a shot to calm her down.

Carver, David
First named on page: 35 

-  Good son of Ellie and Ralph Carver. Around 11-years old - collecting baseball cards. Since his best friend Brian was healed after a horriffic accident, he speaks to God 3 times a day.

Carver, Ellen Margaret
First named on page: 33 

-  Mother of Kirsten and David Carver. Wife of Ralph Carver. Around forty-years old. 4th victim of Tak.

Carver, Kirsten
First named on page: 33 

-  Daughter of Ellie and Ralph Carver. Was pushed down the stairs n the Municipal Building in Desperation, by Entragian. Only 7 years old.

Carver, Ralph
First named on page: 33 

-  Husband of Ellie Carver. Father of Kirsten and David Carver. Around forty-years old. Works in a post office. Bit of a gambler.

Cheever, John
First named on page: 59 

-  Writer. Died of alcoholism.

Christian, Fletcher
First named on page: 412 

-  Thought of by Steve when he decided to grab Johnny if he would leave the truck : '...and knew that doing such a thing would make him feel like Fletcher Christian to Johnny's Captain Bligh - but he would if he had to.'

Daniel
First named on page: 192 

-  Character in the Bible. Reverend Martin had told David the story of Daniel in the lion's den.

Daniels, Norman
First named on page: 97 

-  X-boyfriend of Cynthia Smith. He broke Cynthia's nose. She said : 'He was bad. As in crazy.' Also killed Anna ? who ran the shelter Daughters & Sisters.

Daniels, Rose Diana
First named on page: xx 

-  Wife of Norman. She was not mentioned by name, but was described.

Dant, J. W.
First named on page: 272 

-  Name used by Marinville when they were into the ladiesroom in the theatre. He was looking at the empty liquor bottles and said to Billingsley : 'On top of all that J.W. Dant, a few drugs and you'd probably explode.'

Darius, King
First named on page: 192 

-  Character in the Bible. Reverend Martin had told David the story of Daniel in the lion's den. King Darius was the one who had thrown Daniel in the lion's den.

Davis, ?
First named on page: 442 

-  Entragian slept at the Davis Ranch two dayes before Tak got hold of him.

DeMille, Cecil B.
First named on page: 474 

-  Mentioned when Johnny had killed the wolf with the hammer. He couldn't quite believe he had hit it : 'No Cecil B. DeMille special effect.'

Dickey, James
First named on page: 21 

-  A name in the article by Peter Jackson, called: 'James Dickey and the New Southern Reality'.

Dudley Do-Right
First named on page: 185 

-  Name used by Steve Ames about Cynthia Smith : 'Do not worry, little Nell, for I will protect you!' He said it with a Dudley Do-Right imitation.'

Entragian, Collier
First named on page: 151 

-  Mad cop that was the 3rd vicitm of the evil beast TAK. First mentioned when Mary could hear an aproaching car and she was hoping it was help. But the old Mr. White Hair said it was the cop - he could 'reckernize' the sound of the car. He, Collie and Dick was on the town committee and they had approved the money for a new town cruiser.

Esau
First named on page: 487 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by David telling Johnny how he came to believe in God.

Escolla, ?
First named on page: 320 

-  Killed in Desperation. Ran over with his girlfriend, then shot by Collier. Worked on the crusher at the mine.

Finney, Deirdre
First named on page: 6 

-  Married name of Dierdre Jackson. Sister of Peter Jackson. Owned the Acura Mary and Peter was driving when Entragian stopped them. The car was registered in Oregon. X-wife of Roger Finney.

Finney, Roger
First named on page: 19 

-  X-husband of Dierdre Finney (Jackson). They were only married for a year between highschool and college.

Fireman Bob
First named on page: 226 

-  Name used by John Marinville for the Fire Chief to Mary, when he asked her if she could go next door to the Fire Chief's office : 'Be prepared; if Fireman Bob was at home when Entragian went nuclear, he's probably just as dead as the rest of them.'

