Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter #2)
Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It's just not easy being an ethical serial killer - especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac...which, of course, he is). In an attempt to thr...more
The writing in this book is clever, intelligent, and funny. I know this doesn't seem like things which go with a book series about a serial killer. But, this novel was at times hilarious. Besides the comedic relief the author provides with this novel, there are parts in the book which are entirely bone-chilling...more
I think that in the hands of a better writer this story could be so much better. (After all, the show is filled with an amazing cast of characters.) Unfortunately, in the books author Jeff Lindsay focuses o...more
I haven't yet watched the TV series but it's on my list. This book and the first attracted me as a lover of crime, true crime and procedural thrillers. Having already learnt a lot about psychopaths and the nature of serial killers some of this book was a bit 'basic' and I found Jeff Lindsay would dwell on some of the more obvious traits of a serial killer such as their lack of empathy and inability to alway...more
However, I'm feeling something I didn't before - interest in where the plot's going. I really liked the surprise surrounding Cody, which is definitely a different angle than the show took. I'm eagerly looking forward to se...more
This installment centers around relationships, and a mystery killer who enjoys mutilating and dicing his victims, leavi...more
No more, now by the second book we are parting deeply from the show. No problem with that in and of itself, but the problem here is the second season of the show is better than the first, and the second book in the series isn't even really as good as the first book. The second season of the show was great tv, this is mediocre book.
There is something morbidly charming about Dexter Morgan, be it the way he casually describes himself as a monster, or how he feels no empathy, or anything to that effect for anything or anyone, except for a bit of responsibility towards his sister, Deborah, and to Harry's code, oh, and a certain hatred towards a certain Sergeant Doakes (which you'll learn that in the book, g...more
To tell the truth, I did enjoy book #2 a bit more than book #1, perhaps because book #1 was more prone to comparison with the Showtime television series. While I try to look at print media differently from the...more
After that, the book takes a definite departure from the series as it focuses on the police pursuit of a former military torturer from El Salvador they refer to as Doctor Danco (he slices, he dices, he turns out chopped vegetables). To be honest, thi...more
If you like a thriller then you'll find this is one series that you'll fly through.
It's gripping, it's funny, it's a soap opera all wrapped up in a soft doughy package about a psychotic killer.
Segunda entrega de las aventuras de Dexter, un simpático psicópata asesino en serie que, curiosamente, nos cae bien y es el prota de la novela. En la crítica del primer libro de la serie ya presentamos a los personajes principales de la novela. En esta segunda parte (hay una tercera parte en camino que se publica este verano), un médico asesino vuelve del cautiverio al que le enviaron sus compañeros para vengarse de la manera más cruel que se pueda imaginar. Uno por uno va atacando a sus antiguo...more
There’s a new monster in Miami who’s performing surgery on unwilling patients, trimming off unnecessary parts, like arms and legs. Dexter...more
In book 2, Dexter returns. He's a 30-ish forensics specialist with the Miami police department, who happens to have a Dark Passenger. Some disturbing incident in his early childhood left him different. Only his adopted father Harry can take credit for his seemingly normal appearance. Harry taught him to blend in and use his dark side for the good - to take out those that escape the law.
In this book, Dexter teams up again with...more
- an adventure w investigation and interrogation (not quite there in the 1st book)
- Dexter's cool superiority that i TOTALLY find charming (was not as charming in the 1st)
- an unexpected wedding proposal
- and I must add - a car chase!
- of course Dexter...more
Jeff Lindsay gives Dexter, the clever and charming killer of bad guys, an intriguing voice. Unlike the other murder...more
Lindsay is best known for writing the Dexter series of novels. Many of his earlier published works include his wife as a co-author. Time Blender was written with Michael Dorn. He graduat...more