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Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeff Lindsay
The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend.This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay's Dexter's Final Cut.
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StayCurious
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#jazzyjune @Eggs In this book about charming serial killer Dexter, the character Doakes has a #sneakysuspicion that something is not right with Dexter, and has no problem telling him so.

Eggs This photo 🔪 🧟‍♂️ 2d
Freespirit Great pic👻 2d
StayCurious @Eggs @Freespirit Thanks 🤗 My husband wanted me to add blood spatter with ketchup - I thought that might be overdoing it! 2d
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Freespirit Ha ha I like his style😂 2d
Birdsong28 I wonder what your neighbors must be thinking if they saw that being set up!! 📚📖 2d
StayCurious @Birdsong28 ha! I probably should have thought of that. I will do anything for a good photo challenge! 2d
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AshleyHoss820
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Say what you will, but this series flipped the script on anti-hero/serial killer narratives. Are we really rooting for him!? Are we really annoyed with Sgt. Doakes for being the only instinctually accurate detective!? Are we clapping our hands gleefully along with the Dark Passenger!? Yes. Yes, we are. I enjoyed this book‘s dark humor and sharp wit. While it‘s different from the show, I ain‘t bovvered.

Amiable Great review! Agreed! 3d
AshleyHoss820 @Amiable Thank you!! 😄😄😄 2d
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LiterRohde
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“I'm not sure what I am. I just know there's something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don't talk about it, but it's there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he's driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don't fight him, I don't want to. He's all I've got. Nothing else could love me.”

#StarTrekSummerMay | 24: #IdentityCrisis

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks This one is really heavy. You either make me think or laugh. This is a think. 3w
LiterRohde @Megabooks Yeah. I‘m kind of extreme like that. Sorry. 3w
Megabooks @LiterRohde Don‘t apologize!! I love your quotes! 3w
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GidgetsTreasures75
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5-9-19: My 37th finished book of 2019! 📖#️⃣3️⃣7️⃣ #darklydreamingdexter #jefflindsey

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ToniSwinehart6
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Mehso-so

I started the TV series first, decided to give the books a try. They're so different I still don't know if I like the book, one of the very few times I think the show may be better. Jeff Lindsay's descriptions of the moon always entertain me, he has an interesting way of writing, I like it just different than I've read before. Less gore and murder than I expected. 7 more books to determine my favorite , for now I will give it a 2.5⭐/5.

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Clwojick
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I fully admit to starting my first #MayMadness book a few hours early 😅🤷🏻‍♀️ But I needed something to listen to while I worked on my #BulletJournal.

I just finished the audiobook(3x the speed works every time) & I‘ve got to say that it surprised me a little. I‘ve never seen the show, so I was surprised to find how twisted the main character actually is. I just remember the commercials showing that cute guy 😂 Does anyone recommend the show?

KathyWheeler I liked the show — it gets less good in the later seasons (and a couple of twists really irritated me) but it‘s still a good show. 2mo
TheWintergarden For me, Dexter is up there with Breaking Bad. It's very good and the characters are complex, witty, Dexter is charming and deeply flawed but hey, he kills bad guys and some girls...so...yes it's bloody Brilliant.🤩💜💜💜💜💖 2mo
RadicalReader 3x sped up that‘s genius 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
JenReadsAlot I love Dexter!! 2mo
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darklydreaming
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1. I think I just did a search in the App Store - was so happy to come across it!
2. Midnight blue hair. I‘m very seriously considering it!
3. Meatloaf. My family never made it!
4. The Nanny, Sister Wives, Reality TV shows (some...and I rarely get to watch them!)
5. The book ‘Darkly Dreaming Dexter‘ + the fact that I tend to have odd dreams 🌚

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

pepsicola Thanks for playing!! 2mo
Susanita 💙💙💙 2mo
BiblioLitten Midnight blue is a beautiful colour. 💙 2mo
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BookBumming
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(#2 in the series)

It is a horrific way to start off October. And I mean that in the most positive way.
The book is MUCH different than the show. And that isn‘t a bad thing! I didn‘t know what to expect. Dexter‘s relationship with his step children is very complex and has me dying for the next in the series. Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Morbidly hilarious crime fiction!!

