First Dexter Morgan book
Finished: Mar. 28, 2008
First Published: 2004
Genre: thriller, mystery
Moon. Glorious moon. Full, fat, reddish moon, the night as light as day, the moonlight flooding down across the land and bringing joy, joy, joy.
Reason for Reading: When I first heard of this book I knew I'd have to read it some day. I've had it on request at the library for a couple months and it finally arrived for my turn. I have not seen the TV show.
Comments: Dexter Morgan is a serial killer. He has 36 kills under his belt and the first chapter proceeds to follow his 37th. Meanwhile his police officer sister, Deb, a wannabe detective, is working on a case with a killer that Dexter finds is using techniques similar to his own. At Deb's request he joins her in tracking down the killer. I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I had hoped I would. Right from the start I did not enjoy the first person narrative which I found awkward in a mystery. I also just did not like the main character's voice.
There were inconsistencies. He's supposed to be a blood spatter analyst but he spent all his time visiting crime scenes he wasn't involved with and tracking down the killer. I don't believe he performed his real job once in the whole book. I also think the narrative was meant to be humourous but the humour fell flat with me. Mind you, it was interesting enough to keep me reading. The second half was much better for me than the first. I'm not sure if I'll continue on with this series. I will probably read the next one to see if it gets any better. Maybe this works better as a TV Show?