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Dexter Morgan's happy homicidal life is undergoing some major changes...Dexter always lived by a single golden rule: only kill people who deserve it. But the Miami blood spatter analyst has recently become a daddy - to an eight-pound curiosity named Lily Anne - and strangely, Dex's dark urges seem to have left him. Is he ready to become an overprotective father? To pick upDexter Morgan's happy homicidal life is undergoing some major changes...Dexter always lived by a single golden rule: only kill people who deserve it. But the Miami blood spatter analyst has recently become a daddy - to an eight-pound curiosity named Lily Anne - and strangely, Dex's dark urges seem to have left him. Is he ready to become an overprotective father? To pick up soft teddy bears instead of his trusty knife, duct tape and fishing wire? What's a serial killer to do?Then Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of an eighteen-year-old girl who appears to have been abducted by a bizarre group who just may be vampires... and, possibly, cannibals. There's nothing like the familiar hum of his day job to get Dexter's creative dark juices flowing again. Assisting his bull-in-a-china-shop detective sister, Deborah, Dex wades into an investigation that gets more disturbing by the moment.To compound the complication of Dexter's ever-more-complicated life, a person from his past suddenly reappears... moving dangerously close to his home turf and threatening to destroy the one thing that has maintained Dexter's cover and kept him out of the electric chair: his new family....

Title : Dexter Is Delicious
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ISBN : 9781409113461
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Dexter Is Delicious Reviews

  • Joseph Thomas
    2019-03-24 14:13

    Don't get me wrong, I still reccomend this book and the Dexter series as a whole is one of my favorite series. Let's just get down to it shall we? The reason I rate this so low is probably because my expectations were set higher by the previous books. The Dexter in this book is NOT the Dexter I have come to love reading about. In Dexter is Delicious, new Daddy Dexter is faced with horrors far more gruesome than serial killers and Rapists. No, I am not talking about the coven of cannibals either. Far worse, Dexter dearest has to face emotion brought on by the arrival of his daughter and the decision to put his dark past behind him and retire his dark passenger. The whole book Dexter internally whines and whimpers about his feelings. We don't get to see Dexter in action save a single scene. The whole book everyone else does all the heavy lifting while Dexter sits around sucking his thumb. The writing and story telling are still very good but the story still left me frustrated with Dexter. I can read a ton of other "dime-a-dozen" detective novels if I wanna read about an every day guy solving a mystery and saving the day just in the nick of time. The appeal that Dexter had in the previous books has been the cold, calculated, justice dealing killer is gone from this book completely.

  • Childfree Chic
    2019-03-27 18:01

    Ugh. This book should have been titled "Babies Ruin Everything" for it contains very little to none of the Very Dark Dexter we know and love. Instead, Dark Dexter had been practically castrated by his new offspring, ending up as prey instead of the predator not once but *twice*. He drones on endlessly about how having a baby has suddenly made him human, which is just another boring way to phrase a tired old cliche:"Becoming a parent makes you a better person!":::insert hurling sounds here:::Dexter's transformation to a "better person" with "emotions" (which mostly involve the loaf-worship of Lily Ann) made it incredibly difficult to slog through this whole thing. The only redeeming aspect was the reappearance of Brian and his apparent interest in mentoring Cody's and Astor's Dark Passengers. It's a bad sign for Dexter when his biological brother become the most interesting character in the book! Even his foul-mouthed-but-entertaining sister, Deborah, has turned into a broody, predictable caricature thanks to becoming pregnant (and, it seems, a single Mom).:::insert more hurling here:::If I want to entertain myself with trite stories about how wonderful breeding is, I'll turn to some glurge-infested Hollywood tripe such as "She's Having a Baby" or "Baby Boom." I don't need a refresher course from Dexter to remind me that babies make everything interesting and fun into something dull, predictable, and utterly mundane. I don't want to read about the mundane.

