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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!!!
That was great I'm very happy I bought this book I could not put it down and that's is hard for me to say about a book.Published 6 days ago by Hunter Andrade
I can see what the TV series says "BASED on characters" from this book. I watched the series first and the book was really nothing like it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kanashiitaka
I gave this book five stars because after watching all the episodes of Dexter due the recommendation of radbrad which is props to you I like this book because due to the storyline... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think I liked the first season of the television series better, oops. I love Dexter Morgan, though. He will always be one of my favorite characters. On to the second book! :)Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really great read after watching the television series. I wished I had read this first. I was on the edge of my set near the end.Published 12 days ago by Matthew D. Forrest
Very suspenseful, intriguing and inviting. This has been a fun read and refreshing after swing the show. Much more exciting and entertaining. EnjoyPublished 16 days ago by Reader
It was definitely a Good book read
Was a fan of the show and wanted to see the differences I could spend another 10$