Dexter #1 Dexters Dunkle Drømme
Title: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Series: Dexter #1
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Published in English: 2006
Dansk titel: Dexters Dunkle Drømme
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2019
Forlag: Mrs. Robinson
Finished Reading: May 2020
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened—of himself or some other fiend
Michael C. Hall is Dexter, sorry. If you have not guessed it yet, Michael is the one playing Dexter Morgan on Showtime’s television adaption of Jeff Lindsays work. He should be proud as hell taking his work to the next level. It was the same thing that happened with True Blood, the original source wasn’t nearly as good as the television adaption. Whilst the beginning of the book was very similar to the series and therefor like re-watching it, it because apparent very early on that the book lacks the depth and character development that the show possesses. This is the first book of many but frankly, it doesn’t feel like it’s headed somewhere.
Credit is due here since he created a character that ended up putting shame to nearly every television series out there. I’m sure that if you haven’t watched the beloved series, you’ll love this book since Dexter is no stranger. However, the rest of the characters lack bigtime. I’d go so far as to say they were unrecognizable. Some of them we didn’t even get to know before they were gone again. To be honest there is not a lot to say, the only thing you get to know through this book is Dexter and his dark passenger and even that isn’t a success. I’d recommend you watching the series and passing on this book.