  • Edward Lorn
    2019-04-10 17:59

    Day Five/Book Five of my Dexter Morgan Marathon is now complete. I almost didn't make it, friends and neighbors. I don't know how I'm going to pull off the next two books by Monday morning. Wish me luck...Anyfuck, here we are, at Book Five, and this is as far as I made it in the series the first time I read through it. I have not read Double Dexter or Dexter's Final Cut, so I am excited to see how terrible they are. I keed, I keed... I'm sure they have the same dark sense of humor and unbelievable story lines as the previous five books in the series. Lindsay is nothing if he's not consistent.This is probably my second favorite book in the series, even though it is riddled with Twilight references. I hope Stephenie Meyer cut Lindsay a check, because he deserves it. Every other chapter had some mention of Edward Cullen or the books wherein Bella and he mope around. But what I liked about Dexter is Delicious was the truly stomach-turning subject matter. I loved the Samantha character and her intriguing obsession. I dug the finale more than any of the other books. In fact, the only thing I didn't like about this one was the return of a certain person whom I can't fucking stand.The book/story gets a three while the narrator gets the same ol' five. And, because I math good, Dexter is Delicious gets four of them thar stars. In summation: Same old song and dance with a different outro, albeit a much better outro this time around. Recommended for fans with a strong stomach. Final Judgment: Eat me.

  • Oliviu Craznic
    2019-04-14 14:26

    Odată cu nașterea fetiței sale, Dexter decide să renunțe la cariera de „ucigaș de ucigași”. Doar că lucrurile nu sunt nici acum atât de simple: fratele său (care, ne amintim din primul volum, ucide fără discriminare) se întoarce „acasă” și, mai grav chiar de atât, o tânără este gătită și mâncată la o petrecere, ceea ce îl obligă pe (anti)eroul nostru să ia atitudine...Excelent volum - cel mai bun, până acum, după „Dexter in the Dark”. Conține, desigur, toate defectele cu care ne-a obișnuit autorul, și pe care ne place să i le iertăm (personaje ataraxice, umor clișeic, rezolvări neverosimile), pentru că, pe ansamblu, face o treabă atât de bună. Așadar, steaua lipsă nu este din cauza defectelor respective (sau nu numai), ci datorită pasajelor în care sora lui Dexter se plânge că nu este cerută în căsătorie (un clișeu prea iritant ca să poată fi trecut cu vederea, pentru că îl întâlnim foarte des, peste tot în jurul nostru, inclusiv în viața reală).Printre „plusurile” cărții: remarcăm din nou grija autorului pentru morală, când nu își lasă personajul să o ucidă pe o tânără șantajistă (cu toate că această decizie îl pune în pericolul de a fi demascat), fiindcă este de părere că aceasta nu merită, totuși, să moară. NB Continuând un trend, seria a cincea a serialului nu poate fi considerată chiar o ecranizare a acestui al cincilea volum, deși păstrează unele elemente comune (fiind, de altfel, o serie bună): are drept subiect tot o grupare secretă și perversă (constituită însă din violatori ucigași, nu din canibali), iar Dexter ajunge să aibă o relație intimă cu una dintre tinerele victime ale grupării în cauză.Printre alte asemănări mai mari sau mai mici, remarcăm faptul că noul partener (Deke) din carte al surorii lui Dexter pare o parodie a partenerului acesteia din serial (Quinn), fratele lui Dexter reapare și în serial (însă în seria a șasea), sora lui Dexter se face de râs la o conferință de presă (tot în seria a șasea), patronul unui club dubios, George Kukarov, își găsește corespondent, într-o oarecare măsură, în George Novikov (în seria a șaptea a serialului), iar un ucigaș canibal executat de Dexter vom întâlni în serial în seria a opta.

