The story is as enjoyable now as it was many years and many readings ago. the performance (reading) is a little flat.
even if you are a huge fan of the TV series there are surprises in store for you. although season one was based on this book there are some significant plot line changes for tv. from the second book on the books and tv show are completely independent stories.
so if you were wishing for more Dexter, but never read the books for fear it would be the same stories, dig in!
The differences in the books and the show make for a really intense read. You think you know what's going to happen buuuuut... You don't! So amazing. Can't wait to start book two.
The writing is almost the writing to the show to a tee. I love it!
To paraphrase a truth, if a writer guess himself as a narrator, the author is a fool. Jeff Lindsay is no fool. The book was good with delightful sentences ("For a few seconds it didn't really seem necessary to breathe."), with dynamic narration! I bought the next two books before I finished this one, it was such a delight to read!
Great story the 1st go round but save your $$ if you watched Dexter on Netflix.
I watched the entire Dexter series before listening to the book. I found the book much more humorous and dark than the show. I look forward to hearing what Dexter has up his sleeve for the next book!
i like that Jeff sounded like the TV Dexter and unlike the TV I get to know more about Dexter and how he thinks. The book is always better of course. I am looking forward to getting the other series books.