Thursday, November 26, 2009

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Series: Dexter
Publisher: Doubleday
Category: Adult Mystery/Suspense
288 pages

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing... a monster who cringes at the sight of blood... a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likable: HE ONLY KILLS BAD PEOPLE.

Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to Mom. Though he's playful and has a wonderfully ironic sense of humor, Dexter's one character flaw (his proclivity for murder) can be off-putting. But at heart Dexter is the perfect gentleman, supportive of his sister, Deb, a Miami cop, and interested only in doing away with people who really deserve his special visit. Dex is quite good-looking but totally indifferent to (and, frankly, a bit puzzled by) the attention paid to him by women. Despite the fact that he cant' stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-splatter analyst for the Mmiami police department, a job that allows him to keep tabs on the latest crimes and keep an eye open for his next quarry.

Dexter's well-organized life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Dex is intrigued, even delighted, by the fact that the other killer appears to have a style reminiscent of his own. Yet he can't help but feel that the mysterious new arrival is not merely invading his turf but reaching out to him as well. This new killer seems to be doing more tha copying Dexter—he seems to be saying, "Come out and play." Dexter's secret life makes for a lonely existence... even a lovable monster can be intrigued by the prospect of finding a friend.

When my mom and I changed satellite companies we got Showtime and HBO for three months free of charge. Since then I've became hooked on Dexter and TrueBlood (more on that addiction later). Much to my delight both series are based on books. So I picked up Darkly Dreaming Dexter. This book was delicious.

The book is told through Dexter's point of view. That makes it insanely interesting to read since he is a serial killer. His voice is so earnest and truthful. He kept me interested and even I after finishing the book I want more. I won't even touch on the other characters since they weren't important to me.

Man, I'm out of practice writing reviews. Although, I really don't know how much more I can say about how amazing this book is.



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