Dexter in the Dark

Dexter in the Dark

A Novel

eBook - 2008 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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Miami cop Dexter Morgan and serial killer (the Dark Passenger), one-in-the-same, investigate a double murder on the University of Miami campus while the burned and beheaded body count continues to mount.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307455734
0307455734
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 21 cm.

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amalyndb
Jan 31, 2016

So-so with religion thrown in

Dexter suffers an identity crisis: his dark passenger has left him. So, a lot of the book is him trying to cope with its absence.

I was on the fence with the religion/supernatural aspects thrown in. On one hand, interesting in terms of a backstory for the dark passenger. On the other hand, it came off at points as “devil made me do it” and confirming the typical bias of the general public as to pagan reconstruction being devil worshipping child sacrificing monsters (hint: we’re not…)

On the whole: better than the first.

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newfieshawn
Jul 06, 2015

Excellent book lots of great twists and what an ending

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tbebb
Jun 24, 2013

I am so drawn to the character of Harry Morgan, he is a dad that really makes every effort to give his child everything he can.

This outing is even more "out there" than the others, but worth the read. I didn't like the supernatural bend to it, but I did like the stripping bare of Dexter's psyche, it was a very interesting read!

jdaigle3 Nov 15, 2012

Dexter is a surprisingly likeable character for a serial killer. If you don't like that idea, don't read this series. If you do and don't mind a bit of gore this is a fantastic series!

RONROSARIO Aug 13, 2012

Who and what is The Dark Passenger? This time around we finally get to learn (somewhat) of the origin of his shadowy alter ego.

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aplumpe
Jul 16, 2012

Another dark one. Goes into where the Dark Passenger came from.

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Piemanthe3rd
May 19, 2012

Surely the worst of the first three. I begins well enough, but as time goes by, the whole connection to ancient god's and demons makes the series far less interesting and way less believable, where I found it's believability to be one of its strong points in the past.

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harkij
May 17, 2011

I absolutely loved the HBO series, which I why I started reading the book. I think the TV series actually turned out better than the book, just because you can do so much more visually and you can tone down the inner monologue a bit. But because the series deviated away from Lindsay's continuing plot, the books are an enjoyable read in and of themselves. The written character isn't as lovable as Michael Hall's portrayal, but I still find myself rooting for Dexter in the end.

But I'm not here to quibble over differences.

Dexter in the Dark is my favorite so far (but I still got two more to go). I liked it for its unique angle, not only as it concerns Dexter, but what it has to say for psychopaths everywhere. With every book I find myself more intrigued and biting my fingernails wondering how Dexter will ever get the best of his new subject.

Sam_tt Jul 12, 2010

What can be so scary as to scare away the dark passenger? You'll have to read it to dind out!

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frogger
Apr 19, 2010

Not as good as the first two.

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RONROSARIO Aug 10, 2012

A loveable serial killer. No, seriously. Truly enter the mind of a monster not unlike the average person...except that he's a serial killer, of course.

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RONROSARIO Aug 29, 2012

"She burned herself," Deborah said, very deliberately, like she was talking to a three-year-old. "And then she cut off her own head. So you would give her a good grade." "I hope you gave her at least a B for all that work," I said.

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