by Jeff Lindsay
Doubleday (Random House)
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Description: Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.
Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.
Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.
The Good Stuff
- I'm sorry Carianne, I just love these Dexter books. He is such a charming monster that you cannot help but cheer for him a little. But he only kills bad people Carianne so its ok
- I also enjoy watching the TV version of Dexter as he is a tad more sympathetic and almost human. But lets face it, a more emotional Dexter isn't as fun as the witty psychopathic serial killer he is in the novels (yes I am slightly ashamed by this fact, but hello this is fiction people, if he was real I would want him behind bars -- ok and a part of me would want him offing those that pray on the innocent)
- Dark and wonderfully dryly witty - love the inner monologue of Dexter
- These Dexter books keep getting better and better and this time I am already impatiently awaiting the next book in this series. No spoilers but the ending will make you go WTF and than want to call up Lindsay and tell him to hurry up and write the next novel so I know what happens to our devilishly bad Dexter. How is he going to get out of this one I NEED to know
- Nice to see the more dark and witty Dexter after watching our loveable monster become way too sappy on the show
- I think some of this story probably came from Lindsay's experience with having his book made into a tv show - both the good and the bad and loved the commentary on the television industry
- There is a Princess Bride quote
- Opening chapter is hilarious and hooks you in right away
- Story is fast paced and keeps you guessing
The Not So Good Stuff
- The ending - come on Lindsay I am not a patient women - I need to know what happens next
- Must not read Dexter books on public transit. They make me howl with laughter and when people see the title on the book they slowly move away from you -- hmm never mind, that might be a good thing
"I really wanted to say that I looked for people like him and made them go away into neat bundles, carefully packed into heavy-duty garbage bags. But I realized that it was probably not the most politically correct answer."
"To know me is to love me, and I was very fond of me, too. A list of my finer qualities would easily occupy almost half the front side of a three-by-five card. Although the list does taper off rather dramatically after "good with a knife."
"It made me so angry that I could calm myself only by picturing Robert duct-taped to a table, with me standing happily above him clutching a fillet knife. Still, I ate his doughnuts."
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