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nrjohnso
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Mehso-so

I guess I'm in the minority on this one. If you're looking for a real page turner this is NOT it. Although some parts piqued my interest, for the most part it was boring dialogue. Recommended only for patient readers!
Overall Score 3.5/5.0

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TheFunkyBookworm
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Might as well go with something a little different for today‘s prompt 🤷‍♀️ 🔪

#Ihaveadream #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

SailorMoon OMG I had no idea Dexter was based on a book!!! I am obsessed with that tv show!!! 5mo
Buechersuechtling Can‘t wait to read your opinion. Wanted to read it before we saw the TV show but found it nowhere. It‘s also a book series, isn‘t it❓ 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @SailorMoon @Buechersuechtling yes, actually it‘s a series of books! I started watching the show when it first came out on Netflix and you had to send dvds back and forth lol we never made it past season 1 but I really need to restart and watch the entire thing!! 5mo
Buechersuechtling @TheFunkyBookworm Yes, I strongly recommend that. It‘s really worth it. 😃 5mo
Abby2 The books are really really good. I loved the series. If you enjoy dark humor this is the best. 5mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Mehso-so

Book two done for #24in48 and I've already started listening to the second. The really just curious to see where this goes compared to the TV series. So far, there's a LOT about it that's unlikable: annoying, repetative, convoluted, and like the author thinks his readers are just stupid. Dexter is not as charming or as clever as the show. Just *cringe*

Also, so far VERY different plot-wise from the show.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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The first in the series! I bought one for me and one for my daughter! 👏🏼

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BookyWorm
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Mehso-so

You can see any they made a show out of this. It was interesting to go along as Dexter as he tried to understand a world of interaction that we know instinctively. My only complaint is that the ending doesn‘t feel resolved. It goes like it is, but it came off like I missed something. I am interested in reading the next one though.

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Chocamanda
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Of course the book is better than the series! In this format, the reader gets a more in-depth perspective of the different characters in the series. The ending in the book is also slightly different than season 1. The audiobook is narrated by the author, and unfortunately he does not do a very good Spanish accent, and he mispronounces certain Spanish words. Overall, I enjoyed it. For such a bloody book, it's an easy read.

reginacharlotte I just threw out a bunch of my mom's Dexter dvds! They'd gotten all scratched up by a mischevious little white dog 😂 13mo
Chocamanda @reginacharlotte sounds like Cheeseburger is trying to help you downsize for the move. He knows! 😱 13mo
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Chellebearss
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It‘s a split screen kind of night along with starting a new book! #GoToronto #TorontoStrong

keys_on_fire Talk about multi tasking! 😆 14mo
Chellebearss @keys_on_fire 😝😂😝 14mo
CouronneDhiver 💙 14mo
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WeeziesBooks
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect with this one (I don‘t watch TV and haven‘t seen the show), but I was pretty impressed. Darkly humorous with an oddly self-aware main character... I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

laundry_piles It was my favorite show of all time! So good! 13mo
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WeeziesBooks
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I got the entire series for $10 at the used bookstore! #currentlyreading

Melwilk The books are fun. The storyline is quite different from the HBO show. 1y
WeeziesBooks @Melwilk I don‘t watch TV so that won‘t bother me! 1y
Melwilk @WeeziesBooks Wow, I put HBO show, and it clearly says Showtime right on the cover 😂 I hear you. I don‘t watch a lot of TV either, but I did like this show. The season with the Trinity killer was pretty awesome, in my opinion. Overall, I liked the book series better. Dexter is definitely a great antihero! 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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🔪 #EmojiMadness

#BookNerd 📚💙

somebooksaround 🙌🙌so good! 1y
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FantasyChick
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I don't know why it took me so long to start this series. I loved the show and I am loving the books!! Dexter definitely has a 'Bundy-like' quality to him but with more feeling. Not your typical sociopath for sure! Will be continuing the series in the new year!!!
Also, pretty sure the next book works for a #pop18 prompt so yay!!!!
#multitasking #serialkillerbooks

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FantasyChick
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When the book you're reading makes you crave a rewatch. Love Dexter!!! #booksandtv

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FantasyChick
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Just a little 'light' reading while waiting for Santa to show up. Hopefully sometime soon because even though I'm loving this book....I'm exhausted. #whywontthosekidssleep
Merry Christmas All!!!!

Melissa_J Merry Christmas!! We left some of your cookies out for Santa 🎅🏻 1y
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collegecatlady
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(Sorry for the glare) Got a new tattoo yesterday and I know it's not perfect because portraits are never perfect but I think it's awesome. Planning the other thigh to be Walter White!

