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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.
Not nearly as good as the show, I certainly would not invest in the rest of the series. Beach trash book.Published 4 days ago by Tom Cloud
Didn't quite know what to expect but after hearing so much about the TV series I had to give it a try- can't wait to start the next book!Published 5 days ago by Jane Susan Andraka
I loved the show so it was cool to read what it was based in. I'm glad it was a little different.Published 12 days ago by Gwen Winsor
This book is very mediocre. It isn't anywhere near as good as the show. This book is supposed to represent season 1 but about 90% of it is skipped. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Anthony
I love the tv series and this is another great way to enjoy Dexter and Deb. It's a little different than the first season plus Dexter is more crazy and kind of poetic in the books. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Incredible last episode of "DEXTER" the serial killer from Showtime! Outstanding Acting and Story incredibly well done despite the subject matter!Published 17 days ago by Skip Gibson
Considerably different from the TV show, yet still wonderful. The characters such as deb, soaked, and Masuka are not as big in the book as in the TV show.Published 19 days ago by JP Francoeur
I loved the TV show and the books go deeper into the characters. I enjoyed reading this book.Published 23 days ago by kimberly