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Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
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Apr 10, 2009

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bookshelves: crime-and-mystery
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Considering the subject matter, surprisingly lightweight in tone, ease of reading. Tone was actually one of the ways the narration gave us a sense of Dexter's abnormal personality, since its light, sometimes jokey feels was often terribly inappropriate to what was actually happening, which of course gives the reader the sense of Dexter just not having the normal, appropriate reactions to the situations. That stood out especially near the end when his foster-sister is missing and in the hands of a killer and the tone still doesn't change. When it finally does that gave me a feeling of how significant the event that prompted that was, to finally create that reaction in him.

It's got significant differences from the TV series, the other characters are much less developed, but that feels right anyway. The novel is in Dexter's first person POV, the TV series isn't, not in the same way. But I always try to treat a book and the TV/movie based on it as very different animals, each with their own ways of telling a story, so I don't mind differences. It's all still dear dark Dexter.

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04/12/2009 page 88
30.56% "Enjoying so far, love the first person narration."
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