Crystalblu I think its Awesome! 2y
Soubhiville I freaking love it! 😍 2y
quirkyreader That is some cool Darkly Dreaming Dexter ink. (edited) 2y
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Leftcoastzen Wow bold ! Love it! 2y
josie281 I could tell who it was and I don‘t watch the show. Great piece! 2y
AmyG Oooo, Walter White! 2y
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jen_hayes7
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Who is more appropriate for #macabremonday than good old Dexter?! I really enjoyed these, despite the very cringeworthy moments. If you watched the series, but haven't read the books, the storylines divert pretty quickly and once you get over that confusion they're great! Please excuse the adorable photobomber. #hallowreads #catsoflitsy #lennox

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monkeygirlsmama
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#AndItsAugust

Because I jumped the gun yesterday and did today's prompt early, I'm now playing #catchup and responding to yesterday's prompt today. 😁

Dexter Morgan is one of my favorite book/tv characters. He isn't your quintessential hero, and he doesn't #SaveTheWorld in the way you'd expect a good guy to. He's a bad guy, but a Robin Hood of sorts. That's right, he's serial killer with a moral code; he only goes after the bad guys. 🤗💉🔪❤️

Bambolina_81 My mum just watched the boxset and is now working her way through the books...she is completely in love with Dexter 😁 2y
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FantasyChick
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I did a horrible thing today. I bought books. Like a lot of books. I have been put on a buying ban for August. I'm not allowed to bring books into the house until I find space for more. BUT ebooks take no space at all....and I had some gift cards so......😁😵🛍📕📕📕
And yes....most of these I #BlameItOnLitsy haha
I also edit the titles after I sync so I know the reading order #idonthaveaproblemyouhaveaproblem

WanderingBookaneer Sounds like @gibblr ! 😂 2y
gibblr Hahaha yes I definitely did this one night!! No regrets!!!! 2y
FantasyChick Hahaha @gibblr at least I'm not alone on this one! The only problem now is what to read first!! 😏 #bookishproblems 2y
gibblr Yeah I don't think I've read any of the ones I bought on that one bi he night 😬 2y
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Kenziejo
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My third finished book in the #24in48 Readathon. I enjoyed this one for the most part, mainly for its humor. A couple of the characters really drove me crazy.

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Kenziejo
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@CoveredInRust and I picked up some Timbits from Tim Hortons to start of our #24in48 Readathon. We've been snacking on donuts all night, but there is plenty of healthy snacks too! (We just haven't managed to make it to those ones yet.. ) 😂😁

CoveredInRust Hey, the sandwiches have veg on them! 2y
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Kenziejo
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It's hour 6 of the #24in48 Readathon and my #shelfie has three books less than it did 6 hours ago. 💪🏼

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NadiaBatista
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Bailedbailed

So... this happened. #sorrynotsorry
Life is too short to waste time on readings that mean nothing to me. I made it to chapter 3 but I couldn't force myself anymore.

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NadiaBatista
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And so the last book for #darkathon is here. I still have to read a horror tale, but as for the full book, this is the only that's left. I hope it is a nice read, since the two other books for this marathon weren't that enjoyable!

#jefflindsay #dexter #serialkillers #currentlyreading

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Chey12
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I am unlovable...I have tried to involve myself in other people, in relationships, and even - in my sillier moments - in love. But it doesn't work. Something in me is broken or missing and sooner or later the other person catches me Acting or one of Those Nights comes along.

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Bowiebooklover
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"Whatever made me the way I am left me hollow, empty inside, unable to feel. It doesn't seem like a big deal. I'm quite sure most people fake an awful lot of everyday human contact. I just fake it all. I fake it very well, and the feelings are never there."

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Bookworm54
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Dexter is a #CompletePsycho and yet his moral code makes him kind of likeable... 🔪🔪🔪

#Characters2017

LibrarianRyan It does doesn't it. I've only gotten to season 4 or 5 in the show but one of these days I'm going to read the books. 2y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
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AccioAlltheBooks
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A serial killer with a heart and strict code by which he only kills "bad" people. Dexter is definitely a dangerous type. #rockinmay #dangeroustype

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MatchlessMarie
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#maybookflowers
The 🍩 mentions in this one book, let alone the series is enough to create an #obsession 😉🤤

HotMessJess Did you put sprinkles on cherrios?!? 2y
MatchlessMarie @HotMessJess Sprinkled Donut Crunch Cereal 👌 2y
HotMessJess Dayummmmm. What a time to be alive!! 😛 2y
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Suzze
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I was in love with Dexter from the day I "met" him, when the publisher sent an advance copy along with the best bookmark ever. #riotgrams #favoritevillian

stargazerblue49 Yasssss! 2y
MicheleinPhilly OMG! I LURVE Dexter! ❤❤❤❤ 2y
Matchkim You're right, that bookmark is friggin awesome! Never read the books, just watched the show. 2y
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Alfoster Of course I would love him too! Read them all❤❤❤! Have you read the Chelsea Cain books? (Female serial killer😱)! 2y
Suzze @Alfoster I've read Heartsick. 4⭐️ I also read One Kick, also 4⭐️. 2y
Alfoster I didn't love the new series starting with One Kick but I did love the first series with Archie!❤ 2y
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mrsa_d
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Pickpick

Maybe if I didn't have feelings, like Dexter, I could make it through the next 4 years. This was good, but I'm not sure I'll read the rest of the series.

