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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Paperback

Author: Jeff Lindsay | Format: Paperback

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  Ohh Yess

| | See all mp112233's reviews (2)

Having watch the TV series first i wasn't sure if i was goin to be able to get into this book but i have to say this is one of the best books i have read recently. And may actually come in second place in my all time favourites right behind Odd Thomas.
Whether you've watched the series or not i recommend you ready this.

  brilliant novel

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I have read the entire series so far and they are brilliant. I have seen the tv version and its just as good. I dont understand what people mean in some of the reviews by the books are a disappointment to fans of the show, they are equally brilliant.

  Brings something differnt to a 'serial-killer' novel...

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Some reviews have been saying that the books will disappoint those who enjoyed the TV series, on the contrary; I find this doesn't make one bit of difference. Awesome books, all of them (I cannot wait for the 4th to come out). I bought this book out of pure admiration for the series, and I was not disappointed.

The writing style is very easy to read, there are a few sly jokes dotted around everywhere and its remarkable how real the story feels.

As said in the title, a phnomenal take on a classic writing subject.

  Amazing novel

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Fantastic book. I read this before watching the television series and found no comparison. The book was far better then the series. I found the TV series dragged what could have been a 6 episode series across 12 whilst adding many superfluous elements. For a much more enjoyable experience read the book.

  Tv series fans avoid

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As a big fan of the TV series, I had to get this book as previous reviewers rated it highly.
The one thing this book did was make me appreciate the skill and ability of the TV series script writers. Their characters are far better developed and involved. Their stories have more twists and turns and they convey humour in Dexter and he becomes almost a likeable 'human'.
The basic story is there, the characters are there, though most get little more than a mention. The majority of the book is consumed in the Dexter/ Dark passenger mental mitherings which I found did not help the book along at all and became pretty tedious.
Had I not seen the TV series, I wouldn't have read this to the end. You will miss nothing by not reading this.

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  Spellbinding!

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As the first part of series of novels, this is a must for anyone who is a fan of the TV Series. There are parallels between the two but luckily the novels have even more depth and different storylines. Great for anyone who's a fan of dark humour and crime novels.

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  Truly a great read

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The first in the 'Dexter' series of books, this one kept me reading all through the night. I couldnt put it down!!!! It is a riveting, exciting read, and it kept me reading all the way through, when usually i get bored after a few pages.

Well recomended. 5/5

  my book of the month

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Initially this book just doesn't have the bang I had initially expected. However this was a full-bodied crime epic of gratifying scope and moral complexity, LOVED IT.

  Impressive debut novel

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After I saw the first season on tv and fell hopelessly in love with it, a friend recommended I read the books. I bought this one first and was blown away by the way Jeff Lindsay writes. He really puts you right inside the mind of Dexter, the serial killer with a heart. Like a previous reviewer said, you can hear Michael C Hall's voice in your head as you read Dexter's story.

It's a thoroughly entertaining, if darkly humourous, read and I found it hard to make myself put it down. It's worthwhile to note that while the characters all translate superbly from page to screen, the essential plot points are quite different to that of the tv show (including an alternate ending).

I love this book/show and can't wait to find out what Dexter Morgan gets up to next!