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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.
I'm a big fan of the TV series, so my opinion may be a bit biased. Still, the book paints a more internalized picture of Dexter Morgan, something that the TV show wasn't quite able... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Joe
A mystery within a mystery. A sick approach. Deleted from my kindle.Published 8 days ago by Susan Underwood
I originally got this book because I was a fan of the show based off the books. I was disappointed with the beginning because it was almost indistinguishable from the show, but... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kirsta M. Reisinger
Delightfully macabre tale approaching the humor and excitement of Donald Westlake's "Get Shorty". Aversion to spilled blood is a calming counterpoint to the plot.Published 10 days ago by Winnie
Solid read. If you liked the show then you'll like the book. It was different enough from the show to feel freshPublished 17 days ago by cameron tardif
This is a dip into the mind of killer with standards. If you enjoy the tv series, you will enjoy the book. Macabre as good as it gets!Published 19 days ago by Purplespa
I watched most of the Dexter seasons when I had Showtime. I knew what to expect. Sort of. This story was stretched out into about 12 episodes. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jones