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Jeff Lindsay: Dearly Devoted Dexter

Discussion in 'Crime Fiction, Thrillers, & Mysteries' started by avidfanftw, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. avidfanftw

    avidfanftw New Member

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    I stumbled across this fantastic book, "Dearly Devoted Dexter", by Jeff Lindsay. Ok I know that the title sounds more than corney, but this book will leave you with laughter and a cold chill all at the same time. Seriously great book.
    avid;)
     
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    I'm currently reading this book and it is excellent.
    I had read everywhere that after the first season of the show, it was going to go in a different direction from the books, but there are a lot of similarities between this second book and the second season.
    Just wanted to bump up this thread, I'll post again after I finish it.
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    Here's the thread to the first book:
    http://www.bookandreader.com/forums/f36/jeff-lindsay-darkly-dreaming-dexter-10699.html
     
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    This second book was excellent. As I mentioned in the first book's thread, I hadn't read Darkly Dreaming Dexter in two years and that seemed just fine while reading this one. It was easy just jumping in. The main "killer" of the book (Dex excluded) was so interesting. his technique was insane and of course drove his victims insane. Dexter was hilarious. I loved it when Dexter referred to the victims as
    squealing pillows, or yodeling potatoes, etc. (or something like that)
    . Made me actually laugh out loud.

    I liked this a lot better than the first one, but it wasn't very suspenseful. I was not on the edge of my seat.

    Also, Dexter isn't as likable in the book as he is in the show.
     
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    http://www.bookandreader.com/forums/showpost.php?p=283109&postcount=21

    What did you think about
    Cody & Astor having their own dark passengers
    ?
     
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    Yeah, for sure
    I hadn't realised there was also a thread for the second book...

    I loved that detail. I think it can originate a very interesting plot line for the next books. It was also interesting to see Dexter empathize with someone,
    especially when he's drowning in the car and his "last thoughts" go to Cody. So maybe there's at least a little bit of humanity in him?
     
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    In the middle of "Dearly Devoted Dexter." and just bought two Inspector Morse books form a charity shop "The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn."and "The Remorsefull Day."
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    I love the show, I will have to give the book a try.
     
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    Can anyone tell me the order in which the Dexter books were written? I'd like to read them in the correct sequence.
     
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    I love this show as well...I should have known it was based on a book. I would like to know the order as well so I can purchase these.
     
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    I'm sure you have found it by now:
    Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    Dearly Devoted Dexter
    Dexter in the Dark (slightly disappointing)
    Dexter by Design
    Dexter is Delicious (not out yet)

    The second book is indeed very good.
    Cody's passenger was a really good idea but it isnt handled so well in the following books I'm afraid. and I have to agree the climax isnt as good as in the first one. The gore parts are great and so original.
     
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    Thanks Vall3y, for the list. I have the first two which I have read, so now I know how to follow on.
     
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    Thanks for the order! I am going to order the first one today!
     
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    Vall3y. There appears to be another Dexter book out on sale in Amazon.com
    Querido Dexter. Saw it when looking for the others.
     
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    Yeah, for sure
    I'm guessing that's either a portuguese or spanish version of Dearly Devoted Dexter.
     
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    Good job I didn't buy it then:lol:
     
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    Received Dexter by Design in the post today.
     

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