Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter #5) by Jeff Lindsay
Overview: Dexter Morgan has always lived a happy homicidal life. He keeps his dark urges in check by adhering to one steadfast rule . . . he only kills very bad people. But now Dexter is experiencing some major life changes—don’t we all?—and they’re mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals. And, most disturbing . . . these people have decided they would really like to eat Dexter.
My Opinion: In this installment, we can see a lot of changes in Dexter's life. Besides being married, he is now a father to Lily Anne. He started developing emotions which he dont know how to deal with - most especially, the desire to be Daddy Dexter who will provide and look after his family. I find all this "suddenly he has emotions" thing very amusing - simply because its so not him - that is, until there's too much of that going on that it simply got tiring to read.
Also, I always love Debra's character - but in this book, given that she is a bit "not herself", she is just plain. But the pregnancy is indeed a surprise! :) And Rita - what's with the stammering? If its character building - well, sorry to say but its irritating!
So to tell you the truth, I preferred the Dexter I met on the TV series. Don't get me wrong though, I didn't say this book is bad. Its actually good - well written and focused, giving me more insight as to what's going on inside Dexter's head. Its just that the plot has gone way out of my taste. I dont like how Dexter tried to get rid of his Dark Passenger - I mean, come on! That's all the reason why Dexter is so adorable to me. He is a cold and calculating killer, who surprises us by showing some hint of human emotions from time to time. That's the Dexter I know and love - A real charmer!
I am tempted to give this book a 5 - because of the title, and because, well... its Dexter! But... I have to listen to my Dark Passenger here :p