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Especially the part the title alludes to, because He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: At first, I loved xexter. Flashbacks reveal that his foster father, an esteemed police detective named Harry Morganrecognized early on that Dexter was a violent sociopath with an innate need to kill, and taught him how to kill people who had gotten away with murder as a way to channel his homicidal urges in a “positive” direction.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay

This book is really an introduction to Dexter, his life, and his ways. But you can channel it. For audio listeners, the audio version of this was well done. Deborah renamed Debra in the series is lean and athletic—and she smokes in the first season, a habit lindday does not have in the novel.

Two weeks for a pages book! I have NOT seen the show. Dexter never suspected that he was the Ice Truck Killer.

The obvious exception is when Dexter the genius follows psychic visions and prophetic dreams “intuition,” presumably to where the killer predicts they will meet. I’m a bit hazy on the ending of this book. So Dexter is a serial killer who hunts serial killers.

Deborah is described as voluptuous, with a centerfold’s body. In fact, the book story itself gets three stars, while the narration gets five. And if her uncertain, limping tone of voice, unlike any I had ever heard her use before, was a surprise, imagine how astonished I was by her costume. No, I do my job to make order out of chaos. James Doakes is a police Sergeant in Miami Metro’s Homicide Division who follows Dexter to the location where his mother’s murder took place and proceeds to fight him.


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He is antagonistic towards Dexter. When Dexter was still young Harry noticed signs that he may be troubled but felt that he was a good kid nonetheless. But all his life, Dexter has followed the rules set down by his cop dakrly father who knew of Dexter’s proclivitiesto indulge his dextef only by slaying other serial killers. Because even if he was a pretty funny narrator? I wanted him to be like “Fine, figure it out yourself, bitch.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Throughout the entire book, Dexter talks about how he is missing that thing that allows the rest of us to feel emotions, but oddly enough, he bases most of his choices on what his foster father would have wanted him to do, because the thought of disappointing Harry is somehow upsetting to him.

I’m not sure if fans of the show will like the book more, but I thought it was a pretty cool story. Spoilers below, so don’t continue reading if you don’t want to know what happens! I haven’t read the two newest books, Double Dexter and Dexter’s Final Cutand I haven’t listened to the audio books at all.

You really get inside Dexter’s head in the book since it is entirely told from his perspective with his mental commentary splashed throughout. Yet he’s ambivalent – he so admires this killer’s work, does he really want to see it end?

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He lives in South Florida, with his family. He tries to convince Dexter to help kill Debra with him, which Dexter refuses to do. Discover what to read next. I have also, at times, been forced to read a James Patterson or John Grisham for lack of any other reading materials. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dexter Morgan is a serial killer of a far different variety.

Somewhere not so far away he was searching for his next victim, sliding through the city like a shark around the reef. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? This is going to be a short review. The next thing that bugged me was Dexter’s relationship with his foster-sister Deborah.

I liked the angle and Dexter’s story but I think it could have been told much better. Rita’s kids have a dark past and are only briefly mentioned. Gothalo Darklg book was published in His “Dark Passenger” is very evil in tone and his urge to kill isn’t very powerful; he kills only two victims throughout the book plus a third in a flashback.

And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness.