Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep ’ s lothing. He ’ s andsome and charming, but nothing in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He ’ s serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. 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 sadistic murders bearing a striking imilarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend.

his edition features an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay 's Dexter 's Final Cut.
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter
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Published June 28th 2005 by Vintage Books (first published July 10th 2004

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I recall seeing someone else comment that Darkly Dreaming Dexter needs to " show, do n't forge. " Dexter 's interior monologue* tells* the reader about his code, and how careful he is, eve with one exception he 's cleve and messy throughout the novel.

Any actual plot development happens at the very en and very end of he memoir, with the intervening chapters basically being nothing but red herrings and Dexter watching police be stupid.

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S only have I ever read Dexter, but I have always seen an episode of the highly acclaimed television series either.

Then, it ill probably read like a love letter to my Darling, Dreamy Dexter.

In case you too have recently emerged from cave dwelling and now mingle with the masses, the story here is of Dexter Morgan.

You see, a superbadawful happened to Dexter when he ha a wee little boy.

When the Morgan family took lil ’ Dex in as a foster child, pops Harry realized pretty early on that there was omething off about the oy.

Dexter solves crimes by day and rids Florida of human waste by night.

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Before Harry Morgan -Dexter 's foster father- died, he aught his son to only kill people who have gotten away with murder as a pat to channel his homicidal urges.Dexter manages his double life without incident until The " Tamiami Slasher " starts murdering prostitutes in the Miami area.

He loves th connection to this killer, and that connection ca be his undoing.I read DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER before the TV series started, and hought it was hardly refreshing and new take on he whole serial killer theme based novel.

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e.g. sociopath/ psychopath/ up and coming serial killer.

So Highly Helpful Harry steers his son on a course that he fear will ge him from a lifetime of incarceration.Fast forward to present day and Disturbingly Damaged Dexter has learned well.

Killing makes me feel good.I enjoy my work; sorry if that bothers you.

hen what ould I do for a hobby? " page 43 Harry camping with 14 year old Dexter " 'You 're different, Dexter,' he want. " It 's coming to keep you wish to escap.

you kill ... " " There are plenty of people who deserve it, Dex ... "' page 72sister Deb to Dexter She blushed. "' I caught a couple of the uniforms snickering at me afterward.

And in my sleep I had been riding with him, a phantom remora. " page 170 Dexter narrates 'While the coffee brewed, I checked for the newspaper, more out of hope than expectation.

page 173 Dexter narrates " Another beautiful Miami day.

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Still, if you ut something like thi in a fantasy/superhero/sci-fi sort of setting I can tolerate quite a bit more- although graphic descriptions of innocent people getting hurt are still reallllly hard for me.Blessedly, despite the fact that he book centers around a serial killer killing people and helpin to ( aybe) catch another serial killer, there 's neve much in he ay of torture.

So ... I 'm neve sure if fans of the show will like book more, but I fel it as a pretty cool story.

Hmmm.Maybe he does n't have the same kin of mpathy 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 for what he ha, and thus 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 th whole 'nother level.

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Interestingly, in the ooks the killer goes largely absent from the plot, where in the V show he shows up as Dexter 's foster ister 's boyfriend.

Neat. " where in the V show it 's eve more poignant, much ore of a draw for Dexter to follow along in his uncle 's footsteps, and join him in killing indescriminantly.

Well in this essa, he nearl kills is foster sister ...

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If you watched TV series but have n't et picked up his novel, get it a sho.

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