Frampton, ?
First named on page: 62 

-  John Marinville was thinking about the day when he and Terry had made out behind Gibby's Garage : 'He dropped a hand into his lap and wasn't surprised at what he found there '...say, folks, Frampton comes alive.'

Franklin, Pat
First named on page: 111 

-  Cynthia found the name in John Marinville's notebook. John had written : 'Patricia Franklin. Redhead, big boobs. Don't call her Pat or Patty!'

Franklin, Patricia
First named on page: 111 

-  Cynthia found the name in John Marinville's notebook. John had written : 'Patricia Franklin. Redhead, big boobs. Don't call her Pat or Patty!

Friday, Joe
First named on page: 46 

-  Ralph thought Off. Friendly sounded like Joe Friday when he answered David's quistion : 'The man we're looking for is not a dollnapper.'

Frida Fuckdolly
First named on page: 358 

-  Name used by Audrey for the sexdoll she found, when she was looking for David.

Friendly, Officer
First named on page: 21 

-  A name used by Peter for the cop who stopped Peter and Mary on Highway 50. Very tall, around six-seven, blond hair. Making a TAK-noise.

Free Bird, Mr.
First named on page: 94 

-  Name used by Steve Ames for John Marinville.

Garcia, Jerry
First named on page: 92 

-  Steve Ames, Bill Harris and Jack Appelton was talking about John Marinville's new motorcycle-idea. Appelton said : 'He´s the literary world´s Jerry Garcia.'

Gardner, John
First named on page: 63 

-  Mentioned when John Marinville talked to Terry about going on vacation on his motorcycle, Terry said : 'John Cheever may or may not have died of alcoholism, but John Gardner definitly went out on a motorcycle'. Chrashed into a tree and died.

Gartner, Bruno
First named on page: 373 

-  In the car-accident with John Marinville and Sean Hutter.

Geller, Frank
First named on page: 313 

-  Chief mining engineer for Desperation Mining Corporation. In charge of reopening the China Pit. Told Billingsley that Symes didn't like women in jeans.

George, Curious
First named on page: 286 

-  A book Ellen Carver read to her daughter (Pie).

Gibby
First named on page: 62 

-  Owner of Gibby's Garage. John Marinville stored his motorcycle in Gibby's.

Gould, Jay
First named on page: 59 

-  Character in a novel by John Marinville. John trashed the novel.

Halberstam, David
First named on page: 476 

-  Famous writer and Historian that was in Vietnam with Marinville. Baseball fan. Was in the picture David saw in Johnny's wallet.

Hansen, Buzz
First named on page: 293 

-  Friend of Tom Billingsley. They had once teamed together and knocked the movie theatre's bar down at the Old Circle Ranch.

Hardy, Mrs. ?
First named on page: 148 

-  Worked in the School Office at David's school. It was Mrs. Hardy David should have given the Excused Early-pass to.

Harris, Bill
First named on page: 60 

-  Agent of John Marinville. John called him after hed had talked to Terry about writing new essays.

Harvey's
First named on page: 188 

-  Sign in Desperation. Ellen Carver saw it when Entragian took her for a ride.

Henry, Cononel
First named on page: 212 

-  MotoKops character. Thought he was handsome. Thought of by David while lifting his baby-sister of the coathook.

Hernando's
First named on page: 201 

-  Name painted on a garage door: Welcome to Hernando's Hideaway.

Houk, Ralph
First named on page: 490 

-  Manager for the New York Yankees.

Hutter, Sean
First named on page: 372 

-  Friend of John Marinville that drove the car i 1986 that was involved in an accident. The girl sitting next to Hutter had been killed. Sean's spine had been pulverized. Johnny had a bruised spleen and a broken foot.

Ionesco, Eugene
First named on page: 293 

-  Thought of by Johnny when he saw the living room in front of the screen. He thought : '...if Eugene Ionesco had ever written an episode of The Twilight Zone, the set would probably have looked a lot like this.'

