- Series: Dexter
- Audio CD: 11 pages
- Publisher: Recorded Books (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781428156630
- ISBN-13: 978-1428156630
- ASIN: 1428156631
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.6 x 5.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 409 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,187,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not much later in the novel we found out these demons can sense each other and they're secretly at war or something like that (which makes almost no sense). I kept reading the book thinking at some point there would be a rational explanation for all this stupidity. I was sorta hoping Dexter was going insane and these were all his delusions... they aren't.
So instead of being psychological crime thrillers, I guess the Dexter novels are paranormal adventures?
Now look - I like high fantasy novels, and I even like books that mix fantasy with reality, like The Green Mile. But, this is so absurd and out-of-the-blue it made no sense. For 2 books we established a real world in which a damaged Dexter tried to contain his urges. Now, we find out he's being driven by some demon and he can telepathetically communication with other possessed individuals and his damaged step-child (who can also now sense his "shadow").
Seriously, it is that bad. There are whole sections dedicated to these demons floating around humanity, etc. It's so mind numbingly bad, I can't believe it's from the same guy who wrote the first book.
Lindsay's writing is slick, sardonic, and imaginative. Dexter expresses thoughts and feelings we might only utter under our breath. So Bravo Jeff Lindsay! I applaud you for taking the risk in exposing the less than savory, emasculated side of Dexter: as all men, even serial killers, can feel that way at some point. Frankly, I am tired of superheroes. Lindsay has given the world an imperfect monster we can all love, despair for, and cheer for. Dexter gives us hope in that we might all understand and connect with our shadow.
I just didn't find the premise of possession (demonic or otherwise) all that interesting. In fact, I'd rather think that our beloved Dexter is just psychotic. I don't need some sort of bizarre explanation for why he does what he does.
Anyway the fact that this one aspect of the Dexterverse is not appealing won't stop me from reading book four!