  • Alex
    2019-03-30 18:05

    The only book in the Dexter Series I have detested and had to force myself to finish. Sadly the serial killer I have grown a huge attachment to lost his edge. And began to mirror the characterization of his wife on the television show. I could not stand Dexter the entire novel, his whole idea to fly straight killed me. This was not a further advancement in the character's plotting or personality, no this was something else. I cannot even try to give this a name. Dexter who is normally a smart, charming, and cunning fellow was about as interesting as the paper it was printed on. He spends almost the whole novel complaining, and whining about his daughter and the fact he must and will protect her... Yeah okay I got it no need to spend almost the whole book with Dexter acting like a dimwit. It took too many chapters for Dexter to kill anyone and it was just too little too late. The only reason I can give this 2 stars is that Lindsay is a great writer and kept me interested long enough to finish this painful chrade of a Dexter installment. I can only hope the next novel is better and that Dexter finds a damn spine, because if it's a repeat of this last novel; then perhaps I'll be the one begging to be strangled with fishing line.

  • Albert Riehle
    2019-03-24 10:58

    I swore, after reading the last of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter books, that I'd never read one again. I swore the series off. I gave up on Jeff Lindsay. Then I read this book. Now, I'm really, really, really, really, really, really, really upset with myself for not listening to myself! Is it really a spoiler alert when the plot of this book is the EXACT same as the plot of the last book and the one before that and the one before that? The first book in this series is brilliant. It's what inspired the Showtime television series. Sadly, in a rare occurrence, the TV people got it right from that point while the writer has not. Lindsay doesn't seem to understand what it is about Dexter that people connect to because he insists on turning him into a spineless jellyfish in every book. It's always something. Lindsay introduces some new facet to Dexter's life and it turns him into a total pussy. It's sad. What the TV people understand is that we connect to the vigilante Dexter, we like having a bad guy we can root for because he takes on even badder guys. We like the creepy, macabre way his mind works. Lindsay gives us, once again, a spineless jellyfish for much of the book. This time it's because he has a baby. Awwww.Lindsay obviously has run out of creative ideas. He's just cashing checks at this point. You know an author has sold out when he starts involving the fad-of-the-moment in this plot. That's right, vampires! Don't worry, at least they don't sparkle. Lindsay tries to give the coldblooded sociopath an arc in every book. Sadly its the same arc and more importantly, sociopath's don't have internal arcs. Any arc the Dexter character has must be external. A sociopath doesn't change throughout the course of a book and he doesn't change throughout the course of six or seven of them. The TV show gets it right. Dexter never changes--the world around him does. They show the challenges of the sociopath fitting into that world as it changes. That's what we love. That's what we want. That's what Lindsay just doesn't get and this time I'll keep my promise. I won't ever read him again.I HIGHLY recommend I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells and it's sequel, Mr. Monster, instead of this retread story from a writer who doesn't understand his audience.

  • Hayat
    2019-04-02 14:00

    What happened to my beloved serial killer. The dark passenger who preys on sick bastards who love to destroy innocent people. Dexter has changed. Maybe it is becoming a husband, step father and a new dad but whatever it is has made him ordinary, boring and indecisive. It destroyed his uniqueness. I want the old Dexter back and at one with his dark passenger! Without the real Dexter, this series turns into just another detective murder mystery novel and that is such a shame.BTW, what is the matter with Rita? That woman can't finish a sentence and it is driving me up the wall. Its all, umm...ahh...Dexter...I don't- I mean... Ohh. She is putting my teeth on edge. But I can see why dexter 'decided' to settle down with her. She is part of his camouflage, the one thing that makes him appear supper normal and harmless. Who will suspect such a normal family guy of being a serial killer? Rita is also super domestic, very nurturing and sweet. But I can' help thinking Rita lives in her own lala land. A sort of Rita fairytale world where everything is shiny, colourful and perfect. In other words, this is Rita's world! The problem is, Rita's world is now part of Dexter's world and she still doesn't have a clue and if she does then the woman is pretending the hell out of it. I can't help but feel this has disaster written all over it.

