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I’m back… and for once I’ve actually been somewhere, you might have noticed a small timebadger sized hole in your wordpress life? no? well it’s filled again anyway.
A while back I said I was going to do a review of the book I was reading at the time “Double Dexter” by the amazing Jeff Lindsay but instead I think I’m going to give you a review of all the books and the TV series in one go! oh yis, This is happening… and it’s going to happen again and again… If you haven’t read the books then that probably sounds a little creepy but oh well, you’ve read it you can’t un-read it.
So if you weren’t aware, and if you aren’t please actually go shoot yourself… ( Or alternatively don’t, I need the followers and I can’t have you killing yourself off just yet), there is a Book series all with Dexter in title starting with the infamous “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” and which spawned the TV series called “Dexter” with Michael C. Hall playing our unusual hero. I should probably take a step back, for those of you who just shot yourself you’re probably wondering what Dexter is all about whilst gargling to yourself in pity through a pool of your own blood, Well assuming you’re still capable of coherent thought, read on this is where it gets good.
Dexter Morgan, to the unsuspecting is just a normal boring person working as a blood spatter analyst for Miami-Metro Homicide division. (although that sounds like a cool enough job as it is, it does get better) But this is just a cover for him to disguise himself as human, a veritable Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing because Dexter is a serial killer… Not just any serial killer, a serial killer with a conscience only hunting his prey if they fit the strict code of “Harry’s Law” even after that he has to go through his ritual preparation making deadly sure he’s right. When the code of Harry is Satisfied whoever he’s hunting ends up in more pieces than they’d prefer to be in and probably more dead than they enjoy being.
Ahh If you hadn’t guessed I absolutely adore the Dexter TV Series and the Books. It’s weirdly funny in sections sometimes unintentionally such as the complete emotionlessness of dexter making him hilariously oblivious at points, as well as hatred you feel towards doakes’ unconventional methods of ousting Dexter’s “Dark Passenger” for all the world to see. With so much going on you can feel yourself almost screaming at the book when it all becomes too tense, although that’s probably just me. One thing you probably will do is notice Jeff Lindsay’s ridiculous love of alliteration, So much that it’s even in the title’s of his books, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dexter is Delicious, Dexter in the dark. Need I go on?
If I can give you one piece of advice I’d tell you to go read these books starting with “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” then after you’ve read the first book move onto the TV series whilst reading the books. There’s 6 Seasons with a 7th coming out in late September… in america, (Guess that means I’ll be watching it online.) so there’s plenty to keep you occupied, or if you can’t be arsed with reading then just watch the first episode of dexter and try not to love it, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker! ah Pulp Fiction, no time for that now, that come’s next time!
So If you’re not in love with the dexter series yet, go forth and watch it or read or both just let it into your life… You’ll thank me for it some day believe me.
Until Next time