Today I am reviewing: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
This was under the category: A Book About An Antihero
This is the story of a man named Dexter which Amazon calls "A polite wolf in Sheep's Clothing". He is a serial killer but he has a rule - he can only kill bad people. He has had sometime "off" about him since he was a child and taken in by an adoptive family. Now he works as a blood splatter expert for the police. This position helps him identify his victims. Now he is involved in a murder case that seems to be trying to be a copy cat of his own crimes. As one murder proceeds another, Dexter becomes more and more involved in trying to figure out who is committing them. He has mixed feelings - he wants to stop the killer because this person is killing innocent people. But he is also transfixed with the details and way this killer presents his victims.
This was a pretty good story. I had watched a few episodes of this show when it first started, and found it mildly entertaining. So I knew what I was getting into when I picked this book. The book - as usual - explained a lot more in detail the character and why he is the way he is. Dexter is emotionless - he cannot feel love or empathy for others. He never has. But he has had great practice of "playing human" and to the public he comes off as a kind, caring, well meaning person.
I recommend this book. Now that you know that the story is about, you can make your own decisions about reading this type of topic. But it was told well.
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