Iron Maiden
First named on page: 149 

-  David was telling about his praying to God and his mother, Ellie, was a little on edge : 'Oh, no, praying is great, without it the thumbscrews and the Iron Maiden probably never would have been invented.'

Ives, Marty
First named on page: 298 

-  One of Tom Billingsley's drinking friends.

Jackson, Dierdre
First named on page: 6 

-  Sister of Peter Jackson and owner of the Car Peter and Mary were driving. Maiden name of Dierdre Finney.

Jackson, Mary
First named on page: 3 

-  Peter Jackson’s wife. She was a faculty wife. She was a poet who had published in over twenty magazines and she went to a women's discussion group twice a week. Born and raised in New York. Saw a dead cat on a speed-limit sign.

Jackson, Peter
First named on page: 3 

-  Mary Jackson's husband. Drove the car when Mary saw the dead cat on a speed-limit sign. Born and raised in New York. Assistant professor of English at the NYU, his speciality was post-war American fiction. Had published a scholarly article called 'James Dickery and the New Southern Reality'. Shot by Collie Entragian, four shots in the back!

Jacob
First named on page: 487 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by David telling Johnny how he came to believe in God.

Job
First named on page: 485 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by David.

John the Baptist
First named on page: 406 

-  Name in the Bible. Thought of by Johnny.

Johnson, Howard
First named on page: 501 

-  Chirdren's rhyme. Ralph, with the helmet on, trying to open the lock to the China Pit, Mary thought : '...he looked like the Pieman bent over Simple Simon on the Howard Johnson signs...'

Josephson, Brad
First named on page: 183 

-  Deep Mining Corporation secretary. His name was on a name-plaque on the receptionist desk. The second victim of Tak.

Jonah
First named on page: 398 

-  Name in the Bible.

Joshua
First named on page: 144 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by Reverend Martin when he told David about God.

Joseph
First named on page: 386 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by Reverend Martin in David's trance : 'And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream.'

Judkins, Richie
First named on page: 252 

-  Boyfriend of Cynthis Smith. Almost tore her ear off.

Kincaid, Tom
First named on page: 273 

-  Friend of Tom Billingsley. Used to meet Tom, Lancaster and Onslo in the old movie theatre.

Kinshaw, Gert
First named on page: 96 

-  A friend of Cynthia Smith and worked for Daughters and Sisters. Thought Cynthia looked like Little Orphan Annie from Hell. Had once said : 'Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to get beat up by it.'

KrayZee, Professor
First named on page: 212 

-  Character in the cartoon KrayZee Toons. Liked by Pie. Thought of by David while lifting his baby-sister of the coathook.

Lancaster, Cash
First named on page: 273 

-  Friend of Tom Billingsley. Used to meet Tom, Onslo and Kincaid in the old movie theatre.

Lord, Jim
First named on page: 76 

-  Name used by Entragian when he had kicked Marinville : 'Get up, on your feet, Lord Jim'.

Lord Satan
First named on page: 123 

-  The Devil. Mentioned by Entragian when asking David if he was thinking about God : 'Don't bother. Out here, God's country stops at Indian Springs and even Lord Satan don't step his cloven feet much north of Tonopah!'

Loving, Clayton
First named on page: 293 

-  The bar in the movie theatre was part of the Clayton Loving auction.

Lushan, Ch'an
First named on page: 413 

-  From Tsingtao, China. Escape the cavein in 1859 at the China Shaft. Younger brother of Shih Lushan. Was hung for bringing the mine down.

Lushan, Shih
First named on page: 413 

-  From Tsingtao, China. Escape the cavein in 1859 at the China Shaft. Older brother of Ch'an Lushan. Was shot.

Marcucci, Sylvia
First named on page: 251 

-  Spat on Cynthia Smith in 8th grade. Said she stole her boyfriend.

Marie Celeste
First named on page: 106 

- Mentioned by Steve Ames when Cynthia thought the Carver's RV was like the ship Andrea Doria. Steve corrected her:

"You mean the Marie Celeste. The Andrea Doria sank."