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mrsa_d
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I am listening to the audio of this and am loving it! But not sure if I could read 8 books if they are all different versions of this one. Anyone read past book one and can tell me if it is worth it? The last book in the series is "Dexter is Dead" which is intriguing. #audiobooks #crime #mystery

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youngreadrshelf
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My husband loves the show so I bought him the book. 😜 he enjoyed it and insisted that I should read it (like I don't have enough books on my #TBR pile) 🙄 But I am and it's interesting. Seems like it is trying to make killing more palatable. (So it's okay to kill if they are killers)

Melwilk The Dexter books are great. They are very different from the series. The characters are the same, but the storylines are different. The first book is the closest to the show. 2y
youngreadrshelf @Melwilk that's what my husband said. He's not a big reader and I was hoping this would grab him. He prefers the show. *sigh* 2y
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tasha
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Alfoster Oh, love the Dexter series😳😳😳! 3y
niki.inwonderland Thanks for making me hungry =p 3y
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CoffeeNinja007
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Pickpick

I'd almost forgotten how quick of a read these were...but nothing like a long road trip and a good book.

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Suzze
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I should have posted this yesterday for #Booktober. My bookmark that came with the advance copy of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. It was hard to get a clear photo of it. It is supposed to be a blood splatter on a slide. So it's clear. And, of course this fits today's #antihero theme too! #octphotochallenge

kristina_with_a_k Ahhhh!! I'm so jealous!! I love Dexter! 3y
Suzze @kristina_with_a_k Me too! I don't keep a lot of books once I've read them, but I keep my arc with the bookmark in it. 3y
Betty Looks like a smiley face in the blood 3y
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Suzze @Betty Yep. Sure is. 3y
Alfoster Dexter is the best/worst villain ever!🔪🔪🔪 3y
BookishFeminist this also would be a great choice for #antihero for @LibrarianRyan's #octphotochallenge too! 3y
Suzze @BookishFeminist I realized that after I posted it. Maybe I'll edit. Thanks. 3y
melbeautyandbooks Love it! 3y
Melwilk @Suzze I believe this is my first ever case of bookmark envy. That's awesome! 3y
RealLifeReading Great bookmark! 3y
Suzze @Melwilk The only bookmark I've ever not used. Safely tucked away. 3y
sprainedbrain Omg love it!! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 5 of #octphotochallenge is #antihero... and Dexter Morgan is definitely one of my favorites. I can't think of any other books I have read where I was rooting for the serial killer. 😳

Alfoster Oooo, I love Dexter too!! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings ooooh!!! Great choice! 3y
I-read-and-eat I love Dexter!!!! 3y
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MeganAnn Excellent choice! Dexter is my husband's favorite and I enjoyed watching the tv series with him as well. 😁👍🏻 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie I love Dexter, such a good choice! 3y
akfreeborn This was my other pick! Dexter is great! 3y
Kaylamburson Are the books as good as the show? I heard the books are a bit disappointing after watching the whole series. 3y
sprainedbrain @Kaylamburson I have only seen the first couple seasons on the show, and I had read the books first. I like them both, for different reasons. 3y
Cortg I loved this show...I really should read the book! 3y
Kaylamburson Hmm, thanks @sprainedbrain. Maybe I'll have to try them! 3y
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I binge watched the TV show for the first time last summer and enjoyed it. So I decided to read the book to find out how it all started. I usually say, the book was better. The book was alright, but I enjoyed the show better. The first season of the show follows this first book pretty closely, but the characters in the book were a bit flat.

ReadingOver50 Love the Dexter books. Dexter's step kids are so evil in the books. 3y
ReadingOver50 @RStorey the books explore the kids sociopathic tendencies 3y
[DELETED] 2852984487 @ReadingOver50 Very interesting. I may go back and read some more of the series...the books aren't very long. 3y
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Callemarie
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Favorite siblings goes to Dexter and Deb in the Dexter series for #augustphotochallenge #day12 #augustofpages. Plus I'm in love with Michael C. Hall.

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Awesome choice. I never watched the series. Maybe I should give the books a go. 3y
Callemarie @TheSpinecrackersBookClub omg. Watch the series like right now!!!! It was greatly cast and so good!!! 3y
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Kristy_K
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Season 1 of the tv show Is basically identical, so if you've seen it then the book holds no real surprises.

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SarahKay
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The most memorable Dexter quote.

sherrynuts I loved the Dexter books. Maybe I should re-read them... 3y
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UltraVioletRosie
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Mehso-so

I feel like Jeff Lindsay is a bit lazy. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT!! The idea is awesome, and the characters are really great!! But he rushes it...it has so much potential. Wow I'm about to admit this...the show is better.

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