  • Robert J. Sullivan
    2019-04-02 13:06

    There’s a Venn diagram on the web that shows two circles that almost completely overlap. The first is labeled “Things you shouldn’t laugh at”, the second is labeled “Things I think are funny”, and the intersection is labeled “Reasons I’m going to hell.” Enjoying Dexter probably falls into the third category. If you can put aside your moral qualms about sympathizing with a serial killer, this is fun.Dexter Morgan is a family man, with a wife, two stepchildren and a new daughter, and a job with the Miami-Dade police as a blood spatter expert. He is also a serial killer with a hobby of killing murderers. He’s not a reluctant avenger, half-heartedly dispatching those the law can’t reach, he truly enjoys killing people. His stepfather recognized his avocation early and provided him with a set of rules about who to kill and how to get away with it.I haven’t read the other Dexter books, so I’m picking up a lot from context and passing references. This story is about family, as it were. Dexter’s brand-new daughter, Lily Anne, has caused Dexter to try and turn over a new leaf, to leave murder behind and become a responsible father to his children. He’s experiencing emotions he’d always faked before. As always with the plans of mice and men, there are events that stand in the way of his change.The first is the kidnapping or murder of Samantha Aldovar, which quickly leads definitely to murder and, believe it or not, cannibalism. Dexter’s sister Deborah is the lead detective on the case and drags her reluctant brother along. Debbie takes the case to heart and shows a lot more emotion than Dexter is used to from her. Dexter wonders if everyone has gone weird on him. The lead suspects turn out to be a group of faux vampires led by Bobby Acosta, whose father is both rich and politically connected.In addition, Dexter’s brother Brian, a serial killer without Dexter’s restraining rules, shows up and elbows his way into our protagonist’s life and family. What does he want? The problem is complicated because Dexter’s stepchildren are on the same road as Dexter, budding serial killers in the making.One can’t expect to quit a bad habit like smoking or serial murder cold turkey without the occasional lapse and Dexter finds it harder than he expected to give up his hobby.If all of this sounds too grim for words, it isn’t. Dexter has a great way with words and his commentary on his life is funny. His sister bullies him and has a habit of punching him in the arm. His Dark Passenger, his dark side, warns him of danger and helps him in his work, if it isn’t too upset at Dexter for snubbing it.Four stars, for this unusual take on detection and murder.

  • Claudette Melanson
    2019-04-09 11:08

    I really enjoyed this next installment of the Dexter series. The cannibal storyline was very interesting and went in a different direction from the rest of the other books. Dexter grows a lot emotionally in this book, and it is very interesting to see how he wrestles with new feeling his has since the birth of his daughter. The writing is quite humorous in several places, as when his sister Debs is behind the wheel,driving like a maniac through Miami traffic. Unlike the show, Dexter's brother, Biney, returns and it's amusing to watch Dexter react to the way he inserts himself into his brother's family life. You know what Brian is, so his hanging around keeps you on edge, wondering what he might do next. Lindsay created a wonderful tension with that part of the book.There is an especially well-written part, in a scene where Dexter believes he will meet his demise. The thoughts he has and the emotions he feels are described in such a realistic, authentic way. Dexter is a very complex character and the author did a great job with letting the author into his head and line of sight. Again, I loved the interaction between Dexter and Deborah. She is just as funny as she is on the show and Dexter's attachment to her is endearing. There is a really funny moment with Doakes too, and it would have been great if the show had gone the same route with his character and with keeping Brian around too. Chutsky is always a favorite of mine, and I was sorry to see how the storyline ended up as far as he was concerned. I wanted to see more of Cody and Astor too. I'm wondering if Dexter will give them what they want--don't want to give away any spoilers. That would be an interesting plotline to pursue. The outcome at the park I kind of saw coming--and loved the setting of the abandoned amusement park, so beautifully described--but the ending took me by surprise. The whole Dark Passenger element still ran strong, which delivers a great creep factor and one has to wonder if it might really be a thing for serial killers. It would certainly explain the two kids in the same household, one's an honor student, the other kills the neighborhood pets, thing. I really enjoy these books, the witty prose, the simple way Dexter sees some things all tied up with his more complicated thoughts about himself. Lindsay doesn't need to use graphic sex or violence to keep the reader entertained. Dexter's thoughts are all you need to keep you glued to the pages. When I don't want a book to end and am thirsty for the next in the series, that's my mark of a great read, and this one delivered that for me!