Mailer, Norman
First named on page: 53 

-  Harper's had once called John Marinville : 'The writer Norman Mailer always wanted to be.'

Marinville, Bronwyn
First named on page: 58 

-  Daughter of Terry and John Marinville. She still talked with John.

Marinville, John Edward
First named on page: 53 

-  A fifty-six-years old novel writer that was traveling across the country on his Harley-Davidson. He had won the National Book ward for his novel: "Delight". Had been married a lot of times.

Marinville, Terry
First named on page: 57 

-  First wife of John Marinville. Johnny married Terry when he was 25 and she was 21. They were married for almost twenty years and they had three children together. Terry never finished college. Mentioned when Mary and John was going into the Town Safety Office for guns, and Mary saw the dead girl on the coathangers. John was holding her and suddenly he wanted her. He thought : 'Terry was right all along, I am an asshole!'

Marlboro Man
First named on page: 14 

-  When Peter and Mary was pulled over by Entragian, Peter had a sense of familiarity : '- that they had been pulled over by the Marlboro Man.'

Martin, Reverend Gene
First named on page: 38 

-  Reverend who spoke to David Carver about God. Had given him a Bible. Husband of Stella Martin.

Martin, Stella
First named on page: 145 

-  Wife of Reverend Gene Martin.

Martinez, Pascal
First named on page: 433 

-  Blast crew boss for the Desperation Mining Corp.

McCarthy, Cormac
First named on page: 70 

-  Mentioned when Johnny and Entragian was talking about the cover for Johnny's new book. A cover of him and his motorcycle gazing west : '... a Cormac McCarthy kind of deal...'.

Milly's
First named on page: 484 

-  Ice Cream stand. Thought of by Johnny.

Moran, Flip
First named on page: 320 

-  Had plsyed pool with Billingsley in Bud's Suds. Entragian ran him over in his cruiser.

Moses
First named on page: 144 + 386 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by Reverend Martin when he told David about God : 'God refused Moses entry into Canaan because Moses had one single time claimed God's work as his own.'

MotoKops
First named on page: 107 

- Action-figures found in the Carver's RV by Cynthia Smith. Belonged to David Carver.

Neat, Mr.
First named on page: 183 

-  Steve Ames thought that Brad Josephson wasn't exatly Mr. Neat.

Neptune, King
First named on page: 186 

-  Mentioned when Steve and Cynthia found the aquarium in the Mining Corp.

Nickerson, Patty
First named on page: 372 

-  In the car accident with John Marinville and Sean Hutter. Was killed.

Oates, Joyce Carol
First named on page: 228 

-  Thought of when Marinville found the closet with the guns and eyeless dead woman sitting on the closet floor. He remembered a party in East Hampton, where he had gotten a blowjob by a woman sitting just like this dead woman : 'Spielberg had been there. Joyce Carol Oates, too.'

O'Brien, Tim
First named on page: 67 

-  Writer mentioned by Entragian when he had recognized Marinville and was talking about his book 'Song of the Hammer' : 'Song of the Hammer's the best book about Vietnam I ever read. Forget Tim O'Brien, Robert Stone...'.

Old Shep
First named on page: 152 

-  The dead shepherd-dog hanging from the welcome-to-town sign in Desperation. Mentioned when John Marinville came to town : ' - he saw buzzards below the carcass, one pulling Old Shep's tail, the other gnawing at one of his dangling feet.'

Onslo, Dick
First named on page: 273 

-  Friend of Tom Billingsley. Used to meet Tom, Lancaster and Kincaid in the old movie theatre.

Ortega, Tommy
First named on page: 315 

-  Owned a El Camino truck in Desperation.

Pearson, Dave
First named on page: 151 

-  Full time deputy in Desperation. Also on the town committee that approved the money for the new town cruiser.

Pharaoh
First named on page: 386 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by Reverend Martin in David's trance : 'And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream.'

