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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.
Very funny gives is great ideas.Made me wet my pants laughing like when he dug up the kids... Too much!Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book was a great outline for the show but has very weak writing compared to the show's. Don't waste your time reading it even if you are a die-hard Showtime Dexter fan!Published 7 days ago by Bookmarked055
This series is amazing. So much deeper and in depth than the series. The series does a good job, nut if you like the show, you have got to read this series. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Robert B. Heflin
I love the show Dexter. I love the books Dexter. I love Dexter!!!!Published 13 days ago by spunkiekat
Dexter is my all time favorite show, and this first book lined up pretty well to season 1. I've heard that the other books are a little different from the other seasons, so I'm... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kristen Ladd