Dexter Is Delicious Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 Sep 2010
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Lindsay writes like a dream... **** (DAILY MIRROR)
Dexter has been making quite a name for himself over the last few years. Every new release hits the bestseller lists and the TV adaptation was simply stellar - not bad for a serial killer with dismemberment at the top of his skill-set. (DAILY RECORD)
With Lindsay anything is possible. He really does give you plenty to get your teeth into.**** (YORKSHIRE EVENING POST) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Due to severely pared down gore, this book reads more like a detective novel than a traditional Dexter novel, but is very enjoyable none the less. Jeff Lindsay writes better and better every book, with dialogue and pacing better that before. The plot in this one is a little weak however, with a couple of very obvious plot twists (probably best to call them plot kinks really), and some rather obvious sign posting.
Another disappointing evolution is Dexter's new found humanity. This essentially manifests as him being bossed around and manipulated, as well as being less focussed. This is a strange book in the series in some ways, being quite good, but in completely different ways than the previous Dexter novels. Recommended as a book in the series, especially with the intriguing reintroduction of an old character, but not a classic.
Naturally, having finished the TV series- and desperate for a further fix of thrills- I even ordered the full set of Lindsay’s books. Again I was not disappointed, they contained all the elements that I had loved from the series (most of all the dark humour) while being different enough that I didn’t feel like I was just running over the exact same story again (which excited me because it was like getting a whole new series with all the characters that I had grown so fond of).
Now I find myself, like my friend before me, not being able to recommend this series (and the books) highly enough!
Also, I might add, that if, like me, you find yourself desperately craving more when finishing everything ‘Dexter’ I have also stumbled upon another book in the Kindle store that you might appreciate too. It’s titled ‘The Buzz’: The Problems with Being a Serial Killer’ by the author M. P. d’Andilly. That’s about a killer too. It’s a different concept but has a similar sort of sarcastic/twisted humout to it in parts that I think fans of ‘Dexter’ will appreciate (I did).
I hope this review is helpful for you all.
When Dexter, a blood splatter expert, becomes involved at the behest of his detective sister with the disappearance of two teenage girls, all hell breaks loose. What Dexter discovers is not just an ordinary group of Goths with a vampire fetish, drinking blood, but a secret cabal of cannibals, ready and eager to devour human flesh.
Once again, Dexter is captivating. With sardonic humor and self-deprecating wit, he is quite amusing, even when faced with life and death decisions. Alas, his detective sister has become less so. In fact, as a character, I now find her one dimensional and downright tiresome. She is a one note joke, adding a discordant note to the book, as she has become unlikable. This is a shame, as she is a tie to Dexter's mentor, Harry, who enshrined the code by which Dexter and his Dark Passenger live.
Still, the book is enjoyable, overall, and fans of Dexter will not be disappointed. Readers will turn the last page of this book and find themselves eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
I would however like to echo what some other reviewers have mentioned regarding the "dumbing down" of the gore levels compared to other books in the series. Dexter's description of his killings isn't nearly as visceral or hard-edged as they have been (particularly in the first book), and for me this is partly due to what seems like a slight lack of anger and motive on the part of Dexter. His motive has changed from rage at the thought of (for example) children suffering at the hands of a deranged priest, to just wanting to make sure there are less bad people in Miami to hurt his new-born baby. I would plead with writer Jeff Lindsay to create some more evil characters for Dexter to really get annoyed about, even if it's just for his "minor killings" which are aside from the main plot.
Despite this, the book is still a very enjoyable read. As with most of the other books there are a couple of plot holes which aren't fully explained, but these really don't distract the reader too much. Certain aspects, including part of the ending can be a little bit predictable also, but the climax still manages to thrill in the classic Dexter way.
This probably isn't the right book to get started with if you are new to the Dexter series, but if you enjoyed the first two and were disappointed with books three and four, I would encourage you to give this a go. I certainly wasn't disappointed.
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