The Basis for the Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.
©2005 Jeff Lindsay (P)2012 Random House
"A macabre tour-de-force." (The New York Times Book Review)
“A dark comedy with a creative twist.” (The Miami Herald)
“Dark and devious..Daring and unexpectedly comedic.” (USA Today)
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!
I've watched all the series from Showtime on Dexter and it's my first book I've listened to and honestly I enjoyed the book weigh more than the show
Lot of changes in the story, some good, some not so much.
Narration was by turns amusing and annoying, sometimes it's great when the author reads his own book, didn't always enjoy Lindsay's take on his own work.
Ugh. I have seen and loved the series and wanted to like this, too. Usually the books are better than the series or movies are, but not this time.
I am amazed at how well the show followed the book. With a little extra insight to Dexter's mind, and perhaps some minor differences it is every bit as good as I hoped. The author's voice is even similar to Hall's. He does voices for all the characters and really brings this story to life. His voice is soothing enough to carry to you to sleep, but beware the dreams you may have.
Wine, food and travel writer, editor, novelist.
There is something creepy and disturbing about Jeff Lindsay. I wouldn't want him for a neighbor. But through his traumatized, sociopathic character he shows us a world askew. It might flop in other hands, but Lindsay has a diabolical sense of humor, and he knows how to raise the stakes to an excruciating level.
I watched the show before exploring the books, and although the show is well done, the books are far better. I love that the author is the one reading it to us, it's much more personal and played out exactly how he intended with all the proper and dramatic pauses and accented words. I couldn't be happier!
I am all about self motivation and improvement
The depiction and description of each character and Dexter's inner monolog had me hook from the get go!
Even though I knew what was about to happen from the Tv series i was still intrigued and was amazed!
forget the film read the book!
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