Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Book #8 for 2016
PopSugar Challenge Category: A murder mystery

I’m still kind of waffling between one and two stars for this one. I’ve watched the TV show sporadically and liked it a lot, even when it was ridiculously far-fetched. The TV team did a great job of taking this source material — which was not only far-fetched to the point of being nonsensical, but annoyingly repetitive to boot — and turning out a darkly humorous, suspenseful, and intriguing show. I suspect the book was also predictable, but I’ve seen too much of the show to be able to judge that objectively.

I was wanting very much to enjoy this book, but I can’t recommend it to any but the most die-hard fan who wants to experience all things Dexter. Well, uh, not all things. Obviously. For everybody else, just watch the show.

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