Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter Morgan (1)

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2005

byJeff Lindsay

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The Basis for a New 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.

This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay's Dexter's Final Cut.

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The Basis for a New 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 j...

Jeff Lindsay was born Jeffry P. Freundlich on July 14, 1952 in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1975. He is best known for his novels about sociopathetic vigilante Dexter Morgan. The first book in the Dexter series, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, was published in 2004 and was the basis of the Showtime TV seri...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2005Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307275108

ISBN - 13:9780307275103


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is killer This is so not like the tv series. In the book some one is dead but in the tv series she is still alive. Also he lets some one who knows his dark secret go(hint:his brother)
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far from the tele I got this book as i enjoyed watching the tv show. To my suspise the book is a lot different. It is of course better then the tv show as most books are.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darkly Dreaming Dexter Wow what a read! Loved every page. Be sure to read it. Dexter had a heart hidden under his confused mind. He loved his sister and only her. He tried to fight his demons by doing what he perceived as good. It was his way of dealing with insanity. Great book!
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Loved this- fluid story line, great internal dialogue.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dexterous! Short but a good read. Nice background and shading for fans of the TV series. I will be reading the series, I think...
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ice truck killer Very different fr the TV series...
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book This is my first e-book and I am hooked. I'm not an avid reader but Jeff Lindsay's writing style is very easy to become in grossed in..
Date published: 2013-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Off to a good start Let me start by saying that when I started reading this series, I had not watched the TV show that they are based on. When TV shows or movies are based on a book or series of books, I always prefer to read the book before seeing the show or movie. I can honestly say that for this series, I enjoyed both. In Darkly Dreaming Dexter, we are introduced to our protagonist when he is at his happy slashing best. We are given some background into who Dexter is and more importantly, why he is the way he is. His adoptive father Harry is a cop who realizes when Dexter is a teenager that there is something different about him. Dexter is a serial killer! Realizing that he will never be able to change Dexter, Harry instead crafts a serial killer code that Dexter must live by. Instead of running amok around the city of Miami, Dexter takes care of those who have escaped justice at the hands of the law. How does Dexter get away with being a serial killer? Well on top of being trained by a cop, Dexter himself is a blood splatter analyst with the police department. Who better than to get away with murder than someone who spends his days investigating them? Joined by his adopted sister Deborah, who is also a cop, Dexter begins investigating a pecuilar series of murders. Sooner rather than later Dexter begins to feel a certain affinity with his fellow artist. Dexter really is the best anti-hero I have ever read about. I find myself, despite knowing that I probably shouldn't, always rooting for him. That is what is really special about this character. You know he is a killer. You know killing is wrong, no matter the reason. Somehow though, Jeff Lindsay has managed to create a character in Dexter that despite all of his perversion and murder, is just downright likeable. Dexter's sometimes bumbling attempts to fit in and appear normal are a large part of his appeal. He admits things in his inner monologue's that no one else would ever consider, and trust me, it's not just confined to the killing. On it's own, the book is great. It is not laugh out loud funny, but gave me more than a few laughs with Dexter's dry sarcastic wit and macabre sense of humor. The plot moved along well, and Jeff Lindsay really found the perfect balance between past/present; giving some very good insight into Dexter's character. I must say that I was surprised by the ending, and that is not something that happens often.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ehhh This was anothe rbook chosen for the book club i am in. I could of done without reading this book. I didnt find it funny, like the reviews on the back of the cover... i found it dull, and though it was an easy read, i easily put the book down! Not my kind of book.
Date published: 2009-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great if you haven't seen the show If you haven't watched the Dexter series, shown on HBO and now Showcase, you will love this book. If you have seen the series, you will be bored. The series is taken almost directly from the book, almost word for word in some instances. The only difference is that some of the characters are slightly different in the book compared to the series. I saw the TV show first and then read the book. I wish I had done it the opposite way. If you like quirky, different stories, you'll like this.
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but not the Showtime Show. Fans of the Showtime series may find this book a tad disappointing at times. While the story arc is very similar to season 1, the ending is quite different and characters other than Dexter himself remain underdeveloped and seem mostly to be incidental vehicles to help drive the plot. Many of the nuances of the TV shows that psychology (or at least serial killer) buffs recognize that make the show realistic are absent from the novel. Does Dexter have a conscience, or merely a set of ethics?
Date published: 2008-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I could become a fan yet Previously perplexed Pamela's past postulation of the preposterous popularity of HBO's Dexter has diminished and she is now pleasantly surprised by reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter. ; ) After learning about the character through first person narration, I have now connected with this bizarre sociopath (can we even call him that, being he has a conscience) and will have the patience to make it past two episodes and possibly even become a fan in accordance with the masses. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Morbid halarity This is a very surprising work of fiction. I thought it was just going to be another serial killer book...a serial killer who is an avenger at that. But the insight into the mind of Dexter is amazing. The fact that it is a first person book that really takes you inside the mind of a serial killer who, although he feels has no capability for human emotions, is actually quite filled with a sense of humaity. Although the ending was a bit of a letdown, the foray into how he became what he became is fascinating. I find myself darkly dreaming of the next time I will read of Dexter.
Date published: 2008-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! I'm not sure if anyone has been watching the television series of Dexter - but the book it 200 times better!! There is so much more detail and the ending is NOTHING like the show!! It really sets the stage for the next book!
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Darkly Reading Dexter Darkly Dreaming Dexter is about a lovable serial killer - how many fictional characters fit that description? When he says "if only I had feelings" you think, "awwwwww" - it's a unique character that only a post-Soprano world could conceive. Jeff Lindsay has a nice writing style that keeps the narrative going while at the same time digging deeper into Dexter's deviation. PS: if you squirm at the thought of blood, don't pick this one up!
Date published: 2007-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still like the show better Perhaps I may be biased because of the fact that I watched the tv show before I read this book. I really liked what the show had done with the storyline. I thought it tied in better with the plot and really had everyone on the edge of their seats. The book of course gave more insight to the characters and had comic reliefs that went beyond what could be shown on tv. However, I thought the screenwriters really tied up all loose ends and provided a scintillating climax. The ending was so much better.
Date published: 2007-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For Fans of CSI:LV This book is dark, twisted and funny. For fans who root for the underdog. Dexter is V for forensic science.
Date published: 2006-10-15