Wednesday, May 12, 2010

(82) Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay


It has been several years since I watched the first season of Dexter. I developed a morbid crust on the serial killer that we all know. I finally got around to reading the book that the television series is based on, Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

I was thrilled to see that the show stuck closely to the book. From what I remember of that first season, it appears as if they really stayed true to the book.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Showtime series, Dexter Morgan lives by a code. A code his late adoptive father instilled in him to survive living with the "Dark Passenger" the voice that urges him to kill. Thanks to Harry, Dexter only unleashes his urges on those deserving of dying. The lowest of the low, the scum that have eluded the police. They may elude the police, but they don't elude Dexter. The irony being that Dexter himself is a member of the Miami Dade police force as a blood splatter expert.

Jeff Lindsay has a dark, twisted sense of humor, and I LOVE it! Even though his subject matter is macabre and ugly, he writes about it in away that finds you even starting to LIKE the serial killer. I got rid of Showtime after the second season, but I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. I will be curious to see where Jeff Lindsay goes with Dexter and his dark urges.

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