  • Tara Moss
    2019-04-04 12:19

    You may already be familiar with Dexter, the award-winning TV series about happily homicidal Dexter Morgan — blood splatter expert with Miami PD and secret serial killer of serial killers. The original and improbable premise of a psychopathic serial killer ‘good guy’ works with surprisingly entertaining results. But whether or not you are a fan of the TV series, the novels by Jeff Lindsay are simply not to be missed. This is where you get pure Dexter in first person: 'My conscience is as clean and empty as it can possibly be – which means, of course, that I have always tidied up carefully, and in any case, my conscience has the same hard reality as a unicorn.' But Dexter’s conscience may be somewhat more real than a unicorn, in my humble opinion as armchair psychologist. With a strict code of ethics to ‘only kill people who deserve it’, and apparent feelings of regret whenever he makes an error of judgement in his bloody battle/game/sport against killers who prey on the (comparatively) innocent, Dexter is not the prototype of a true psychopath. And this is a very good thing, because Lindsay’s Dexter is so much more psychologically complex than a plain old remorseless and guilt-free killer could be. His ongoing existential struggle to understand life and human emotion and to find appropriate responses makes him a truly unique protagonist, and his ‘Dark Passenger’ is always pulling him into new adventures of the homicidal kind. And strangely, we are with him all the way.Read this crime series for the wonderful dark wit and deliciously black humour.Yes, Dexter is delicious.

  • Pete Denton
    2019-04-16 15:58

    This is the fifth book in the Dexter series.I always judge a book by whether or not the story stays with me after I’ve finished reading. When I decided to start writing book reviews I made the conscious decision to wait a few days after I’d finished a book to let the story wash over me a little. Some stories you forget about, but this is not one of them. This story just keeps coming back and certain scenes keep popping into my mind. I like it when they do that.This book’s written in the first person and the entire book is from the main protagonist’s point of view. I have to say, for me, the narrative voice is spot on. There is a lot of humour injected into Dexter’s view of the world and the balance works well.I’ve read a few reviews on Amazon that say how disappointed some people are with this story and I completely disagree. I enjoyed reading this from start to finish and once I got into the flow I only stopped reading when my eyes wouldn’t stay open. For consecutive evenings I stayed up later than planned because I HAD to keep reading. That is always a good sign.This is a book about a serial killer and there’s a lot of bad language and scenes of a violent nature, which you’d expect from a book about a serial killer! If you don’t mind that type of thing then I highly recommend this book and all the series. And if you haven’t seen the TV programme I recommend that too!

  • Majo's Library.
    2019-03-27 17:09

    Quinta entrega de la Saga de Dexter, de Lindsay Jeff. "Dexter, el Asesino Exquisito"La historia se inicia con el nacimiento de la niña de nuestro personaje, lo que nos hace conocer un lado de Dexter que lo tenía totalmente oculto hasta el mismo día que la vió por primera vez en la sala de espera de maternidad del hospital.A más de rescatar (una vez más) el tremendo talento de Jeff Lindsay en la creación de semejante hombre (Dexter, claro) agradezco la "ligera" desfocalización de la historia en esta entrega, en la que existen otros co-protagonistas que no llegan a quedar sólo como personajes principales. Es el caso de Deborah, (la hermana de él) que muestra su lado más "psicológicamente complejo", personalmente encontré a este personaje encantador, no por el rol, pero sí por su esencia.Bien, lo que no me gustó o… costó más por decirlo de otro modo, fue el hecho de que al iniciarse la historia, si bien no me sorprendí como en ocasiones anteriores lanzando unas buenas carcajadas fue el tema del ritmo, sí sí. Me costó horrores seguir a tiempos, a tal punto que pensé dejarlo y seguir después de un tiempo, pero vamos que es Dexter! Eso no podía pasar, así que pasé el obstáculo y aquí estoy, diciendo que valió la pena. *(Okaaay… ¡Quería un Dexter MÁS crudo! Ehm... jeje)

