Darkly Dreaming Dexter; Jeff Lindsay

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After watching the TV series and absolutely falling in love with the Dexter world, I couldn’t wait to delve into the book series it all started with.  For anyone who hasn’t seen the TV series and wishes to do so, this may contain Spoilers!

[The Plot]: Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a 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 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.

As I have already said, I read this book as a result of loving the TV series and after reading just the first book, I think I may prefer it to the TV series.

As any book that is turned into a TV series or film, there are always going to be differences, whether they be subtle or huge scenes they simply can’t fit into a film.  Something that doesn’t often happen though, is the TV series actually embellishing and adding a whole side plot to the original story.  In the episode of the TV series based on the first book, Dexters sister, Deborah, is actually dating the serial killer miming Dexters own style.  In my own personal taste, I much prefer the way the story unfolds in the book over the TV series.

As you are reading through Dexters point of view, I’m so glad the TV series didn’t exaggerated his thoughts and his relationship with his dark passenger.  You really get a sense of how he can’t fully control the ‘dark passenger’ but suppress it by killing the right people.  I think it was this that kept me

After reading this book in just a couple of hours, I can’t wait to continue with the rest of the series.

I rate this book four out of five stars.

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Those were just my bookish thoughts, but I would love to hear yours in the comments below.

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