Dexter Morgan, the namesake of Lindsay’s first novel, is one of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature. This is mainly. Darkly Dreaming Dexter Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more. Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome —Tulsa World“Jeff Lindsay sure does it right with Darkly Dreaming Dexter.” —Cleveland.

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the story of Dexter Morgan, serial killer. Rita, his girlfriend, is a survivor of domestic violence and is not interested in sex. And it makes so much more sense on the TV show that he’s Dexter’s brother.

As if he knew how to create a mess, but not how to get his characters out of it. After finishing this book I had to pop on-line right after to order the sequel.

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Dexter’s personality may appear to be more or less human than it does in the series, however he is a lot more psychological in this novel as he spends a lot of time speaking from within his head.

Except the old vegetable garden out in the side yard. And I was having too much fun to stop now. No, I do my job to make order out of chaos.

So I picked up Darkly Dreaming Dexter with more than a little trepidation.

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Deborah is described as voluptuous, with a centerfold’s body. He taught music to the children at St. It had bothered me just to know it was there since I had set it up for him. Lindsay reveals the basics of what happened, but not the details.


I did find the writing to be a bit debutish, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing There was a little blood and that made me madder.

My hunches were often quite good. He raised them to me but could not look anymore. Dexter claims to be devoid of human emotion, but he does harbor feelings of a sort for the people in his life, including his foster sister Deborah, his girlfriend Rita whom he supposedly dates solely to gain the appearance of a normal social lifeand Rita’s children, Astor and Cody. For a moment, having finished, I was curious dreay about the development of the only potentially interesting plot thread at the end of the book to consider reading the second.

I don’t know a thing about it, except, of course, that Dexter is a murderer.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Summary & Study Guide

Please, you have to understand–” “I do understand, Father,” I said, and there was something in my voice, the Dark Passenger’s voice now, and the sound of it froze him.

The story unfolds as Dexter begins describing his night and the urge to kill, targeting a man named Father Donovan. Rather than seek counseling, Harry teaches Dexter how to indulge his needs without getting caught. It didn’t blow my mind or anything, but it was still a pretty great book. Read more from the Study Guide.

I had left a battery lamp standing on the floor beside the door and I turned it on. I binge watched Dexter on Netflix a couple years ago and was hoping I would love the books just as much as I loved the television series.


It was suddenly very quiet. These dreams cause the desire to kill in Dexter to come to life. It must have looked even darker to Father Donovan. Yet he’s ambivalent – he so admires this killer’s work, does he really want to see it end? Before Harry Morgan -Dexter’s foster father- died, he taught his son to only kill people who have gotten away with murder as a way to channel his homicidal urges.

Then what would I do for a hobby? Characters such as Masuoka and Batista are also fairly minor within this novel, appearing at crime scenes certainly He is out of touch with human emotion. While Deborah and Dexter begin their investigation, Detective LaGuerta, who is officially in charge of the case, begins her own.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

However, before Deborah can retrieve the images, she is kidnapped. The events are very similar to the events in Season 1 of DEXTERthe series, but after season 1 the storyline veers away from the books. There were quite a few bits that had me chuckling, whether they were from Dexter’s lack of comprehension of other people’s actions or motives seriously, I think he’s just on the spectrum or his inner judgement of them To view it, click here.