  • Jess
    2019-03-31 13:07

    My least favorite of the whole series. Issue #1: What happened to the narrator Nick Landrum? He did such a fabulous job bringing Dexter and his world alive that changing the voice, even to the author's, is so jarring. No wonder from that first sentence on, Dexter never seemed to pick up his likability that he had (and Landrum pulled off so well) from the other books... Issue #2: What happened to the confident and intelligent Dexter that we read about in the other four books? The charm of the whole series is that Dexter doesn't have a soul but is redeemed from the fact that he skillfully preyed on other killers. Most disappointing, none of that was here in this novel. I understand that Dexter is going through some changes, but seriously, you'd think (at the very least) self preservation skills would remain.Issue #3: What happened to the mystery and surprising twists? The plot was too obvious to keep my attention, and I found myself wishing he'd finally get to the end and confirmed what I already knew. Also some plot holes that make no sense and one very uncomfortable scene that didn't seem to contribute anything (to the story nor character development), just put there to shock readers.I so very hope that Landrum reads again and the old Dexter comes back...

  • Alisa Kester
    2019-04-05 14:02

    Dear darling Dexter,Distressed, I desired that daddyhood not deprive you of your dark deviation. It's all very diverting for TV-Dexter to have (shudder) feelings, but not for you, dark, depraved book-Dexter! This deviation into devotion was a disturbing digression not desired! But now, data fully devoured, I deem your detour not dissatisfying, and in fact, delightful. I dined upon it with dedicated dispatch, and was disheartened to reach the denouement, and be denied further developments in the digests of delicious Dexter....please, divulge and distribute another discourse soon!Your dazzled devotee,anxious astounded Alisa

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2019-04-06 15:15

    Certainly not my favorite out of the series.I love the series don't get me wrong. But this one was the least of my favorites.I felt Dexter was cheated in this book, for some reason I came away from this with that feeling.Maybe he could have done things better or even worse, in his victims eyes.Oh well. Can't wait for another. :)

  • Meagan Williams
    2019-03-26 16:18

    Dexter books are becoming predictable however still a good read. I've fallen in love with the characters all over again and enjoy the dark humor and elegant storytelling from Dexter himself.

  • Сибин Майналовски
    2019-04-15 17:26

    Декстър - татенце... Хммм, има нещо нередно :) Малко мудно заради всичките тези сантиментализми за малкото пищящо, но сюжетът компенсира отвсякъде :)

