Dexter Is Delicious: Dexter Morgan (5)
Killer Acclaim for Jeff Lindsay’s “Dexter” series:
“Lindsay’s original, cockeyed view of the world is alive and well. . . . [His] dark, comedic fiction is an alternate universe once removed.” —Los Angeles Times
“A fresh, inventive slice of crime fiction that turns the axis of good and evil . . . upside down. A psychological thriller in the best sense of the genre.” —Sun-Sentinel
“Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all of crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter.” —The Denver Post
“Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love.” —Entertainment Weekly
“With chills like this, you can skip the air-conditioning.” —Time
“Just when you think (hope?) that the tired and rarely credible device of the serial killer next door has hit a wall, along comes a writer like Jeff Lindsay to prove you wrong. . . . So enjoyable.” —Chicago Tribune
“Dexter’s captivating, first-person account is a genuinely exciting read.” —Time Out New York
“Wonderfully fresh and packed with just the right amount of grotesquerie and wry wit.” —USA Today
“The real appeal of this macabre tour de force is Dexter’s sardonic voice, so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing.” —The New York Times
“Dexter is a fascinating character, though he’s not the kind of guy you’d like to invite to dinner.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Mordantly funny.” —New York Post
“Dexter . . . is tremendously likeable, his hobby not withstanding.” —St. Petersburg Times
“Lindsay gets high marks for originality, atmosphere, vibrant action scenes and having the brass to write this in the first place.” —Tulsa World
Jeff Lindsay is the New York Times bestselling author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark and Dexter by Design. His novels are the basis of the hit Showtime and CBS series, Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his family.查看所有商品描述
I enjoyed it. I even cried a bit at the end when Brian shows up.
I enjoyed it so much that I'm looking forward to the next book.
It is fun reading how Dexter is impacted by the birth of his daughter. There's nothing here surprising, but it is rather cute. And I love the ending. I love the last page or two when "I" becomes "we" (don't we all?).
I will be honest that I dislike Debbie -- both in the books and in the show. But she's not the pain here that I was expecting from the reviews. And for sure the story isn't all about her... ignore the bad reviews who claim it is. To be sure Dexter is following Debbie around... but there is a reason for it.
I still can't quite decide if Lindsay is a good writer or not. He does have his flashes of brilliance. But a lot of his writing is decidedly not brilliant. But that being said, he created (or stumbled upon) a fantastic character -- Dexter. So bravo.
Oh how I wish they'd make us a present of Dexter season 9. But it seems unlikely and the adorable and talented Michael C. Hall has gone off to other things. So... we have the DVDs and we have the books. And we have our dreams. Rock on, Dexter!
When Dexter, a blood splatter expert, becomes involved at the behest of his detective sister with the disappearance of two teenage girls, all hell breaks loose. What Dexter discovers is not just an ordinary group of Goths with a vampire fetish, drinking blood, but a secret cabal of cannibals, ready and eager to devour human flesh.
Once again, Dexter is captivating. With sardonic humor and self-deprecating wit, he is quite amusing, even when faced with life and death decisions. Alas, his detective sister has become less so. In fact, as a character, I now find her one dimensional and downright tiresome. She is a one note joke, adding a discordant note to the book, as she has become unlikable. This is a shame, as she is a tie to Dexter's mentor, Harry, who enshrined the code by which Dexter and his Dark Passenger live.
Still, the book is enjoyable, overall, and fans of Dexter will not be disappointed. Readers will turn the last page of this book and find themselves eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
Of course the books live up to the reader's high expectation; my daughter highly recommends she does warn, though, that like many other books that spin off a movie or television series the books are not simply the written version, but a completely different feel all together. The first season of the television series is only loosely based on the first book, and from that point there are extreme differences in character development, storyline, etc. As per just about any other book/film sharing same title and basic storyline-- approach with an open mind and appreciation for the art (whether it's film or written).