Monday, July 9, 2012

Book Review: Dearly Devoted Dexter

Okay. Dexter book number two. Review time.

Dearly Devoted Dexter is a much better novel than the first in this series. I've already expressed my dislike for book-Deb. Well, she doesn't really get much better in this novel, but I can stand her presence more here.

This book flows much better, to me. It seems like Lindsey planned the storyline out a little better than he did the first one. It was more of a mystery, despite the ever-present "who-dunnit" feel to the entire thing.

We also get to know Sgt. Doakes's back story a little better in this novel, something I don't believe is ever revealed in the TV show. Rita and the kids become bigger parts of Dexter's life here too, especially Cody.

A good book overall. But don't look to this book for any clues as to where the TV show progresses in the second season. It is a loose relationship the two mediums have with each other. One is drawing on the other for inspiration and that is it. 

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