Pickens, Slim
First named on page: 181 

-  The highest-paid rodeo clown in show business. Mentioned when Steve Ames opened the door to his truck and the wind snatched it out of his hand and banged the side of the truck. He wxpected to see a Slim Pickens-type to come running.

Pinette, Duffy
First named on page: 477 

-  In Vietnam with Marinville. Was in the picture David saw in Johnny's wallet, outside a sleazy bar called The Viet Cong Lookout.

Polly
First named on page: 249 

-  name given to the dead parrot in the shop Johnny was getting aspirin at.

Potiphar
First named on page: 487 

-  Name in the Bible. Mentioned by David telling Johnny how he came to believe in God.

Prim, Miss
First named on page: 98 

-  Cynthia Smith had a wide-eyed Miss Prim gaze, acording to Steve Ames.

Prudum, Joe
First named on page: 434 

-  Night watchman for Desperation Mining Corp. Killed by Ripton/Tak.

Rancourt, Billy
First named on page: 155 

-  Billy worked at the feed store and cut some hair in his spare time. Cuts the hair of Entragian. Heavy drinker. Was run over by Entragian - twice! Well, he wasn't dead the first time, so...!

Reed, James
First named on page: 165 

-  The fat Desperation Safety Officer. Sort of like the town Chief of Police. Died with pens sticking out of his eyes and a desk-plaque protruding from his mouth.

Rieper, ?
First named on page: 343 

-  Billingsley were thinking about the time when they had started talking of reopening the mine and he was told that there was a lady geologist living out at the old Rieper place. Young, single. Supposedly pretty.

Ripton, Cary
First named on page: 430 

-  The Rattlesnake operation pit-foreman that was the first victim of Tak.

Rivera, Miguel
First named on page: 437 

-  Works with Pascal Martinez.

Ross, Brian
First named on page: 44 

-  Friend of David Carver from back home. Was once healed after a horriffic car accident. David 'spoke' to God and Brian recovered. It was this accident that made David believe in God. Son of Debbie and Mark Ross.

Ross, Debbie
First named on page: 127 

-  Mother of Brian Ross. Wife of Mark Ross.

Ross, Mark
First named on page: 127 

-  Father of Brian Ross. Husband of Debbie Ross.

Rover
First named on page: 198 

-  Name used by Johnny Marinville to the coyote outside his cell, ripping his jacket : 'Come on, Rover, you can do better than that!!'

Sally
First named on page: 309 

-  Horse of Audry Wyler. Mentioned by Audrey telling her story : 'I had four days off, so I packed Sally up and headed north...'

Samson
First named on page: 49 

-  When Officer Friendly grasped the desk and pulled it against Mary, it was described as : 'The big cop spread his arms like Samson.'

Saul
First named on page: 489 

-  Name in the Bible.

Shoenstack, Evelyn
First named on page: 315 

-  Ran Desperation Cut 'n Curl and worked part-time in the library. 'Shot dead with her brains all over the sidewalk.' - Audrey said.

Smiley 
First named on page: 17 

- Smile, Mr. Deirdre's carkeys had a smile-face on them. She called the face Mr. Smiley-Smile. The smiley-face was her trademark.

Smith, Cynthia
First named on page: 95 

-  Skinny hitchhiker picked up by Steve Ames. Her hometown was Bakersfield. She worked as a counsellor at a shelter called 'Daughters and Sisters. Helped Steve in Desperation.

Smith, Mr.
First named on page: xx 

-  Father of Cynthia. Used to be a minister.

Soderson, Gary
First named on page: 4 

-  Friend of Peter and Mary Jackson. Husband of Marielle Soderson. Once told Peter that people from Utah call the town of Wendover BendOver!!

Soderson, Marielle
First named on page: 4 

-  Friend of Mary and Peter Jackson. Wife of Gary Soderson. She had once said that the desert was filled with weirdos. She just might have a point there...! (red.)

