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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!!!
I've bought a few books from this place. Very affordable and little to not wear and tear.Published 3 days ago by Spencer
I've never seen the Dexter television show and have no desire to do so, but I thought I'd have a go at one of the books. Somewhat to my surprise, I rather liked it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by C. Brown
Pick it up and you'll have trouble putting it down while a very unstable and kinda crazy character drags you into his madness. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ana Pimentel
great read as good as the show but with great little differences and insights hope part two is just as good!!!!Published 1 month ago by Daniel Freer
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 1 month ago by Gloria B. Howard