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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!!!
If you're hooked on Dexter the Showtime series anti-hero, don't read this. It's not at all - o.k. maybe slightly - like him. That's about all I can say.Published 11 days ago by RondoCelt
Whether he be literary or on showtime!! Absolutely loved this book and all the plot twists that were not on the show!! Go ahead and read it! Absolutely worth the 10 bucks 😂Published 13 days ago by Samantha Dawson
This was one of those times when I can say I liked the show better than the book...but that's not really fair to the book. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Claudette Melanson
Was concerned after seeing the series, but the books are nearly a different entity altogether. Good read.Published 17 days ago by Chris
I am a big fan of the series, the book is a bit different but I like the insight of the character.Published 20 days ago by James M.
The story kept me on edge and I could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer