Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book in the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay. In just the first few lines of reading, I was intensely fascinated by what was happening. What is exposed on the page is as dark, dark and mysterious, as Dexter himself is.
Dexter is funny but not friendly and friendly. There was always something about him that prevented others from liking him or letting some of his colleagues close to him. Why? As one of the rare tales, Dexter is an impressive protagonist with both a predator and prey status. Dexter Morgan- a specialist blood stains assessment of the police department and also a serial killer.
Dexter likes to “hunt” on Moon nights, after he has thoroughly prepared everything. Dexter is obsessed with cleanliness, neatness and elegance, but he himself cannot keep up with that. Dexter’s prey has always been sinners, and he is particularly fond of pedophile criminals or child murderers. Not for an honest heart or ideal law enforcement, Dexter is basically just choosing those “worthy of killing” to satisfy his DEMAND. That DEMAND in Dexter was personified by him and called the Dark Traveler, or fake, the nature of that DEMAND is actually a different person of him. Dexter knew the existence of the Dark Traveler, knew the corpses after his “outings”, heard his whispers, understood his character as a companion, the one who was always there watching Dexter’s movements and giving comments or instructions during Dexter’s most bewildered moments. Dexter often falls into dark dreams, in which he seems to be shown the way closer to the perpetrator of a series of murder in Miami, as well as closer to the perpetrator’s mentality. , through his tactics and the location of his crime. If the criminal psychology school often rely on the perpetrator’s crime to find the villain, Dexter stands on a very specific stance to find clues that others do not see. . he was as though he had been shown a closer approach to the perpetrator of a series of mass murder cases in Miami, as well as a closer approach to the perpetrator’s mentality, through his tactics and location of the crime. If the criminal psychology school often rely on the perpetrator’s crime to find the villain, Dexter stands on a very specific stance to find clues that others do not see. . he was as though he had been shown a closer approach to the perpetrator of a series of mass murder cases in Miami, as well as a closer approach to the perpetrator’s mentality, through his tactics and location of the crime. If the criminal psychology school often rely on the perpetrator’s crime to find the villain, Dexter stands on a very specific stance to find clues that others do not see…
It can be said that Dexter character is built very specially by the author. He was not a criminal genius like James Moriaty or an upper-minded man like Hannibal. Dexter doesn’t have normal human emotions. But in return, Dexter has the respectable caution that has been forged and advised by his adoptive father – police officer Harry Morgan, who has discovered the oddity of Dexter and directed him to who he is. in.
Throughout the work, Dexter not only participates in the investigation of the shocking murder, but he also has to try to cover up his other crimes. The story is fast and at times fierce and compelling, however, there are some characters that make me really uncomfortable. It is the two female officers who always seek fame but their brains only grow with grapes – Laguerta and Deborah Morgan, Dexter’s adoptive sister. The conversations related to these two girls as jokes are interspersed in a dark story, whether or not these characters have transformed into a new role or not.
As I read this book, I honestly thought about not relying on the common arguments found in other detective stories. Since the main character is quite special, the whole case goes in an unforeseen direction. There is no interrogation, no tracing of witnesses and evidence, no in-depth scientific analysis, and the police investigation method in this book also clearly states the two words “incompetent”. Although I am used to the works focusing too on the main character but ignore the official investigation line, but I really feel a bit disappointed and paranoid when this story does not have a police officer. Ignoring the police line as a scene, the book attracts thanks to the humorous but full of mood and hidden storytelling. I really like characters who don’t stand on the main side or the evil side.