Skip to main content

Book 108: "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay


Title: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Read In: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Once again, I waited far too long to read this series. Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book of the Dexter series by Lindsay. If you are unaware, the TV Series on Showtime is based off of these books. If you like the tv show... read the books. They're far better (as usual). I loved reading this book. It is dark and twisted, but in a very humorous way. Dexter is an anti-hero, basically a bad guy as protagonist, and a very good one. He may be a serial killer, but he is a serial killer that hunts down guilty people. The people that deserve it. The book is dripping with sarcasm and alliteration. Amazing. It's an easy, entertaining read for anyone that loves that dark humor on a grim topic. This book contains perhaps my new sentance ever, "Deadly Dexter dating debutante doxies?" Fantastic. I can't get it out of my head and am eager to see what the next books bring.

A word of caution, if you have seen the show, don't go in expecting all the other drama and outright humor. This book is dark humor. Dexter is not "angsty" about what he is, he's perfectly comfortable with it. Although I think season 1 of the series did a good job capturing this first book, the rest of the seasons have long left this Dexter behind. The two are now (unsurprisingly) very, very different.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Book 154: "Poison or Protect" by Gail Carriger

Title: Poison or Protect
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: Novella, Steampunk, fantasy
Publisher: Gail Carriger, LLC
Read in: Nook ePub

Have you noticed that I adore Gail Carriger and everything she writes? Not yet? Well, now you know. This is the first in a series of novellas that Carriger plans to write. As with all of her work thus far, I loved it.

This novella series will follow the Finishing School characters once they are adults. This first installment is a story about Preshea. I can't say too much, given the short nature of this story, without giving spoilers. But I loved learning more about a character that was in opposition to the main characters of Finishing School. (If you can deconstruct that sentence). Be forewarned... it's steamy! This was the perfect tide-over story to get me through until Imprudence released (review to come soon!) and I'm counting on the coming releases of more novellas to get me through the next two years until the next installment of The Custard P…

Book 165: "Xoe: Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My!" By Sara Roethle

Title: Xoe: Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh my! (Xoe Myers #1)
Author: Sara Roethle
Read in: Kindle eBook
Genre: Urban Fantasy- Young Adult

This is not a great book. It is shallow, over-descriptive, and incredibly predictable.  There are grammar errors everywhere. It is pretty much what you would expect from the Twilight fanbase of authors that are still following Stephanie Meyers in angsty Urban Fantasy.

The more of these books I read (I keep picking them up hoping that one day I'll find a gem) the more I wonder if teenagers are really so stupidly trusting. Would they actually meet some hot guy in the woods and immediately believe he is on their side so much to the extent that they trust him to protect them, stay in their room, and basically turn into a controlling stalker- all in the name of "love"? This one started out differently- the protagonist actually really didn't trust the hot new stranger. And turned out to be right that he was dangerous and crazy. H…

Book 161: "Romancing the Inventor" By Gail Carriger

Title: Romancing the Inventor
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: Steampunk Urban Fantasy Novella
Read In: Nook ePub

So, my fellow readers, I'm sure you know that this is a novella by Gail Carriger. If you've been following me long, you know that means I most likely adored it. You are correct. Carriger strikes again; she has yet to disappoint me with one of her pieces, novel, short story, or novella. This novella is a long-awaited story featuring Genevieve  Lefoux. Madam Lefoux is one of my favorite characters in The Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School Series, so it is extra nice to get yet another glimpse of her later in life- after the Parasol Protectorate Series has ended. In fact, many of the beloved characters from The Parasol Protectorate make an appearance, including Alexia and Conall.

The protagonist of the story is a new character. This is a GBLTQ friendly story (obviously, since it focuses on Madame Lefoux). I liked this novella because I thought it much closer to he…