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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004)

por Jeff Lindsay

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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.… (mais)
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I read this in about three hours (what can I say, I'm fast and already know the plot, having seen the show.)

It certainly fascinating and enjoyable, and the dialogue fantastic, but I'm spoiled a bit from the show, which I think had tighter plotting and a better arc.

Yes, I'm going to commit that cardinal sin--and admit I preferred the show to the original novel. Hang me for my crimes! ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
Didn't like how the ending was handled. The big scene "fades to black" and is wrapped up in an epilogue. I don't really understand who killed the last victim but don't really care enough to rewind and re-listen.

Also listened to Dearly Devoted Dexter #2 - 4* - The bad guy in this book was really creepy. (not Dexter) What he did to his victims was like nothing I have ever read. Truly terrifying.

I don't plan to continue with the book series. I did watch the full TV series. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Aug 20, 2021 |
For all the colour and whit the narration alludes to, the outcome was both predictable and disappointing. That's not to say this book is without its charm. Far from, in fact. If it didn't have at least that, it never would have become the basis of a successful prime time series.

The story follows an unconventional hero: the most obviously anti-hero type of hero possible. A blood-spatter expert, code-restrained serial killer and self-described monster. Whilst going about his carefully normalized routine, he becomes involved in a case involving a fellow serial killer that manages to put everything Dexter thought he had set straight in his life into question.

While it loosely follows the same line that the first series of the TV show has taken, it lacks a lot of the bold characterization that makes the show so appealing. There are a few strokes of genius to be found here, but ultimately the narrative seems forced and cluttered with cutesy alliteration.

With that in mind, I don't think that anyone's expecting new frontiers of literary fiction when they pull something with a "Showtime" sticker from the shelf. Darkly Dreaming Dexter certainly delivers on pace and popcorn-worthy fun. The only problem is how to get the buttery fingerprints off all the pages once you're done with it. ( )
  dowswell | Jul 25, 2021 |

Like millions of others, I was fascinated by the ‘Dexter’ TV series from Showtime. I watched and enjoyed all ninety.-six episodes (yes, I had to look that up - who knew there were so many?) between 2006 and 2013.

It's been a long time since I visited with Dexter so I thought, instead of re-watching the TV series, I'd go back to the source and see what Jeff Lindsay's Dexter looked like back in 2004. I'm glad I did, because now I have new series to follow and an opportunity to watch Dexter follow a slightly different path.

'Dexter Season One' followed 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter' pretty closely, so the plot wasn't a surprise to me until the end, where the TV series deviated significantly from the book.

What was a surprise was how refreshing it was to be inside Dexter's head where I could appreciate his humour, understand some of his genuine confusion about how people behaved, especially when it comes to sexual attraction, and get a clearer view of his relationship with his 'Dark Passenger'. Jeff Lindsay's Dexter is just as likeable but also more chilling than his TV doppelgänger.

Jeff Lindsay's prose is clean and clear, effortlessly building empathy for Dexter while delivering a suspenseful plot lubricated by humour. The supporting characters are very clearly drawn, the dialogue is spot on and the pacing is perfect.

I listened to the audiobook version of 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter', which is narrated by Jeff Lindsay. Some authors read their own works well. Some are a disaster. I was delighted to find that Jeff Lindsay is an excellent narrator. As well as getting all the nuances of the book's content across, he does the voices of the various characters very well.

So, with a different ending to the first Dexter book, and with great writing and narration by Jeff Lindsay, I'm now keen to listen to the rest of the books in the series.

Click on the SoundCloud link below if you'd like to hear a sample of Jeff Lindsay's narration.


https://soundcloud.com/orionbooks/darkly-dreaming-dexter-by-jeff-lindsay

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  MikeFinnFiction | Nov 1, 2020 |
Not deep or challenging, but entertaining. If you are familiar with the show, you know the story. Dexter is a serial killer with a moral code: he only kills other serial killers. He is helping his sister, a cop, track down one such and discovers his own origin story. I thought this had a sense of humor and a good pace. I was not surprised by the twists since I've already seen the series, so I can't comment on that. I thought the characterization, except Dexter himself, was very thin, though, and the portrayals of the women were especially shallow. Although since this is first-person narrative, it's hard to tell whether that's lazy writing or just Dexter's filter. ( )
  sturlington | Aug 4, 2020 |
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For the last word on serial killers, leave it to the witty narrator of Jeff Lindsay's ghoulish first novel, DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER (Doubleday, $22.95). Articulate, well-mannered and charming in a way that makes women want to iron the loud bowling shirts he wears, Dexter Morgan is a contented man because he loves his work -- not his day job as a blood-spatter-pattern analyst for the Miami Police Department, but his moonlight career as a vigilante serial killer.
adicionada por MikeBriggs | editarNew York Times, Marilyn Stasio (Jul 25, 2004)
 
Dexter Morgan, the strenuously affable narrator of Jeff Lindsay's Darkly Dreaming Dexter, may be the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love. A psychopath so cuddly and upstanding that he only murders ''bad people,'' Dex introduces himself one moonlit night as he gleefully snuffs the life of a child-killing priest. ''A few more neatly wrapped bags of garbage and my one small corner of the world is a neater, happier place,'' he announces. ''I enjoy my work. Sorry if that bothers you. Oh, very sorry, really. But there it is.''
 

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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.

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