Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I have been a fan of the DEXTER series on Showtime since it's debut. I decided to read the novel that it is based on, DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay. I really wish I had read the novel first, because I would have been blown away by it. The Showtime series, at least season one, stayed pretty true to the novel, with a few exceptions that I won't go into so as not to spoil it for anyone.

The best thing about DDD is Lindsay's writing style. It is a first person POV and as much as I enjoy the TV narration, it comes across so much better in the novel. JL has a talent and wit that translates into many laughs during the course of the novel.

I will start on the next DEXTER novel, when time permits.

Overall, If you have not seen the Showtime series, you are in for a great ride with DDD. Even if you have, it is still a worthwhile read. Like a lot of novels, DDD does require that you suspend your belief system just a bit, but it's fiction and it very entertaining.


  1. That's freaky, I bought it on Monday as saw a couple of episodes and thought it was a cool idea. Looking forward to reading it, probably sometime next week as still to finish Under the Dome, Matt Hilton's new one and The Good Thief's guide to Las Vegas. But reckon DDD will be a bloodfest to marvel at.

  2. Lee,

    Curious, what's your take on "Under the Dome" I have been chipping away at, and am about 1/2 way through. I am a huge SK fan and am really digging it. Not only is the story cool, but I have laughed my arse off many times. The only bad think is that I feel so inept as a writer when I read SK.