Dearly Devoted Dexter

Dearly Devoted Dexter

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Homicidal maniac Dexter Morgan, narrator of the bestselling Darkly Dreaming Dexter, returns and must slip further into his foolproof domestic disguise to avoid the suspicions of Miami Police Sergeant Doakes.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, 2005.
ISBN: 9780385511247
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,22 cm.


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Mar 13, 2020

Totally understand now why the series deviated so drastically from the books - there’s no way they could have filmed this. A truly depraved monster condemning his enemies to an unspeakable fate. And, no, I don’t mean Dexter.
The description of “squealing potatoes” could put one off potatoes permanently. Not recommended to read while eating. But do read it if you love Dexter.

Oct 08, 2018

After seeing the TV series based on this, which I loved (well, until the final season), I was unpleasantly surprised by this book. The writing is workmanlike at best, and this is one of the very few novels that are much worse than their screen adaptations.

Jul 29, 2018

The first novel was similar to the first season. The show deviates starkly to this second novel. Too bad that it did. There is an over the top killer to pursue as well as Dexter's attempts to mimic real Humans. A fair bit of humor to offset the horrific crimes. A fairly quick read that is worth it if you are interested.

Jan 31, 2016

Better than the first

This one was better than Darkly Dreaming Dexter (the first of the series).

The introspective prose grows on you after a while, although still fairly close to purple prose territory.

Jun 16, 2015

great book lots of fun

May 21, 2015

These books just hook you right in!
Loved it!

ehbooklover Nov 03, 2013

Oh how I love the character of Dexter despite his obvious homicidal tendencies, but I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone with a weak stomach. Only the humour kept me from putting the book down as it is quite disturbing and for lack of a better word, gross.

Jun 17, 2013

Dexter is such a wickedly sick character. I find him so unique to read because no one human thinks like him. I liked this outing because the majority of the episode is his attempts to act "normal", to act "human" and it gets him into almost as much trouble as being himself does. Really graphic and disgusting case he works on in this one!

RONROSARIO Aug 24, 2012

Our intrepid hero...a couch potato? Perhaps the disguise has become too good. Or is our favorite serial killer the disguise? Dexter truly struggles with putting things right once again in his life by his ever constant managing of the ever pressing urges of The Dark Passenger.

Aug 21, 2012

This novel was fantastic and dark, yet it was also comedic in a astonishing way. I was hoping to read a dark and mysterious novel that would keep me on the edge of my seat, but instead I got something so much more :) I really enjoyed this novel, and am going to continue reading this authors novels.

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Veronica Martin
Jul 28, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Veronica Martin
Jul 28, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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