29 Dec 2015

DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER - JEFF LINDSAY

SUMMARY
Introducing Dexter Morgan, a serial killer to fall in love with...Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. 

But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he's not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys. However, Dexter's well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to 'come out and play'...

REVIEW
I've been a massive fan of the TV series Dexter, bingeing for a sad amount of hours on Netflix, for quite a while and a fellow bookseller has been harassing me to read the series because I'd love them.

And I did. It's quick witted, darkly hilarious and just.... brilliant. I'm running out of adjectives. It isn't complicated in any way and the supporting cast aren't very well fleshed out but it's the first in a long series so all is forgiven.

I do have one confession to make though: I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I hadn't already seen the show. Having prior knowledge of the series allowed my imagination to flesh out the characters in a way the book doesn't. 

I don't have a lot to say about this. It's different to you standard serial killer novel, obviously, but it's the type of easy reading that can take a few hours away from your life before you realise, and I'm already hooked. If only the TBR pile wasn't so big....
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