Beyond question, Jeff Lindsay can write really good sentences, even better than Poe could, who seems to be one of his inspirations. He's also come up with an engaging narrator/hero-villain here. He also reads his own prose really well (I usually get annoyed by authors who don't use professional readers, but Lindsay does it well).
But the plot development is clumsier than it is on the TV show, probably in large part because the author has restricted everything to Dexter's point of view. The final scene of the novel pales by comparison with the brilliant finale of the TV show.
That said, I came away from this wanting to listen to more of Lindsay's work - because of, not despite, its difference from the TV show.
This book pretty much sticks to the television season one of the series.
If you haven't seen the TV show, it might be more interesting. It was well done but no surprises for me since I watched every episode of the TV season one.
It was cool to hear the book being read by the author...from his point of view of how the story unfolds.
It was great!
Yes I love the Dexter series and didnt want to read the books but the books are slightly different so it keeps it interesting.
I love the way you inside Dexters mind.
The character development is lacking in the book and was surprised to say that the tv show is better.
dark, quirky, captivating
Dexter is quite interesting in his view of the world
His voice matches Dexter's mood, but not all of the other characters
A couple parts made me cringe, others made me laugh
The TV show deviates from the book plot.