Dexter Darkly Dreaming

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This is the first in the “Dexter” series, which is probably better known for the TV series of the same name. Thankfully the TV series is based in the books rather than this being a novelisation. Dexter the vigilante sociopath is an engaging character and those with an academic interest in this type of person will enjoy the characters inner perspectives. Dexter Darkly Dreaming introduces the reader to his story although he is already well established in his murderous ways.
He struggles in many ways to maintain a civil exterior low profile and “normal”. I feel that this book explores the character of Dexter more deeply than the TV series does. It is inevitable that comparisons will be made between the two incarnations of the story. Already at the end of book one there is a major divergence which will make reading the next book  very interesting.
Certainly not a disappointment reading the book after watching the show.

This is the first in the “Dexter” series, which is probably better known for the TV series of the same name. Thankfully the TV series is based in the books rather than this being a novelisation. Dexter the vigilante sociopath is an engaging character and those with an academic interest in this type of person will enjoy the characters inner perspectives. Dexter Darkly Dreaming introduces the reader to his story although he is already well established in his murderous ways. He struggles in many ways to maintain a civil exterior low profile and “normal”. I feel that this book explores the character of Dexter more deeply than the TV series does. It is inevitable that comparisons will be made between the two incarnations of the story. Already at the end of book one there is a major divergence which will make reading the next book  very interesting.
Certainly not a disappointment after reading the book after watching the show. A little late but a great holiday read.

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