  • Katy
    2019-04-23 12:14

    Book Info: Genre: Thriller/Police ProceduralReading Level: AdultRecommended for: twisted peopleTrigger Warnings: murder, cannibalismMy Thoughts: So, this is the last book in the series that I've read before, and I actually bought a first-edition hardcover of this one, which is very nice of course. I'm very excited now to move on and read the two books I haven't yet read.Watching Dexter falling hopelessly in love with his daughter was quite a thing. However, seeing Astor and Cody's reaction to Brian made me think, “Oh, dear, Dexter, you really should have worked with these kids a bit more...” They are obviously pulling at the bit in anxiety to leave the starting gate but Dexter is always too distracted to do anything beyond saying, “Later.”Still, this is a very interesting addition to the storyline, with everyone changing. Dexter is becoming a much more complex character, and of course things are never quite what they seem. I really do understand the vigilante attitude; so many deserving people escape justice because of money or status. It is terribly frustrating. It's nice to see Deborah coming around a little, but overall I don't find her very likable. She has absolutely no consideration for anyone, even dragging Dexter away from his newborn without any apparent qualm or guilt. I wish Rita would read her the riot act, maybe make her understand that Dexter doesn't always need to jump when she says, or that maybe she could find a bit of gratitude for the help he gives her, or at least show that she understands how much danger he puts himself in for her. But no...So, of course, fans of the books: you don't want to miss this one! Things are changing in the Dexterverse, yet the more they change the more they'll stay the same. What will be next? I''m dying to know!Series Information: Dexter Morgan seriesBook 1: Darkly Dreaming Dexter, review linked hereBook 2: Dearly Devoted Dexter, review linked hereBook 3: Dexter in the Dark, review linked hereBook 4: Dexter by Design, review linked hereBook 5: Dexter is DeliciousBook 6: Double DexterBook 7: Dexter's Final CutDisclosure: I purchased a new, first-edition hardcover of this book for myself. All opinions are my own.Synopsis: Dexter Morgan's happy homicidal life is undergoing some major changes. He's always lived by a single golden rule—he kills only people who deserve it. But the Miami blood-spatter analyst has recently become a daddy—to an eight-pound curiosity named Lily Anne—and strangely, Dex's dark urges seem to have left him. Is he ready to become an overprotective father? To pick up soft teddy bears instead of his trusty knife, duct tape, and fishing wire? What's a serial killer to do?Then Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of an eighteen-year-old girl who seems to have been abducted by a bizarre group... who just may be vampires... and—possibly—cannibals. Nothing like the familiar hum of his day job to get Dexter's creative dark juices flowing again. Assisting his bull-in-a-china-shop detective sister, Deborah, Dex wades into an investigation that gets more disturbing by the moment. And to compound the complication of Dexter's ever-more-complicated life, a person from his past suddenly reappears... moving dangerously close to his home turf and threatening to destroy the one thing tat has maintained Dexter's pretend human cover and kept him out of the electric chair: his new family.

  • Susan
    2019-04-15 17:03

    Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay Note: If you have seen the TV show based on this series, then you can probably jump into this book as a stand alone. If you haven’t seen the show or read other books in the series, then I don’t think this would work well as a stand alone novel.Dexter Morgan, forensics crime scene expert, is a new daddy, his wife having just delivered their daughter Lily Anne. But before Dexter can settle into a daily snuggling, feeding, burping routine, he’s being pulled out of family bliss and back into the Miami crime scene. There’s a missing teen, a group of goth wannabe vampires, and cannibalism. Dexter is intrigued and yet distracted by thoughts of his young daughter back home, safe and snug.Through out the book, Dexter struggles with his darker side, his Dark Passenger, that encourages to seek out someone deserving of his blade, and his new-found family-oriented side. He’s trying really hard to re-imagine himself as a devoted father and husband, someone who doesn’t kill for pleasure (even if those victims are carefully chosen and fully deserving of death). This internal struggle twines it’s way through the entirety of the book. While I can appreciate the character growth going on, I picked up this book to experience the grim side of Dexter, the mystery, the hunt, and the ultimate decision of who to take out when and where. All the father figure for Lily Anne stuff was basically a distraction from the rest of the book.The mystery itself was pretty interesting. I wasn’t expecting cannibals and definitely not a group of them. And these cannibals make a party of it! At first, we have a party scene with some human blood and other evidence and then we have some missing teens. At first, it isn’t clear if the two are connected at all and the police are treating the two as separate crimes. Deborah Morgan, Dexter’s sister, is heading up the investigation of the missing teens even as Dexter and his team analyze the evidence from the party scene. I liked how these two mysteries were pursued, making an interesting plot.Once Dexter gets to the heart of the matter, things are indeed rather twisted. I did not see where the cannibal aspect was going. I have to say that the author came up with an original twist here. Even Dexter himself is taken aback by it and if you are familiar with the series, then you know it takes quite a lot to cause Dexter to blink twice at something.The final scenes were the most riveting of the book. There’s a pirate ship involved. Yep. I won’t spoil how that comes about, just know that you are in for a treat. I wasn’t too sure Dexter was going to make it out of the final stand off with all his flesh attached. Once the big action scene is over and the mystery has its ending, the author throws in a few little surprises to be explored in the next book.This was my first Jeff Lindsay book. I jumped into the middle of the series because I had watched the related TV show. I thought I would have a good idea of the plot and characters and that it didn’t matter where I started in the series. Upon reflection, I believe I would have preferred to start with Book 1 in this series. There are some points that definitely vary from the TV show and I would like to see how those came about instead of just smashing right into them.The Narration: Jeff Lindsay’s narration was just OK. He has a good voice for Dexter. However, most of the time his female voices lack femininity. For instance, his voice for Deborah usually just sounds like a kind of screechy Dexter. Also, his pacing is sometimes a little quick, like he is excited for what is to come next so he just wants to race through this in between scene that gets us from one interesting bit to the next. His Hispanic accents and I think it was Haitian were believable. 

