Dexter in the Dark (Dexter #3)
In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger – mastermind of his homicidal prowess – immediately se...more
I think I'm in the minority when I say that I liked this one very much, but I know why most readers (or, if you prefer, fans of this series) did not like it. People enjoy their comfort zones. Dexter in the Dark takes fans of the series out an established realistic environ by alluding to a possible supernatural origin to the Dark P ...more
TV-Dexter is grounded squarely in reality. A very bloody reality, but reality nonetheless. The first two books in the series hinted a bit at a supernatural element; the first book's dreams, for example, and they way our beloved serial killer referred to his dark side as a separate persona who resided in him. I always figured this was metaphorical, b ...more
Okay, awesome. Lindsay has clearly done his research – the way Dexter completely fails to get sex, his inflated perceptions of his own intelligence, his completely oblivious sexism, his utter lack of the empathic reflex, it's all perfect. People who know me were shocked I hadn't read these books before. Mostly it was that I knew what they were about, and I thought it would be stupid because I didn't bel ...more
By: Richard Lu
If you’ve ever seen Dexter on T.V then you’ll probably know that the plot of the show is about a man with dark desires who wishes to kill people. Instead of using these desires to kill innocent people, Dexter only bears his fangs on other predators that have escaped the judgement of the courts. The plot is absolutely gorgeous and it keeps viewers coming back week after week. Thankfully the book version of Dexter has follows the same format, Dexter express ...more
Only two stars for this one. I can't understand the purpose of this third book, much worse than the other two.
In this book, Jeff Lindsay tries to explain us what Dexter is but... seriously? (view spoiler)[All this stuff with gods and the Watchers, the sacrifices and a hurricane, of course... Boh :( (hide spoiler)]
(view spoiler)[I like Dexter's fatherhood but I don't understand why the children have to be a mini Dexter. Cody and the shadows... But why? (hide spoi ...more
First, this may come as news to some people, but Dexter the show is not Dexter the [Author: Jeff Lindsay] series. The books are darker (if you're a fan of the show, 1. Yes, it's possible, and 2. Don't pick up the series here; start with Darkly Dreaming Dexter). And yes, there's a supernatural element to this book. The thing is, it's not new. I would argue that the supernatural element is present even in th ...more
I am writing to you to say really you brighten my day, you and me are the same we both are in tune with our dark passenger, well you used to be!
What happened its seams in this chapter of you're life aptly named 'Dexter in the dark' you're dark passenger is in the dark for a while. Not for me around the same period of year you had written this I was actively in tune with my dark passenger in let's say the most macabre of methods of execution.
I unlike you do not prey on the hunters I ...more
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: twisted people
Trigger Warnings: murder, human sacrifice
My Thoughts: So, again, this is my second time through this book. I originally picked it up in 2010 and read it shortly thereafter, so it's been around three years since I first read these books.
This book has a lot more of the dark humor that we so love with Dexter, superimposing the comedic wedding plans and Dexter's attempts to work with Astor and ...more
But then there's a lot of silliness. And, yes, that is the best word for it -- though dumb is challenging it.
First of all, Aramaic is written right to left and does not look like the Latin alphbet enough for plebs to decipher it. Second, I do ...more
In this book Dexter, who is usually so sure of himself, suddenly loses something very close to him. It throws him off. He has no fallback.
People who complained that Dexter wasn't up to his usual witty banter, might do well to think - Who the hell can come up with classic one-liners when you've been off your game for weeks?
This is the whole point, finally seeing Dexter in a vulnerable position.
I fo ...more
Absolutely hilarious. Now that I have read all the books in this series, I can attest and say with certainty that this one is the funniest in the bunch and the weirdest. Supernatural angle, really? Even more strange, this wasn't further explored in the subsequent novels. Passenger is not supposed to be supernatural, nor scared of anything! But psycho kids was a plus, though Lindsay dropped the ball with Cody and Astor, too by the end of this almost great (mostly because of the show) series.
I must admit that I one of those fans that first experienced Dexter in all its televised glory. And I usually am the one that makes the point of reading the subject to death before watching the movie. And I almost always think that the novel is far superior. My experience with the Dexter novels has been quite the opposite...
After falling in love with our beloved killer on my tv sceen I ran to the library to find the books that inspired such an entrancing tv se ...more
Dexter truly is “One of the most likable vigilante serial killers”. I love being inside Dexter's head, which you get in the show, but not as much as the book. (which usually happens when books become shows). The dialogue is awesome the plots are filled with suspense, horror and the occasional humor. Whats not the like? DEXTER IN THE DARK is the third installment in the se ...more
It's funny when I reflect that I enjoyed this book and yet felt very let down by it at the same time. See, while the Dexter character is as engaging as in the other Dexter books I've read, and the general plot twists kept my interest, the author-- without my getting into the Diabolical Dexter Details-- has introduced this unexpected supernatural element that suddenly deeply affects everything I ever thought about Demented Dexter.
And for me, it totally jumps the s ...more
Lindsay nos hace conocer una faceta hasta este momento desconocida por todos nosotros, lectores ávidos y amantes del género, y es que en esta tercera entrega, nuestro protagonista libra una verdadera lucha "humana".
Lo que más me llamó la atención de esta obra, y que por sobre todo logro resaltar y diferenciar de las dos anteriores es que Dexter no sólo es un complejísimo personaje, sino que también el autor (Lindsay) no esca ...more
Dear Disappointing Dexter, I'm sorry that Lindsay shat this one out. Perhaps he was sleep writing this one while listening to the Ghost Busters theme song. I honestly don't know what "possessed" Lindsay to think that the Dexter story needed ghosts.
To Lindsay's credit, there were a few places in the book that I cracked a smile or two. Even a spot where I was slightly excited to ...more
My issues with the book didn't lie in the mystical but in the lack of suspense. Yes, it was ...more
This third book allows us to find out a lot more about Dexter’s Dark Passenger. I know that quite a few people disliked the book as it seemed to put an almost supernatural element into the series, yet for me it was my favourite ...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