Thursday, August 19, 2010

Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Rating: 3 stars
Shelf: Now Reading

Good but not great? I love the show, so obviously Jeff Lindsay created really great characters. And I'm glad. There were parts about the book that I liked better than the show. Deb is way less annoying. And less boy crazy. I was actually able to take her seriously in the book. And Doakes - I loved that Dexter sees the Dark Passenger in him as well. That they have a moment similar to the one between Dexter and the Nurse. LOVED IT!

But - it was a little boring. Not always, as I finished pretty fast. Enough was changed from the book to the show to make the book original and interesting. Still, I found myself skimming whole groups of pages, something I don't do unless I find the text unnecessary.

Still, it's a good read for any fan of the lovable serial killer.

Purchase now from Amazon: Darkly Dreaming Dexter


  1. If you are interested in an advance reading copy of DEXTER IS DELICIOUS, Jeff Lindsay's latest out September 7th, please send your contact information to acsparks at

  2. agree with virtually everything. I like Doakes in the show better. That might be because he is so over top in the show it's amusing to watch.

    Thoughts on La Guerta???

  3. We'll have to discuss LaGuerta elsewhere. I liked her better in the book, as well. And I REALLY liked her storyline. But I don't want to give too much away, since it is VASTLY different than the show.

  4. Also - I should have said - enough was changed to LEAVE the book original and interesting. Not make it. The book made the show. Duh.

  5. The book is definitely a different style. I like them. The third in the series was the worst for me. But I did like Dexter by Design and I will be reading the fifth when it is released.

    Also, I thought you would like to check out this link:

    It's a site that helps you keep track of your series and read them in order.


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