The second book in this series was reviewed in the Globe last week and I ordered the first one from the library to see what it was like. I think this is the first title that we are getting so I will get a headstart before I get the book in hand.
What a gross and horrible, evil book, right from the beginning - have just read an excerpt from amazon and this is definitely not my type of book - I like a good mystery, but this seems to be evil incarnate - can't imagine how or why a person would write a book like this - everyone will, of course, have to judge for themselves, but it is beyond my tolerance level - no mysteries for me this week - at least not from the book club -
How can a killer be a "loveable" character? This is another attempt to slide into our notions of acceptable behaviour something that is NOT ACCEPTABLE. It is similar in concept to another author's "loveable" hired assasin series. (Lawrence Block) I agree with my "fellow" reader...no mystery for me from this book club.
I have read the next book in this series and the way I look at this character is that Dexter is the person inside any one who has suffered at the hands of others be it incest, rape, child abuse. He is the hero in us who stops the pain and makes the bad guy suffer as we have suffered. I am not a big fan of vigalantism (sp) in the fact that quite often the wrong person is wrongly accused however keep in mind this is a fictional character and the character has done the appropriate research to ensure the proper person is indeed the guilty party. You are missing out on a great read if you dont at least read a few more pages as things become much clearer on day 3.
This one had my interest from the book jacket. It does sound a little far reaching, a serial killer who's a cop. Whose whole family are cops. Whose cop dad encouraged him to only kill "bad guys". I might not end up reading it the whole thing but today's read wasn't bad. I understand why some would not like it, but I don't see the "evil" in the book.