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.

The book takes place when Dexter is twenty eight, and has been enjoying darily life of an unknown serial killer for about ten years. View the Lesson Plans. Dec 30, Mike rated it really liked it. View a FREE sample.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Summary & Study Guide

I had done it all right, all the same, all the way it had to be done. Sep 24, Lori rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Videos About This Book. He said something back. This review is brought to you by the letter D. One quick, slippery, pretty twist and the coil of fifty-pound-test fishing line settled tight. I don’t know a thing about it, except, of course, that Dexter is a murderer. For audio listeners, the audio version of this was well done. He thinks like a killer, yet still comes across as somewhat naive and innocent.

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And when it was right, take extra time to be sure. Father Donovan dexterr toward his car again. A nun came out and stood in the doorway, looking down at them for a moment before she spoke. The killer looks just like Dexter and turns out to be his brother. I often know how the killers are thinking. He immediately tells her that she is right “for all the wrong reasons,” which is blatantly untrue and presumably only there to make him dexrer smarter.


She is antagonistic towards Debra Morgan and, only reluctantly, promotes Debra to Homicide. She seems to take a sexual interest in Dexter in the first few episodes, but it stagnates very early in the series.

The novel’s protagonistDexter Morganworks for the Miami-Dade Police Department as a forensic blood spatter analyst. Brian Moser dates Debra under the alias Rudy Cooper, proposes to her, and then kidnaps her.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay

The nun laughed and darkkly something to Father Donovan. Different is as different does. He is less in touch with his human emotions dexted anything even slightly resembling it makes him feel “so this is what a person feels”. Views Read Edit View history. However, as they are introduced in this book, they come across as poorly explained vaguely paranormal filler.

This night was the Night. Father Donovan did not move. Getting back onto BCFDex. In the book, he lets his dagkly go presumably to show up again in some later installment.

When Dexter arrives on the scene, he discovers a murder that fascinates the killer inside of him. But he does have something of a conscience and lives by the Code of Harry, his cop foster father, who understood his nature and sought to help Dexter control it somewhat when he was a teenager.

So dirty– There were seven of them, seven small bodies, seven extra-dirty orphan children laid out on rubber shower sheets, which are neater and don’t leak.


On the contrary, even though you know he can’t really function normally, you want him to be happy. The show goes off the rails around season four, and the books become illogical after book two, but both the series are fun, to a point.

Estimate Based on audiobook length.

Then he fell forward onto his face and I let him snivel for a while before I pulled him up and onto his feet. We’re gifted with a lot more of Dexter’s flashbacks and his aversion to blood than in the books, if you can believe that. Read for minutes each day and finish within a month!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

While investigating this display, Deborah stumbles on an employee of the ice rink, who takes videos of the parking lot every night in order to post images of the hockey players on a fan website.

Though many aspects of this book are non-scientific, it is enjoyable nonetheless. And I didn’t want the cops to catch every serial killer out there. Jeff Lindsay Pages: He went obediently, head down, a good and docile victim. I loosened the noose for him. L’ho draemy un casino. And so I was always careful. In the end, I’d say this is a pretty good story, and it’s told with such an interesting protagonist that I enjoyed myself quite a bit more than I would have if he’d just been your run of the mill regular character.