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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has dexteg him abide by a different set of rules.

He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened—of himself or some other fiend.

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Hi all — just finished watching the series over the course of a year plus. I am curious to see about the differences between the show and series, that being said as I consider reading them, I remember the first season pretty well. Thus, would I need to read the first book or could I go to jefc second? I don’t mind any spoilers that would come from the first book in an answer.

John There are enough differences between the first season and the first book, especially in the ending, that it would probably be worth reading it from …more There are enough differences between the first season and the first book, especially in the ending, that it would probably be worth reading it from the beginning less.

Gothalo The book was published in See all 13 questions about Darkly Dreaming Dexter…. Lists with This Byy. May 02, Daniel rated it did not like it. Like so many others, I loved the Showtime series and wanted to check out the original source material.

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I was very disappointed indeed. Since a lot of other people seem to have liked it, it may just be a matter of taste, but Which makes him a genius. I recall seeing someone else comment that Darkly Dreaming Dexter needs to “show, don’t tell. I found the authorial voice to not be “darkly humorous,” but frequently silly and always snidely sarcastic. The interior monologue harps constantly on the same few themes, especially his lack of emotions and the crippling stupidity of every living being in Miami.

It quite fails to function as a mystery; at no time does anyone successfully piece together evidence or clues to get closer to catching the offscreen serial killer the book focuses on. The obvious exception is when Dexter the genius follows psychic visions and prophetic dreams “intuition,” presumably to where the killer predicts they will meet. Any actual plot development happens at the very beginning and very end of lndsay book, with the intervening chapters basically being nothing but red herrings and Dexter watching police be stupid.


At one point Dexter’s sister Deb, a police officer, comes to a correct conclusion before Dexter. He immediately tells her that she is right “for all the wrong reasons,” which is blatantly untrue deexter presumably only there to make him sound smarter. While I had a pretty good idea of how the end would turn out, having seen the first two seasons of the TV series, I was shocked at how little foreshadowing or fanfare there was of the big revelations.

The deus ex machina leads Dexter to where he needs to go, things happen in a hurry, book ends with an epilogue — half of which is written to be super-vague so dexher to build suspense about which characters lived or died. For a moment, having finished, I was curious enough about the development of the only potentially interesting plot thread at the end of the book to consider reading the second.

I think I’ll just find a synopsis linvsay the web to see if it’s developed at all in future books. On reflection, I am very impressed with the television show’s producers’ ability to pick out the nuggets of greatness buried in the book and make something so wonderful out of them.

View all 26 comments. An economical, almost skeleton series introduction: View all 10 comments. Hellishly Haunted Harry knew early on that his young son had a personality disorder.

With that in mind, Hollow Headed Harry figures if child rearing has given him a lemon So Highly Helpful Harry steers his son on a dreamint that he hopes will keep him from a rexter of incarceration. Fast forward to present day and Disturbingly Damaged Dexter has learned well. The legend is born. I always did, after. Killing makes me feel good. I enjoy my work; sorry if that bothers you.

Oh, very sorry, really. But there it is. And it’s not just any killing, of course. It has to be done the right way, at the right time, with the right partner – very complicated, but very necessary. I had developed hunches before. I had a small reputation for it. My hunches were often quite good. And why shouldn’t they be? I often know how the killers are thinking. I think the same way.

It wouldn’t look good if I was always right. And I didn’t want the cops to catch every serial killer out there. Then what would I do for a hobby? And you can’t help that.

Choose-” his words come so carefully now, “-choose what There’s a joke going around, and I’m it. Somewhere not so far away he was searching for his next victim, sliding through the city like a shark around the reef.

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I could almost hear the duct tape. He was out there, feeding his Dark Passenger, and it was talking to mine. And in my sleep I had been riding with him, a phantom remora.

It was rare for the paper to arrive before six-thirty, and on Sundays it often came after eight. Ddreaming was another clear example of the disintegration of society that had so worried Harry. Mutilated corpses with a chance of afternoon showers. I got dressed and went to work. I’m coming at this from an entirely different angle than most of my friends because I’ve never seen the tv show GASP! So, I have nothing to compare the book to Having said that, I only read this because I’d heard about the show and how faboo it supposedly was.


Admittedly, I shy away from stuff Ok, well. Blessedly, despite the fact that the book centers around a serial killer killing people and dreamng to maybe catch another serial killer, there’s not much in the way of torture. I’m not sure if fans of the show will like the book more, but I thought it was a pretty cool story. Dexter has an interesting voice, and I love the idea that even if you’re that damaged and broken, you can still choose to be the best version of yourself.

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 drraming his choices on what his foster father would have wanted him to do, because the thought of disappointing Harry is somehow upsetting to him.

Maybe he doesn’t have the same sort of empathy that most people have, but his odd version of a moral code and the reasons behind it make me think he does have more of a capacity to feel than he believes. I also liked the way his foster father saw him dreaimng what he was, drdaming instead of giving up on him, saw the potential for him to carve out a gruesome niche for himself as a good ish guy.

Nature vs Nurture has always been an interesting debate but this story takes it to a whole ‘nother level. Ok, the fact that this was a pretty short book was a huge bonus for me. I’m not sure I would have liked riding along in Dex’s head for another pages. Because even if he was a pretty funny narrator? That Dark Passenger was a bit too much for me to take in large quantities.

In the end, I’d say this is a pretty good story, and it’s told with such an interesting protagonist that I enjoyed myself quite a bit more than I would have if he’d just been your run of the mill regular character. But at the end of the day, this isn’t my genre of choice so I don’t know if I’ll continue with the series. If I do, I’ll probably have to take breaks and read several fluffy romance novels in between to clear my psyche of all the dead bodies View all 27 comments.

View all 6 comments. Find all of my reviews at: Not only have I never read Dexterbut I have never seen an episode of the highly acclaimed television series either.