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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

just...amazing...

This book was an awesome read. A serial killer who only kills "bad people", what a concept, huh? and it makes for a great story. I saw the first two seasons of the series on showtime and loved it, so I decided to give the books a try. I picked this one up the other day ...
This book was an awesome read. A serial killer who only kills "bad people", what a concept, huh? and it makes for a great story. I saw the first two seasons of the series on showtime and loved it, so I decided to give the books a try. I picked this one up the other day at a local used book store and once i started reading it I couldnt put it down. I figured that since i still knew most of the plot line it wouldnt be as intriguing but it deffinitely was. finished it in about 3 days and thats fast for me because normally I'm doing all kinds of other things and just don't have as much time to read, but I made time for this book. Lindsay just pulls you in and engrosses you into the story. And I never thought i would be rooting for a serial killer not to get caught. I was also highly surprised to see that the 1st season of the show stuck pretty closely to the book. Of course they added some things and changed a couple things but all the basis was there and a lot was the same. This book was thrilling, exciting, funny,....it had it all. so if you are even considering this book. Give it a try..i don't think you will regret it.

posted by blake_taylor on July 15, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

A Case in Which the Show is Better

I'm a huge Dexter fan when it comes to the show on ShowTime, so I decided to take a stab at the books once I found out the show was based on a series. Huge disappointment. The show is much more intense and the story and plot details outshine the book's ideas. This is de...
I'm a huge Dexter fan when it comes to the show on ShowTime, so I decided to take a stab at the books once I found out the show was based on a series. Huge disappointment. The show is much more intense and the story and plot details outshine the book's ideas. This is definitely a case where the show is more deeply involved than the book.
There are twists and turns in the show that keep the audience enthrawled with Dexter's character and the characters around him, but the book lacks any sort of excitement. The way the show manages to mold all the characters together and twist the audience's mind into thinking bad guys are good guys and good guys are bad guys is just amazing.
I had to force myself to finish this book, and I am usually a quick reader. This book, however, had me reading it for over a week and it's less than 300 pages. This was probably the case because every time I sat down to read it I became SO bored that I actually attempted to find anything and everything else to do.
It you're attempting to read this book because you love the show, have second thoughts and Don't.

posted by anna-b on December 31, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    If you love the TV Series, you will LOVE the books.

    The TV series is loosely based on these books, but there is soooo much more here. And very different!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Great book

    Easy read kept me intrested ready to read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    NURSERY

    Dreamclan

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Grace

    Sorry my sis lacy got on luke i know ur luke its ok tho i wont tell anyone can we b friends please

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Peter

    Hands on your hips i lift u up as my tingue explorees ur mouth

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Christina

    Im back! (:

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    As good as the show

    If you watch Dexter, or just enough major suspense, this is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Awesome

    Great Book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    I have only read the first chapter, but am itching to buy the wh

    I have only read the first chapter, but am itching to buy the whole book. It was truly incredible, seeing through the eyes of a serial killer. It's just something completely new.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    TO ALL CATS

    Rainfire needs help!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Rainfire

    I know u will. I bet ull be a great father. Im gana leave u to ur thoughts now. If u need me ill be
    attacking a clan at .mountain echo. See ya later

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Kakidan to mutestar

    Go to dark edge first result.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Love it so much! Im addicted now!

    Cant wait to buy all the books now so excited

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Love it!

    If you liked the show you will love the book!

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    ***Warning Spoilers*** So far I have only read Double Dexter a

    ***Warning Spoilers*** So far I have only read Double Dexter and I can greatlfully say that it is not much different then the show. The 3 changes that were different from the show were that Deb had a son. Brian was still alive and Harry Jr. was Lilly Anne. (Rita had a girl) I found myself imaginaging of the cast of the show in my head including Deb's filthy mouth. Since Jeff made her a mom in the story you'd think that would have changed. The only thing I regret is not reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter first. Still was great.... couln't put the book down sometimes.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Love, love, love Dexter

    A must-read for any fan of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    10/10

    This book is awesome!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Bugs bunny to kyra

    Ooo kitty grabsand walks away

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Brilliant

    Everything a serial killer should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Awesome Read!

    I'm a huge fan of the tv show, and this first book did not disappoint...

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