- Author Jeff Lindsay
I’ve watched the first five series of the TV show and loved it, until it started tailing off. This isn’t a review of the programme though, but the book behind it, the incredible Darkly Dreaming Dexter. It may have helped to have the TV characters already embedded firmly in my brain but the writing is so clear and visual that I’m sure it wouldn’t have taken long to create my own.
It’s really a brilliant book. A unique, and intriguing, story with a strong structure and just the right balance of interest against repulsion - this is a serial killer we’re talking about, after all. From the introduction, there’s barely time to take a breath before you’re headlong into the story, getting inside the head of this character that is mostly good, sometimes bad, and self-confessedly not human.
I read this so quickly, just pored over it without being able to put it down. Great stuff, and I believe there’s a sequel so I’ll be on to that one soon!