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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.
If anyone watched Dexter on Showtime, this would be the book for you. I loved the Showtime series, and reading the book was very much like the Showtime series. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Gloria B. Howard
This gave me mixed feeling because you are rooting for a serial killer and connect with his reasoning. I want to continue reading the series.Published 5 days ago by CTAYLOR
As dark, funny, cbilling as anything I have read in years. In my own book 'Sometimes the Gods Sleep" I tried to use the darkly comic to a higher purpose. An amazing bookPublished 7 days ago by Bob Harris
It's really nice reading for anyone who got so addicted to the TV series that got a little sad when all ended last year. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hugo Cals L. Almeida
I did not like this book. It's a great story idea....Miami serial killer working for city forensics while dealing vigilante "justice" to other serial killers. Read morePublished 13 days ago by wooster
I never put spoilers in my reviews.
Aside from the fantastic storyline that holds one as captive as Dexter's duct tape, the wordsmithing (simply no other term fits, although... Read more
LOVE this book! But don't read if you've watched the series! It gets confusing that way!Published 19 days ago by Amanda Lewis
If this was in real life he would have been caught 100x over theres so many traces that he left and the tv show didn’t point out because to go over every trace that murderer will... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Elmer B.