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Double Dexter (Dexter Series #6)

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7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review

Silly me - I had no idea Dexter was based on a series of books. My husband and I saw most of season one, when it aired on CBS. I don't think it came back because with all the censoring of language and gore, each episode was only 5 minutes long.

The cover, with the do...
Silly me - I had no idea Dexter was based on a series of books. My husband and I saw most of season one, when it aired on CBS. I don't think it came back because with all the censoring of language and gore, each episode was only 5 minutes long.

The cover, with the double blood-covered knives sets the creepy stage. I was actually surprised how creepy Dexter really is. In the series you get the feeling that he really is a decent guy with a serial killing bend. But no, he's a psychopath all the way. The only reason he follows the rules is to stay out of jail. The only person he really loves is his daughter. He married his wife basically because it helps him blend in more and she's a great cook. The kids are psycho too, and Dexter is taking them in hand to mold them to be like him. That's what creeps me out - instead of getting them help he is encouraging them. The baby girl is the only one with a chance of growing up normal.

The story is from Dexter's perspective, so it does leave all the other characters slightly 2 dimensional. It works in this case. The point being, Dexter doesn't know how to read other people, remember he's psychopathic?

In the beginning Dexter is "playing" with a guy who dresses up like a clown to prey on children. Dexter does pick people you don't mind him killing. The clown had been taking boys from the park near his hotel/apartment. When he was done with them, he disposed of their bodies nearby in a sewer tunnel. Dexter knew this was a bad egg. He's all set up and working in an abandoned house (isn't the foreclosure crisis grand?) when someone happens in and sees him. The witness leaves so fast that Dexter can't catch him. He then spends most of the book tracking this guy down.

Mostly I enjoyed the story. But if Dexter was really worried about this guy, he would have made it more of a priority to find him. Instead it was a spare time hobby, most nights spent doing nothing more than seeing his family. Although perhaps Rita's erratic behavior was puzzling him. Even though he doesn't get people, there is enough description that we readers can guess what is going on. Trust me, you'll know Rita's problem LONG before Dexter does.

Oh and Dexter's brother makes a comeback. He comes over every Friday for dinner and puts on the charm for Rita. He wants Dexter to join him. I thought Dexter had murdered his brother, but then again I can't really remember and the books and the TV show aren't exactly the same. Honestly I like this book better than the show. I may find Dexter extra creepy but it made for a tense, thrilling story.

So yes, if you like Dexter, then read this book. And as someone who has not read any other Dexter book, you can just pick it up and read it. You might get a little confused when he talks about the rules of Harry. Well when Dexter was little his brother and he witnessed the very brutal murder of their mother (parents?) and were locked up with the mess. Harry, a police officer on the case, adopted Dexter. He saw what Dexter was going to be, and shaped him to only go after bad guys and only after he had proof they were indeed guilty. So Dexter has his outlet but in a useful way...kinda...even Dexter realizes it's wrong he is powerless to stop himself. So I guess if you have to better to go after people who are truly wasting air?

posted by Lilac_Wolf on October 24, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This book is pretty much exactly like the previous books, though

This book is pretty much exactly like the previous books, though the ending felt rushed. There is no growth in Dexter all he does is kill someone, he handles drama in the office, and drama in the family. It felt like 95% of the book was suspense leading up to the resolu...
This book is pretty much exactly like the previous books, though the ending felt rushed. There is no growth in Dexter all he does is kill someone, he handles drama in the office, and drama in the family. It felt like 95% of the book was suspense leading up to the resolution. The last 20-ish pages were how Dexter resolves everything. Some of the parts in the book made me want to smack Dexter. It felt like he was oblivious to something so obvious that a child could understand it.

posted by LilyElement on April 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is the first Jeff Lindsay book I have read. His writing is very well done. I purchased the book as I am a fan of the Dexter TV series. The characters are the same but much different story lines. I really enjoyed reading this book and all the twists and turns it provided. A fantastic book for the Dexter fans.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Yeah!

    I tore through this book like a maniac! Loved it! Worth every penny.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    The Tables are Turned

    When Dexter finds himself on the receiving end of a serial killer's stalking, things get interesting. It's just a tad slow in the beginning, but picks quickly and you're back on the Dexter Express. It's interesting to watch Dexter as he grows in both of his rolls: "normal" human vs serial killer of those who have abdicated the right to live (according to Dexter's/Harry's Rules). Am eagerly awaiting the next installment as the character's interpersonal links and frictions continue to develop.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Awesome book

    Jeff Lindsay doesn't disappoint. I've read every single Dexter book and each one is a masterpiece.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Great read

    Jeff LINDSAY IS A GREAT WRITER, THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD I HAVE READ ALL OF THE DEXTER BOOKS AND I THINK THIS ONE IS THE BEST SO FAR.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Fun Read

    Started a little slow but once the story got going I had a hard time putting it down. I was glad to see that Dexter got Brian involved in his life and hope to see more of that in later books. Loved the ending but won't give it away here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Delightful

    This Dexter novel is delightful. I have enjoyed the whole series!

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Another hit!

    When I start a Dexter book, I can't wait to see how it ends, and then I can't wait to start the next. A real fun read!

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Got this and A Serial Killers Guide: Born In Blood which is FREE

    Got this and A Serial Killers Guide: Born In Blood which is FREE! I am a huge Dexter fan and are finally finishing up the book series and I am loving it. I hope they continue past season 8 even though they said they won't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Double dexter

    As always jeff lindsay delivers. Dexter is someone we all deep down root on as the good guy even though he is a serial killer. However, he is a vigilante serial killer who takes the really bad guys who are serial killers themselves off the streets when the criminal justice fails society. Every big city needs a secret vigilanty. This one also has a sense of humor, dry maybe., but still he is funny. I also liked in this book how he is working on his relationships with sister, his son, etc. It is so worth reading.------------- review by Judy Wallace

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Dexter

    Runs to deede with med bots in front tending to her

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Great

    This rocks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Haven't read it yet, can't het it until October18th

    I'm sorry but have not received this yet, the book does not come out until October 18th.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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