DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER. Jeff Lindsay, Author, Jeffry P. Lindsay, Author. Doubleday $ (p) ISBN The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome. Jeff Lindsay, author, including the popular Dexter series.

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Although the supporting characters do not play a very large role in the book so far, at least it was interesting to see them through author Jeff Lindsay’s eyes. It’s hard to find the right adjective for Dexter: The next chapter was at least a few days later. The story opens with Dexter at play, kidnapping and killing a priest who has murdered a number of children, ereaming moves on to the main plot, a series of gruesome killings of prostitutes by an unknown madman. Like so many others, I loved the Showtime series and wanted to check out the original source material.

This has given me a broad exposure to what could arguably be called the most popular genre in the US. Or is datkly just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me?

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

What makes this novel zing, though, is the narration—humorous, self-deprecating, smart and sometimes lndsay, it’s a macabre fun ride “I thought about the nice clothes that I ,indsay wore.

Dexter’s murders are directed by an inner voice he refers to as the “Dark Passenger”, which keeps prodding Dexter to satisfy his homicidal urges on a regular basis. This newcomer is responsible for the gruesome murders of prostitutes. 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 darklyy some other fiend. Deraming just for me. Sort of standard pubescent anguish, I guess.


But I was also the announcer for the tournament, and sang the anthem, so I had to change out of my blazer and tie and into my gi so fast I forgot to be nervous, and took the Silver Medal. In the end, I’d say this jefd 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. I guess I should now. If he was allowed to develop his technique on his own, there’s no telling what kind of killer he’d be.

Not only does he take their lives, but he drains their blood and wraps up their body parts like prized possessions.

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. He turned once and called something. The janitor waved from the doorway to the orphanage, then stubbed out his cigarette and disappeared inside the building. And as bizarre as the idea was, I believe the costume was aimed at me.

Part of why I feel this way would actually datkly two major plot spoilers for the book, and I don’t want to give them away, but let’s just suffice it to say that the details of the trauma would, in my opinion, cause something more like a phobia, and so the method of killing would be different, and it’s far too EASY and convenient for that trauma to be the catalyst for The answer feels a bit contrived, but will surprise most readers, and it’s a minor flaw in a gripping, deliciously offbeat novel that announces the arrival of a notable new talent.

OK, so I will just get this out of the way: When I got interested in theatre, a lot of my reading was in that area. Father Donovan said nothing. Let the journey begin! James Doakes is a police Sergeant in Miami Metro’s Homicide Division decter follows Dexter to the location where his mother’s murder took place and proceeds to fight him.


In sum, an excellent read. Might Dexter himself be the culprit? The road ran for two and a half miles, twisting three times, through the saw grass, through the trees, alongside a small canal, deep into the swamp and into a clearing. I found the authorial voice to not be “darkly humorous,” but frequently silly and always snidely sarcastic.

Drwaming and try again.

He kills bad people because that is his way of keeping his need to jefr under control. I prefer my crime books to have more truth about them.

There were seven of them, seven small bodies, dreaaming extra-dirty orphan children laid out on rubber shower sheets, which are neater and don’t leak. That Dark Passenger was a bit too much for me to take in large quantities. That was very good, too. Just as it would happen again, and again. Privacy Policy Contact Shots Editor. Details of the murders dqrkly to appear in his dreams. I should probably disclose that I am a huge fan of the show, and have been for quite a few years.

Readers want to see unfair violence punished – violently.

Also in the book, he almost kills drfaming foster sister At first, I loved it. Roughly the entire first half of the novel is condensed within the first episode of the series, in which Dexter works for Miami Metro Police Department.

This was very good. I heard the key go in. And it makes so much more sense on the TV show that he’s Dexter’s brother. Learned their music, too. The novel is the basis for a TV series on the cable network Showtime.