Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay

From the cover: Dexter Morgan isn’t exactly the kind of man you’d bring home to your mum. At heart, he’s the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can’t stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he’s killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he’s not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys. However, Dexter’s well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to ‘come out and play’…

Dexter, a novel about a serial killer and the catching of the serial killer isn’t interesting at all. It’s all about Dexter, and Dexter alone. So if you like to read a book about the murders that are committed by a serial killer, do they find out who did it, yes they do and the killer gets caught. Try another book. If you like to read about the charming Dexter – a man with no emotions at all – and the way he tries to survive in the normal world. This is your book. I did enjoy reading the book, it’s quite entertaining. After I’d watched the tv-series I was curious how the book would be. I can tell you, it’s not the same. The story is different and Dexter as well. In the book he has got no emotions at all. In the tv-series Dexter claims to have no emotions but it’s hard to believe. But it’s fun reading. On a holiday for instance, in the sun, not to difficult. Three stars.

If you like watching the tv-series, here you can find the official Dexter-website. And googling the internet, this came up, a website that compares the books and the series. Enjoy!


2 Reacties to “Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay”

  1. Kath Says:

    I really love the TV series so I’m not sure I’d want to cloud that by introducing a book that is quite different from it, to be honest. At least, not while I’m bang splat (no pun intended) in the middle of watching it on DVD. Perhaps later on. Thanks for the review though, it’s good to know what’s out there!

  2. Gnoe Says:

    I looooooove Dexter! 🙂 Will definitely try the book sometime (but will give it as a present to my Dexter-loving cousin first 😉 I’m bookmarking the website, thanks for the link!

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