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Dexter's Final Cut: Dexter Morgan (7) [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Lindsay
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit.

Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.

Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.

Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1643 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409144909
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (September 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dexter's Disappointment September 30, 2013
By itsmeLB
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After waiting a few months for this book to swoop in and wrap up what has otherwise been a thoroughly cringe-inducing and fantastic suspense series, this fell completely flat. What I've loved about the Dexter books, in particular over the Showtime series, is that the character remains unemotional yet steady in his resolve to hide his character. His inner soliloquies are peppered with deadpan fare about what's "right" and what's morally ambiguous in his universe, but he projects such a relatable and human exterior to everyone around him (aside from Doakes, of course).

In Dexter's Final Cut, Dexter becomes a whining, self-indulgent anti-hero who does not go through a ritual kill and instead moons after a movie star because she's not as old (or at least, old-looking) as Rita. The plot is predictable, and there are multiple story lines opened without a close (why do Jackie and Robert hate each other that much? What is the point of Renny's shadow? What happened to Cody and Lily Ann? Where did Doakes go?). All in all, I enjoyed the book enough to finish it, but it's not something I'll probably read again.
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40 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Deaf, Dumb, Dexter August 25, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
For those of you who are meeting Dexter for the first time expecting the book to follow the Showtime show you will be sorely disappointed, and those of you who know Dexter intimately through the novels will even be more disappointed. I loved the first few books, however after the "Dark Passenger" met a vampire (my memory is a little foggy to which novel this took place) I dropped the novels until this one was offered through Vine.

I enjoyed the book with some caveats and one major flaw. Dexter shows a wanderlust that cripples his other abilities which makes no sense. Dexter and Debra are assigned to be technical advisers to a crime drama set in Miami and when a killer shows up stalking the female lead, Dexter is assigned to be her bodyguard and perhaps a bit more. The writing will be familiar and somewhat satisfying as he goes about his ritual of stalking the killer, yet the interaction between his charge and he leaves him outside of his comfort zone, dumbing down his senses to the point that the reader will shake the book in fury trying to wake up their favorite character into action instead of idle thinking.

Cody, Astor, and Rita make appearances throughout the book annoying Dexter and this reader to the point where I wished Dexter would just kill all three of them to silence their whining. There is only so much a reader can take of the same message delivered 75 different ways.

The end of this book left me angry as the implausibility of the events that takes place ruins the entire reading experience. When you get to the last 20 pages it invalidates the whole novel as Lindsay's editor whispered in his ear to wrap it up and dump the other pages in the Atlantic. I can guarantee any true fan of Dexter will marvel at the disgust they will feel upon putting the book down. If there is another book forthcoming I will be skipping it as the best was written 10 years ago and the magic hasn't been recaptured since.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't see it coming! October 14, 2013
The ending was terrible! I was dumfounded. How can you do this to your readers! I've read every Dexter book and thought they were all excellent. I had the rug pulled from under my feet. Total shocker!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Major disappointment September 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had so looked forward to this latest installment and was quite disappointed. Where to begin? The author laboriously describes in minutiae Dexter's thoughts and "feelings". The plot is weak and the finale improbable. A very disappointing ending to an otherwise captivating series.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Dexter Dumbs Down September 5, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
What has happened to our loveable original Dexter? He was a man who would pride himself on enforcing a personal code that brought slippery villains to his own brand of justice. What would have previously been presented as a calculated and clandestine hunt has turned into a pedestrian murder, one that could easily be mistaken as an accident. There is no detailed vivisection nor witty taunting of the evil predator as he is taken to task for his actions and earns his eventual terminal reward. In this edition Dexter has turned into a detective and bodyguard. Unfortunately he is not very adept at either job.

What we have here is a bored family man who realizes that there is more to life than what he has settled for. Dexter somehow morphs into a (somewhat) normal human male who becomes emotionally and sexually involved with a glamorous movie star. Good heavens! How could this happen? Who wouldn't be absolutely "over the rainbow" happy with such a lovely family? Rita the Rattled. Angry and Annoying Astor. Cold and Calculating Cody. And the Lovely Lilly Anne. And let's not forget the Dark Passsenger, a singular character who appears to be napping through most of this story.

The most interesting aspect of this new installment is the skillful handling of the maturing 11 year old Astor who is entering puberty while also nurturing her own Dark Passenger. It is hard enough for a preteen to enter her major formative years without also having to adjust to the growth and blossoming of a deadly presence within her. This appears to be just a taste of what is to come. Bring it!

Let's hope that Dumb Disillusioned Dexter returns to his original devious and dangerous self. He is loveable in his own curious way but is way out of character in this iteration.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate it
Characters acting out of character - false leads and a Shitty ending that doesn't resolve anything.
Published 13 hours ago by Sam
4.0 out of 5 stars What?????
The ending was even more disappointing than the TV series. It wasn't the best book of the series, but it was was an ok story
Published 2 days ago by jenifer renee hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars Won't convert any new fans
“Dexter's Final Cut” has some sharp, funny writing but a plot that seems tired from the get-go. Dexter and his sister Deborah are assigned to demonstrate their skills to visiting... Read more
Published 2 days ago by brass cannon
2.0 out of 5 stars Dexter disappoints denizens by the dozen
This book doesn't fit the series very well. It seems to be inspired by the show...but it's not as entertaining. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Brenda Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars DEXTER
This story line is short on plot and extremely long on the main character's introspection and needless information on filming a television pilot.
Published 6 days ago by Robert Jordan
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing the Dexter from the first six novels
My love for the Dexter television series is eclipsed only by my love for the Dexter series of books by Jeff Lindsay, on which the tv series is based. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Elise Abram
4.0 out of 5 stars Wanting More
Loved this installment of the Dexter series. It had a fun and different setting. I didn't particularly care for the romance, which frankly seemed a bit out of character for Dexter,... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Cara Cane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Five stars. I always wondered how Lindsay would have him caught.
Published 25 days ago by Melinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you've come to expect from a Dexter book!
Not sure if this is supposed to be the last in the series, but I hope not! It helps to have read the others just so the characters' timelines are clear, but it's definitely not... Read more
Published 1 month ago by callibug9
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm
Overall I liked the book, although some of the "twists" felt too obvious. Of course, that may just be to play up the fact that Dexter doesn't think like the average person. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mike A. Zehring
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JEFF LINDSAY is the author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter. He lives in Florida with his wife and children.

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