Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Posted: June 5, 2015 in Misc
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Well, it’s been a while but I finally finished another book, and can check off the next box on my 2015 Reading Challenge list: A book based on, or turned into, a TV show. I borrowed an actual, physical book and read Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. This is the first of 7 books about Dexter Morgan (the 8th and final installment is coming in July of this year) which inspired the very popular Showtime series, Dexter.

Dear ol’ Dexter is a sociopath, but a good sociopath. He works hard to fit in and pretends to care and fakes emotions to appear normal. He has a good job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami PD, and even has a girlfriend. But inside he has an evil need that calls to him, his Dark Passenger. With help from his foster father, he has learned to control this need, and feed it after careful research and preparation. For his victims he selects people who deserve to die for horrendous acts they have committed. Does that make Dexter a good guy or a bad guy? Well, it’s complicated.

What I do know is that Dexter Morgan is witty and his story has a dark humor to it which i greatly enjoyed. I am one of the few people who has not watched the Dexter series, but reading this book has inspired a binge watching.


  1. Monica says:

    Well said.
    We will enjoy the binge my adventure partner.

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