Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another transfer from the Now Reading plugin to Goodreads. I read this in October 2011
The fifth book in the series sees a mellower Dexter. He has become a father and fears that he might be taking on more human traits. Is he becoming more sentimental?
As with the previous books in the series this volume abounds with black humour. Dexter is really an alien amongst us. He muses at length about his colleagues and vulnerabilities. There is of course Dexter’s colleague Masuka. A pervert by any measure his lines in both versions of Dexter (TV and Book) are memorable. For example; Masuka: “I’m not telling her. This case was solved. If I asked her to reopen it, I might as well put my balls in a vice – and not in a hot way either”.
The story has Dexter very closely linked to his sister Deb, who is a potty mouth. She is avoiding her new partner. The plot is a bit way involving people with a fetish for human flesh. The dark side of humanity and a fascination for death carry through. This explains the title Dexter is Delicious.
Remarkably this book was written in six weeks. This was reported as the author was launching the sixth in the series. I should stop commenting on the divergence between the TV series and the book but I cant. There will be no reconciliation of these two worlds.
Looking forward to the next instalment of this series.