The dexter novels

(19 Posts)
marissab Fri 22-Feb-13 21:42:58

Are they any good? I lobed the tv show and love to get in the mind of serial killers. But the first book has mixed reviews on goodreads. Anyone read it?

marissab Sat 23-Feb-13 17:32:54

Anyone? Has noone read em? grin

PetiteRaleuse Sat 23-Feb-13 17:36:39

Haven't read them yet but I have heard they are very good and are on my wishlist

ornellaia Sat 23-Feb-13 17:37:40

I loved the show and really liked the books too - I read all of them, some were better than others, but mostly good.

marissab Mon 25-Feb-13 08:56:09

Do they really get in to his mind and how a serial killer thinks? That aspect appeals to me.

ParsleyTheLioness Mon 25-Feb-13 08:58:40

Well worth reading, tho it was a while ago. Maris no great psycho-analysis so far as I can remember. Just a strong sense that Dexter is the good guy, righting wrongs.

LittleMissFantabulous Tue 26-Feb-13 21:44:29

I loved the books, more so than the series. Well worth a readsmile

ParsleyTheLioness Fri 01-Mar-13 08:19:48

I also thought the books were better, but the series was good. You just can't get as much in as the book does IUSWIM.

GinOnTwoWheels Sat 02-Mar-13 06:10:03

I read one or two of the books before I really got into the TV series. However, I tried to go back to the others (there are about 5) and the books and TV (characters, storylines) differ a bit and I found it all too confusing so I gave up with the books blush.

I still have the first episode from the current series, which started last week, on the skybox and haven't got round to it yet - I think the last series wasn't the best, but considering the cliffhanger it finished on, I'm hoping that this one is going to be better.

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 02-Mar-13 21:50:30

Just love the guy who plays Dexter too...was he the guy in Six Feet Under, or have I imagined that...

whatwoulddexterdo Sun 03-Mar-13 10:02:43

Michael C Hall plays dexter and he was David in 6 feet under
Michael was married to Jennifer Carpenter (who plays Debs) I think they divorced about six months before filming series seven.
Love the show and have the books ordered from the library.
Series seven is supposed to be a return to form. And its also the penultimate one.

ParsleyTheLioness Sun 03-Mar-13 10:05:57

Thanks for that...take it you're a fan, from your username what!

SecretNutellaFix Sun 03-Mar-13 10:07:16

I loved the books and I can keep them separate from the TV show just as I can the Kathy Reichs novels and Bones.

This season is turning out fantastic so far.

whatwoulddexterdo Sun 03-Mar-13 10:18:50

Parsley, yes I am a massive fan but only recently. The DC bought me series 1-5 for christmas and I finished it all by the end of January.!! (Naturally I haven't told DH).
my favourite by far is the trinity killer series.
I haven't watched any of season 7 yet as I prefer to watch all in one go so I am desperately trying to avoid spoilers!!
I also have a massive crush on Michael, especially when he dons his killing top on and you can see his abs!

marissab Sun 03-Mar-13 13:30:28

Oh ladies, what have i started!!! grin i must admithe's one of those guys that shouldn't be sexy but definately is. I am a ging fan though. (Derren brown blush)

marissab Sun 03-Mar-13 13:33:05

Should i mention that my oh (computer engineer) says it's completely legal to go on eztv.com and download the whole new series wink they only list stuff thats already been on tv so it's legal, coz it's already aired in the us!!!

cookielove Sun 03-Mar-13 13:42:39

I didn't realise that it was books to, will have to get those, i love love love the series, Dexter is a hottie!!

KatyPeril Sun 03-Mar-13 13:44:29

I enjoyed the books, but lost interest as they went on.

ParsleyTheLioness Sun 03-Mar-13 17:13:13

Eztv...will give it a go. Killing Top grin

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