Styles, Cassandra
First named on page: 210 

-  A Motocop character. Cassie Styles was Pie's favorite MotoKop. Was on the shirt Pie was wearing. Mentioned when David saw his baby-sister, Pie, hanging from a coathook.

Swaggart, Jimmy
First named on page: 54 

-  John Marinville's voice was described as a rolling, trembling Jimmy Swaggart-voice.

Sweetheart, Melissa
First named on page: 38 

-  Kirsten Carver's favorite doll. It was this doll Peter Jackson saw on the road in front of the abandoned RV.

Symes, Allen
First named on page: 313 

-  Mining engineer and company Comptroller for Desperation Mining Corp.

Tak
First named on page: 331 

-  Ancient Evil. A God or Demon. Could see through the eyes of lesser creatures and controlled them with the language of the dead.

Tex
First named on page: 518 

-  Name used by Johnny when he told Steve to get David out of the mine shaft : 'The tour's over, Tex.'

Tommyknockers, The
First named on page: 337 

-  Troublemakers. Mentioned when Billingsley were telling about the China Pit cave-in : 'Some said it was because they made the Tommyknockers mad.'

Ti, Yuan
First named on page: 416 

-  A miner in the China Pit who had gone crazy and attacked the Lushan brothers. Was shot by Shih Lushan.

Timorov, Rachel
First named on page: 373 

-  Died in the car accident with John Marinville. Her skulle was split open.

Tosh, Peter
First named on page: 95 

-  A black guy with dreadlocks on the shirt Cynthia Smith was wearing. Steve once worked with Tosh.

Turner, Kirk
First named on page: 430 

-  Worked in the China Pit for Desperation Mining Corp. Crew boss.

Whalen's
First named on page: 201 

-  A shop in Austin. Mentioned on the radio.

Warner Brothers
First named on page: 279 

-  Mentioned when the woman from the laundrymat laughed hysterically, it sounded like a character from an old Warner Brothers cartoon.

Waslewski, Dr. ?
First named on page: 141 

-  Neurologist at the hospital Brian Ross was in. He was the one that was called when Brian woke up. Polack. He called Brian 'a clinical miracle'.

Wintergreen, (Twins)
First named on page: 405 

-  Mentioned when David was back from his dream. Cynthia was asking who Tak was and Johnny said : 'One of the Wintergreen Twins. The other one is Tik.'

Wolfe, Tok
First named on page: 54 

-  Had once laughed at John Marinville's Jimmy Swaggart-voice.

Worrell, Hugh
First named on page: 318 

-  Father of Wendy, owner of Worrell's grocery-store. Shot in the head by Entragian.

Worrell, Mert
First named on page: 318 

-  Son of Hugh.

Worrell, Mrs. ?
First named on page: 318 

-  Wife of Hugh. Entragian cut her throat.

Worrell, Wendy
First named on page: 318 

-  Daughter of Hugh. Died in Desperation. Lying dead at the cash register in Worrell's grocery store.

Wrightson, Bernie
First named on page: 69 

- Entragian's chin was described as:

'... it was the chin of a Bernie Wrightson comic book hero, square and cleft,...'.

Wyler, Audrey
First named on page: 283 

-  The woman from the laundrymat. Dark hair. A consulting geologist for Diablo Mining.

Yeoman, Curt
First named on page: 441 

-  Worked for the telephone company. Six-feet-seven, the tallest man in Desperation. There was a clothes-shop in town that ordered special sizes for Yeoman. Tak stole some of those clothes to wear when he took-over Entragian.

Yoda
First named on page: 73 

Star Wars-character. Mentioned when John Marinville was starting to get suspecious about the cop (Entragian):

'He didn´t like that weird Yoda shit with the coyote much either.'.

Zappa, Frank
First named on page: 55 

- Rock-musician. John Marinville was thinking about his prostate and how afraid he was going to the doctor:

'... he was afraid that the doctor might find a prostate that was as black as a decayed pumpkin and as cancerous as...as Frank Zappa's had been.'


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