Gabriel’s World Book Recaps–Satellites to to the Stories

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Welcome to the Recap page, an extra for readers and fans of Gabriel’s World. For those who like “recaps” of your favorite TV show episodes–and I do too–I’m bringing the best of both worlds. This isn’t just chapter summaries, but what I call Satellites: recaps with commentary and other extras. Of course, Spoiler Alert as the recaps will go into the plot and characters in-depth. I’m not describing the chapter in every detail, but this is meant for the reader who is reading or re-reading the books. I would have loved such recaps from Rex Stout on his Nero Wolfe novels, or Stieg Larsson on his Millennium Trilogy. So I hope you enjoy!

The Recaps/Satellites Format includes:

  • Info about the framing devices;
  • What happens in the chapters;
  • Between the Pages–my comments on the story and character elements;
  • Beyond the Pages–info, resources, trivia, and whatnot connected to the books or concepts in the books;
  • Questions for Readers–an interactive part; something to think about, and please feel free to comment with your response to the questions and discuss them;
  • Playlists for the chapters–the music that’s in my mind and acts as the soundtrack; I have embedded videos where possible. Read the chapters again with the music…
  • Extras–these will be photos and images, but also deleted scenes or extra stories, kind of like the extras on a movie one purchases. I’ll also occasionally add new writing–this would be an addition to a scene, a passage from the perspective of another character, or what’s going on inside someone’s head.

Based on the format of the Satellites, this page and the posts are edited on a regular basis both to update and improve the extras, and to correct things where needed. As of the date at the bottom of the page, not all recaps are fully re-edited to the Satellite format, so come back and check them out and see what’s new. Feel free to start a discussion on any recap at any time.

The Hanged Man

Chapters One, Two, and Three 
Chapters Four, Five, Six 

Chapters Seven, Eight, Nine
Chapters Ten, Eleven, Twelve

Chapters Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen
Chapters Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen
Chapters Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One
Chapters Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four
Chapters Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven

Chapters Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Nine, Thirty
Chapters Thirty-One, Thirty-Two, Thirty-Three

Two-Faced Woman

Prelude, Chapter One, Two
Chapter Three, Four, Five
Chapter Six, Seven, Eight
Chapter Nine, Ten, Eleven
Chapter Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Coda

The Book of Joel

Prelude, Chapter One, Origin Story 
Chapter Two, Three, Four

Meese, Chapter Five, Six
Grace, Chapter Seven, Eight
Jennah, Chapter Nine, Ten
Angela, Chapter Eleven, Ty & Dean
Chapter Twelve, Thirteen, Sam & Laura
Chapter Fourteen, Coming Back, Chapter Fifteen
Denouement, Coda

Dead For Now

Prelude, Chapter One, Two
Chapter Three, Four, Five
Chapter Six, Seven, Eight
Chapter Nine, Ten, Eleven
Chapter Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen, Nineteen, Denouement

Hard Core (Soon to Come)


This page updated 8/4/2017

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