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Mind you, Dexter's the good guy in this story.
Adopted at the age of four after an unnamed tragedy left him orphaned, Dexter's learned, with help from his pragmatic policeman father, to channel his "gift," killing only those who deal in death themselves. But when a new serial killer starts working in Miami, staging elaborately grisly scenes that are, to Dexter, an obvious attempt at communication from one monster to another, the eponymous protagonist finds himself at a loss. Should he help his policewoman sister Deborah earn a promotion to the Homicide desk by finding the fiend? Or should he locate this new killer himself, so he can express his admiration for the other's "art?" Or is it possible that psycho Dexter himself, admittedly not the most balanced of fellows, is finally going completely insane and committing these messy crimes himself?
Despite his penchant for vivisection, it's hard not to like Dexter as his coldly logical personality struggles to emulate emotions he doesn't feel and to keep up his appearance as a caring, unremarkable human being. Breakout author Jeff Lindsay's plot is tense and absorbing, but it's the voice of Dexter and his reactions to the other characters that will keep readers glued to Darkly Dreaming Dexter, as well as making it one of the most original and highly recommended serial killer stories in a long time. --Benjamin Reese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Look up Jeff Lindsay's other Dexter books as well.
I also feel he goes into detail a bit too much at times (often repeating himself) and seems to be done just to lengthen the book.
I had watched a couple of the Dexter tv shows and thought the book series has to be fantastic......and the first one is!!!
I guess it would have been better if I hadn't watched the show first. The Dexter in the book is a bit disappointing.Published 10 days ago by Katie Rose Alchin
Not a great read. I had hopes as the TV show was great. Better research and a better editor would have helped a lot.Published 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
Okay for a quick read but the TV series definitely made for more interesting entertainment. Dexter is definitely a different serial killer, though.Published 16 days ago by Jan
Heart pounding page-turner. A true thriller, with wit and a unique style. I finished it in three sittings, in spite of the need to eat or sleep. Great book.Published 17 days ago by Al
Interesting book for sure. It has a ton of similarities and differences to the show. If you're expecting to read the exact show, you will be disappointed. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kyle Guensler
Well that was certainly interesting! It certainly appealed to the psychologist in me. It is dark and disturbing and sometimes that is just what I'm looking for in a book.Published 23 days ago by Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews