Ear a character bitching about the nonsense over and over and OverThe Coincidences In This coincidences in this are so obviously slapped together that not even the dark comedy could save this read for me You have Rita thinking that Dexter s cheating because he s always disappearing and coming home sweaty Then someone frames him for infidelity Mind ou this bad guy doesn t know that Rita thinks Dexter s cheating These two events just happen to occur at the same time There is no reason for Rita to suddenly start believing Dexter is stepping out His routine hasn t changed in five boo Oh Dexter Let me count the ways I love Internet Marketing for Smart People you First offou are so slick and hopeless at the same time I adore the messes Spanked in her Messy Diaper (An ABDL Tale) you get into Secondly ifou have to have side kicks to Tales From Underwood your story then who better thanour potty mouth sister difficult stepchildren and flighty but lovely wife Thirdly After the Kiss (Sex, Love Stiletto, you are a funny funny man twisted but funny Fourthlyour stance on criminals now who can argue with that Fifthly Malcolm McDonald on Marketing Planning you re a club scout participant who doesn t love a serial killer cub scout Reason the sixth Double Dexter my highly anticipatedearly fall treatIt s a killers dream life great job fantastic family and time for deadly visits on the side what could be better That is until Dexter is caught in the act by some unknown observer Life uickly spirals into fits of worry and gasp emotion while Dexter fusses over who his mystery follower could be and if he s safe Meanwhile life goes on as crimes continue as per usual in Miami and Rita worries about the size of their house and if they should up size But Dexter s shadow is wittier than expected and between Rita work and the kids it seems like Daddy Dexter has both gotten a little soft and might have finally met his matchThis might have been my favorite Dexter book Digital Marketing In A Week yet I love what a tailspin family life has Dexter in If he s not trying to work out all of Rita s cryptic subtext and nonsensical conversations he s mooning over Lily Anne or trying to tame angsty tween Astor Meanwhile Brian is also still popping by for Friday family dinners and Debs is uite confusingly depending on her partner for a change Clearly Dexter is no match to simple every day family lifeAnd funny Yea Gods I was chortling the whole way through this latest Dexter Dramody The Cub scout Wilderness Weekend had me in tears and the hubby was uite sick of my case of the giggles by bedtime But so help me the Cub scout leaders tirade on the deadly creatures of the great outdoors coupled with Dexter and Cody s death by mosuito is enough to make me die laughing all over again just thinking about itInsert the race to the finish competition between Dexter and his shadow and this book was 100% a page turning laugh out loud winner As a pure bonus of joy the story trundles down to Key West and staggers smack into the middle of Hemingway Days which was all the enjoyable knowing that author Jeff Lindsay s wife is Hemingway s niece Oh and did I mention there s a shark too No Well I supposeou ll just have to read Double Dexter for Le commerce des fourrures en occident a la fin du moyen-age (2 vol) yourself then To be honest I ve only read the first three books in the Dexter series prior to reading this one which having read those first three books I probably never would have read if I hadn t won it in an online giveaway I don t remember Rita being as IMMENSELY ANNOYING in the first three books as she is in this one Maybe she lost her ability to complete a sentencethought somewhere in the fourth and fifth books I m not sure I also remember Dexter having some amount of depth and problem solving skills in the earlier books that was pretty much absent here There was than one occasion where a clue was revealed that made me think that Dexter would catch on to it uickly because it was that obvious but then another chapter or so would go past with him blissfully unaware until he stumbled over it after the fact I guess it was nice getting to feel smarter than the character pretty regularly but when I m reading something about someone who needs to be able to put two and two together to keep from dyinggoing to jail it s pretty disappointingAlso I can understand being proud ofour child and their development especially in the case of a first child and an infant but the near CONSTANT belittling of Dexter s nephew in order to praise his daughter got real old real fast The jabs at the kid s intelligence and progress were off putting to say the leastAll in all the book was okay but it doesn t inspire me to pick up what I missed or to wait breathless for the next in the serie. With the fact that his witness is not only circling him but determined to expose him Dexter is being followed manipulated and mimickedleading him to realize that no one likes to have a double especially when his double's goal is to kill him Double Dexter is complex and suspenseful and as always raucously entertainingfull of smart thrills and dark laughs that move effortlessly from a keen portrayal of Miami to Key West and beyond Like the previous five bestselling novels in the Dexter series this one is alive with the witty macabre originality that has propelled Jeff Lindsay to international succe.Sharp and wicked wit which is in full view in this installment This may be the first Dexter book since number one that had me laughing in this installment This may be the first Dexter book since number one that had me laughing loud Dexter has been a somewhat uneven book series but with this one and Dexter is Delicious the author has managed to get his groove back Normally I find these books to be fun fast reads a bit goofy but entertainingSo where the hell did all of this misogyny come from Was I reading with half of my brain for the past several books The answer must be Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing yes At least before I found Astor and Deb to both be well developed and interesting women This book has Astor transformed into a stereotypical flighty bitchy teenage girl there s a memorable scene of her turning into her mother as they try to pack for a trip and throw identical hissy fits about having nothing to wear Deb is softened by having had a baby it says that it actually says it and doesn t spend much time onscreen anyhow and then there s RitaI know she s supposed to be an idiot I know that But this book spent half of its pages on making her out to be a stereotype jealous wife and irresponsible mother and wouldou like to know how we know this is true as readersWell mainly because she starts bringing home her work as an accountant and working through dinner which means she doesn t cook Yes readers Her failure to cook dinner because she has to do her job mind Dexter is working late at his and doesn t seem to think he should ever cook is construed as her failure as a mother and wife She isn t cooking so she isn t worth a damnExcuse me whatThere s plenty of other really uncomfortable stuff like the constant use of the adjective whorish to describe the justice system that Dexter doesn t care for or the fact that women never seem to speak full sentences in this book or sentences that make sense seriously read Camilla or Rita s dialogue or try to The plot was serviceable and I enjoyed Dexter s interaction with his brother but I would like to throw the rest of it at the wallIt s one thing when a character is a misogynist which I could totally believe of Dexter but it s entirely another when I can t find any evidence that the writer thinks this is a bad thing In fact this book seems a little John Ringo esue Thumbs very down I m Doubly Despondent to Discourse about this but the beginning 3 4 pages of this book are so Despairingly Dreadful that if this had been my first Dexter novel I
would have stopped reading and never picked up another Here s thehave stopped reading and never picked up another Here s the couple of linesOf course there are clouds They take over the sky and hide that pulsing swollen moon that is clearing its throat above them Clearing its throat Seriously And it only gets worse from there It is the most floridly purple few pages I have ever read in a story that wasn t fanfic Luckily however it is only the Dark Passenger who writes like a twelve ear old girl addicted to purple ink After we get past those few pages we switch to Dear Darkling Dexter s POV and we are back into a Delightful Drama of Disturbed and Demonic and solid proseIt s beginning to feel rather strange to be addicted to both the novels and the tv show however with their similar but diverging storylines I can deal with the total difference of personality I B 78% Good Notes Not entirely original but gives storylines and elements from previous books a polished and satisfying do over Alternate titles for this book Dexter Doesn t Do Dinner Dexter Gets a Cold Dexter Joins Boy Scouts and Dexter Meets JawsLet me get the really horrible shit out of the way I get the fact that Rita has always been the house wifey sort I dig that she enjoys cooking and cleaning and raising her kids I get that My wife and I have been together for fifteen ears She hasn t applied for a job since 2005 I would never say she hasn t had a job since 2005 because being a stay at home Mom is probably one of the hardest jobs there is This is a mutually agreed upon thing She wanted to stay home and raise the kids homeschool them and I want whatever makes her happy This does not give me the right to bitch when she doesn t have dinner ready for me which Dexter does insistently throughout this book In fact I cannot think of a single chapter past maybe chapter eight that doesn t have Dexter wondering where his goddamn dinner is Once again I understand that this is just these characters that Dexter is a sociopath who doesn t like his routine spoiled and Rita enjoys playing house and being run over but that doesn t mean I have to like it Plus it makes for a boring read to The darker side of his life out of the spotlightthe fun part where he finds truly bad people murderers who have escaped the reach of the justice system and uietly gives them his very special attentions But now that he's been seen and identified by his witness Dexter must launch himself into a different kind of huntMaking matters worse a brutal cop killer is targeting Miami's police detectives leaving behind bodies that are battered beyond recognitionand completely bloodless As the department grows fearful of the psychotic killer in their midst Dexter must handle his own crisis and come to terms. I didn t have to do anything but follow the pattern I "Can T Believe That "t believe that finally finished the series It only took me fifty ears to do so Read them so out of order but oh well Also YES I KNOW THAT IS THIS BOOK 6 LEAVE ME ALONEOh look at her once again giving Dexter 5 stars Life advice just skip book 3 Dexter In The DarkReading this made me think of the TV show which made me think of Michael C Hall which made me think of Six Feet Under now I wanna watch Six Feet Under Such a fucking depressing showshould I just reread the series but in the correct order Dexter is a mess Most people get better at their craft this was flailing and improv at best and not what I expect from Dexter To say I
m disappointed in his digression is putting itdisappointed in his digression is putting it Ok Okit was better than I expected Still a good 50 Pages Can Be Cut Out With All The Inner Monologue can be cut out with all the inner monologue of sweat traffic and food But I suppose those things make Dexter Dexter I still don t like the story line involving the kids Especially Astor It just doesn t fit But the Brian storyline He s just in her for a few suspicious glimpses slight spoilers e be warned Why do I torture myself Why am I reading another Dexter book after I swore them off than a Anatomy of the Orchestra year ago Because I wanted to make sure I was right and not just in some mood when I decided I didn t like these books Sure enough there are just some really really annoying things about Dexter in print as opposed to Dexter on screen I LOVE the show why do I loathe the books Usually I can separate the two and just deal with itI m trying to imagine if I had never seen a Dexter episode would I feel as much loathing as I do for the books Meh I ll never know Actuallyes I think I would because the author has a tendency to wax elouent about something for 3 paragraphs Then BANG he ll slip in a significant detail in the middle of a paragraph Like 3 words that are really important and for someone like me who reads fast maybe skips things occasionally or reads ahead How to make Money with Porn you miss that tidbit then are completely lost again in endless descriptions of food clouds and sweat I skipped Dexter 5 and frankly there is nothing in my head that distinguishes anything whatsoever about the first 4 books They are all so similar in plotting pace and details that I would be hard pressed to recall any of it I mean I just totally didn t realize that BRIAN was still around the ICE TRUCK KILLER Ok I am totally confusing the show with the books butep I totally missed the part in the BOOK that Brian got away And now he s back for who knows what reason And DOAKES is still around I knew he was still alive but he s still in the books as this suspicious angry walking Mr Potato Head I m going to give this 100 pages before I give up After six novels and six seasons it might be nice to compare where Dexter is as related to its two media universes I should say there are spoilers for those who never read or seen Dexter but no spoilers for Double Dexter but anyone who has not read or seen Dexter and is reading this review of the sixth novel deserves to be spoiledSo here we are with the various characters that make up DexterLandLt Guerta TV alive and kicking as one of the major characters BOOK Murdered by Dexter s brother Brian in book 1Sgt Angel Batista TV majorly alive and married to Guerta BOOK alive but totally inconseuentialBrian Morgan TV Killed by Dexter in first season BOOK Still aliveDoakes TV Framed and murdered in Season 2 BOOK Still alive but missing arms a tongue and is pissed Rita TV Murdered in Season 4 BOOK Still alive and annoying Rita s Kids TV Sweet little angels BOOK Mini DextersDexter s baby TV A son named Harrison Mini Dexter BOOK A daughter named Lily Ann Sweet little angelDebra Morgan TV Does not know Dexter s secret BOOK Knows Dexter s secretMasuka TV Comic Relief BOOK Masuka Who s MasukaSo as ou can see TV series and books took their own routes in DexterLand Only Season 1 follows the book In many ways the TV series has surpassed the book series for developing its characters and adding real emotional depth to the world s nicest serial killerBut that may be changing in Double Dexter The novel Dexter is getting complex He is really trying to get into the family life as he sees it One of the funniest sub plots in the book is Dexter attempting to do the Cub Scout thing with Cody Yet this Dexter is also a little meaner which is a good thing The Dexter reader shouldn t lose the sense that he is a cold blooded killer That s where the edge is in this series I also enjoy Lindsay The dark and witty New York Times bestselling seriesThe inspiration for Showtime's critically acclaimed show Double Dexter is Jeff Lindsay's completely new wickedly entertaining novelA witness Such a simple concept and et for Dexter Morgan the perfectly well disguised monster the possibility of a witness is unthinkable But when Dexter is on a very private very satisfying excursion one evening with a wretchedly deserving playmate the unthinkable happens someone sees himDexter is not at all pleased As an upstanding blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department he has always managed to keep. .