Dexter Is Delicious

Dexter Is Delicious

by Jeffry P. Lindsay
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Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 284 reviews.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
To say I am a fan of these novels is an understatement. I just love the writing style of Jeff Lindsay and am just amazed at the characters he has created with this story. The entire experience for me, from front cover to the back of the novel, just flat out rocks. The cover is eye catching and very colorful, for someone as simple minded as me this is a plus. I can watch a fire or an aquarium for hours; this is almost as good. Let me just ask this question, have you read any of the Dexter series? I offer no spoilers but below the post you will find all the covers from the novels in the series; each one is as good as the other. I don't hesitate to suggest trying one or all of them if you haven't. Just click on the cover tab and enjoy. But I digress. Here is a little bit about Dexter is Delicious: "Dexter Morgan has always lived a happy homicidal life. He keeps his dark urges in check by adhering to one stead­fast rule . . . he only kills very bad people. But now Dexter is experiencing some major life changes-don't we all?-and they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals. And, most disturbing . . . these people have decided they would really like to eat Dexter." Humor, action, endearing characters, and too much fun are all between the covers of this novel. I am consistently amazed at how Jeff Lindsay can get me to become emotionally connected to a serial killer and laugh the entire way. His narrative is unique, engaging and additive. Can one call what Dexter is going through duplicity, bipolar disorder or just flat out fun, who cares? I for one certainly do not. I find that the wait between novels is far too long, but hey, I feel that way about most of my favorite authors anyway. The wait was worth it; the ride was fun and all too quick, and by novels end I was wanting oh so much more. That is what next year is all about. Give Dexter and company a try, you wouldn't be disappointed by the way you killed the time; it is all good time, ha-ha .Please pass the duct tape, rope and the fillet knife if you would. What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook & Linkedin. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, and the Gelati's Scoop Facebook Fan Page. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati's Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; We will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
DEXTER STILL DELICIOUS … BUT LESS SO Since I’m the weekly co-host of the "No Boundaries Radio Show", where topics of discussion often include vampirism, lycanthropy, even cannibalism, one might think that I would have thoroughly enjoyed DEXTER IS DELICIOUS, book five of the Dexter series, with its plot-line that includes two out of those three. And, in the end, I DID enjoy the book far more than a lot of the books I’ve read lately. That said … my reading journey to the finale was decidedly less enjoyable than was my pleasure way back when I read book one and two of the series. For some reason, I continue to find it annoying that our sociopath, supposedly free of emotions, should suddenly be so needing to feel normal, brought to his present state of temporary dissatisfaction by recently having been married, having been saddled with his wife’s two potentially psychopathic kids, and suddenly been faced with his very own child. Okay, maybe I’m biased in personally finding most children less than charming and in my failing to see how Dexter’s deranged mind seems to find fatherhood so seemingly appealing. Dexter’s sister, Miami Police Sergeant Deborah, continues to come across as a bully, with no diplomatic skills, and the inability to prove to me that she’s the great cop Dexter keeps insisting she is, when she can’t seem to solve a case without hypocritically tapping her brother’s dark side while simultaneously damning it. Besides which, and for not the first time, she seems to have little qualms about putting her brother in harm’s way and in flaunting police procedure. And while I continue to be enamored by the author’s humorous and winning way of writing, I’m finding a lot of repeat material — the madness of Miami traffic, Deborah’s fast driving, Dexter’s high metabolism and need to eat Cuban sandwiches, the office donut-routine, Dexter’s ability to constantly attract people anxious to slice-and-dice him — all probably necessary to orient a reader picking up this book mid-series, but often redundant to those of us having read all that came before, especially when repeated more than once in the same book. I’ve already picked up DOUBLE DEXTER and DEXTER’S FINAL CUT, the next books of the series (I’ve already read the final DEXTER IS DEAD). I’m just hoping I don’t end up feeling, and soon, that Dexter has long since “jumped the shark”.
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Great book
JKathleen More than 1 year ago
I had gotten behind on the series, so when I got my Nook, I caught up on them all. Such a fabulous series. I just can't put the book down!
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I wanted to like this book, as I had liked all the ones before it ... but like the Television Show, the concept is starting to show it's age. To say any more would ruin the book, but I don't WANT Dexter to be a good guy.
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I had to admit, I was worried about Dexter's choices thru this book. I wont say anymore about that, except THANK YOU!!!! The plot was truly unrealistic, but honestly it made for good, fun reading. I really did enjoy it. Please write more as I am onto book 6 now and season 7 of the Showtime series is almost over ... What will I do without Dexter???? One thing is for sure ... I'm never play chomping on my kids arm ... ever!!! Just in case hahaha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one. With the girls that wanted to be eaten. And all the other weird stuff that the Dexter series lets you know thats out their
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Dexter is Delicious is by far the best novel in the 'Dexter' series since book #2. Better than book #6 as well. I found this installment to be highly entertaining and I reccomend it to anyone who is a fan of Dexter. The plot was exciting and did not feel rushed or crunched for time like 'Dexter by Design' and 'Double Dexter' did (although I enjoyed both very much). I grant thy novel five stars.
ABookAWeekES More than 1 year ago
It has been said that the birth of your first child is the kind of event that shapes the rest of your life. Your priorities shift as you learn to put the newborn's needs before your own, and the whole worlds seems like a much brighter place to live in. For Miami's local serial killer, Dexter Morgan, the birth of a young daughter ignites emotions he never new he possessed and threatens to disrupt his "Dark Passenger". As the novel opens, Dexter is, surprisingly, in a state of blissful awe, following the birth of his daughter. Readers of the previous installments will recall that, while Dexter originally got involved with his wife Rita in an attempt to hide who he really is, he has found that he actually cares for her and her two children, both of whom seem to harbor "Dark Passengers" of their own. As he recognizes that he is responsible for the well-being of his family, Dexter vows to end his homicidal acts of vengeance. Unfortunately for Dexter, he is called to help investigate the disappearance of a high school girl who seems to be caught up with a group of people who think they are vampires. When the body of another teenage girl is discovered, Dexter realizes that is dealing with full blown cannibals. As he races to help save the kidnapped teen, Dexter must face his own demons and choose between the perfect family life and the darkness inside of him. This is the fifth novel in the popular series by Jeff Lindsay, and this was the best book in the series by a long shot. While the previous installments all contained snappy dialogue, a fascinating main character, and fast pacing, they all left me feeling as if they had ended too soon, without a proper conclusion. In this novel, Lindsay manages to keep all of the things that worked in the other ones, while adding a renewed depth to the characters and the mystery that drives the story to a satisfying conclusion. As with the other novels, the bright Florida setting provides the perfect backdrop to juxtapose this truly dark tale. For the first time, Lindsay allotted some time to develop the characters outside of the Dexter Morgan Family arc, and this made them be something more that simply plot points. I really enjoyed this novel, and I look forward to reading the next book in this fascinating series.
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