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Preview — Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter #2)
Life’s tough for Dexter Morgan. It’s not easy being the world’s only serial killer with a conscience, especially when you work for the Miami police. To avoid suspicion, Dexter’s had to slip deep into his disguise: spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world’s first serial killing couch potato.
Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting...more
Alas, no, dear Dark Passenger. Dexter is in time-out.
In book two- Sergeant Doakes is keeping a close watch on Dexter, which makes it impossible for our anti-hero to get up to any of his usual mischief. Luckily there is a case that will keep him occupied and entertained...for the most part.
When an unknown man is found brutally mutilated, the officers of Miami-Dade are told to keep quiet and stay out of it- and a man called Kyle Chutsky gets sent down from Washington t ...more
This is the point where I started enjoying the show more than the novels. Doakes has a much better role in the Showtime series. Of course, this is solely my opinion. I do understand why the Showtime series decided to go a ...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
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
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: twisted people
Trigger Warnings: murder, torture, vivisection
My Thoughts: This book opens with a scene that plays on our expectations of Dexter... and then turns them on their ear. I just love that! This book is filled with scenes like that, scenes that turn our expectations against us and make us look at things from a slightly different perspective.
Watching Dexter's complete confusion over how to deal with Rita is a ...more
In this 2nd story Dexter cannot go about enjoying his ...more
¡Y vaya que me di unas cuantas buenas carcajadas leyéndolo!
Por lo que pude notar en este segundo libro (y espero no estar equivocada, porque estando así lo encuentro bastante entretenido), cada uno de los libros representa una historia independiente, obviamente ...more
Oh my dear Dexter, I like you way better on my TV screen than in this novel. Deviant as you are, Dexter, nothing ever happened in the delicious series that repulsed and disgusted me like this book did. And poor Deborah, how can you stand being called “Debs” by your brother, not to mention putting up with his constant, peculiar sense of humor, which really straine ...more
Dexter is a psycopath. He likes to kill people and feels no guilt. His sister is a cop. Dexter is a great help to his sister investigating killers, because Dexter thinks like them. Dexter’s foster father imprinted upon him a golden rule - never kill the good guys, only bad guys. In that way Dexter is a good guy. (But he does kill and mutilate people in these stories.) There is a TV series which I have not seen. ...more
Dexter is being shadowed by Sergeant Doakes who suspects he is up to no good in his free time (and he is or would be if people would leave him alone). This forces ...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
The printed Dexter is more mystical, darker and and more insane than the video Dexter and more addicted to alliteration and bad jokes. However, if the reader can get past that, these books do have a certain appeal. It's a look inside an irregular mind, and sometimes one can gain a fresh perception of things only by stepping outside the normal persp ...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
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
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
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