  • Ryan
    2019-04-22 17:02

    Dexter is Delicious is more of what Jeff Lindsay gave us in the 4th book. Dexter is no longer the king of his own castle, as everyone pushes him in every direction possible. His new desire to do good for the sake of his newborn daughter, combined with his brother showing up, his sister requiring his presence every ten minutes on her case, and his neglected dark passenger, he just isn't himself any more. When I got through the novel, I really had the sense that I don't care about this character anymore. Through book 2, Dexter is awesome. I'm constantly waiting for him to explode in action or inrigue, playing forces against each other and coming out on top. Since Book 3, he's mostly been at the whims of forces greater than him, who are smarter, better prepared and more or less win. In Book 3, his son saves him. In Book 4, yep kids to the rescue again. And this book once again shows he is incapable of saving himself.I did enjoy the book, but it Dexter's inner turmoil isn't interesting anymore, and he's not doing anything interesting and has no insight that I find interesting either. He's getting boring.I'm switching all of my hope over to the John Cleaver series by Dan Wells, as he's got a Jr. Serial Killer who is a heck of a lot more interesting than the Dudley Do Dexter that has come to bore me.

  • Eyehavenofilter
    2019-04-23 15:21

    " I had not seen my brother since that memorable evening several years earlier when we had met, for the first time as adults, in a storage container in Port of Miami, and he had offered me a knife so I could assist him in the vivisection of his chosen playmate."Dexter has now become a dad to the lovely Lily Anne, an 8 pound miracle child with wife Rita. Curiously his 'dark passenger ' seems to be on vacation and he makes several 'Dexter Daddy' mistakes, putting his family and himself in danger. His presence is demanded by Sargent Deborah ( sister Deb) on the case of a missing teenager, and all good sense seems to go out the window. Does this case involve vampires or possibly cannibals? Deb is determined to save the girl, but that is more difficult than it seems, and Dexter gets caught up in the madness and might need rescuing himself. Can anything get more complicated? Why yes, yes it can.... ' Biney' or Brian, Dexters long and (hopefully) lost brother shows up and installs himself in Dexters already quickly growing family, replacing our intrepid serial killer hero. Dexter becomes very concerned. He knows what kind of monster Brian really is, and Brian has somehow sweet talked Rita and influenced both children into trusting him. Dexter is not happy. Not happy at all.

  • Siobhan
    2019-04-05 14:23

    As any Dexter fan will know by this point in the series the television series headed in a completely different direction to the books and the birth of his daughter, rather than his son as in the television series, may have a few people doing a double take. Do not let such a thing put you off; the birth of Dexter’s daughter in this book is a real turning point.Dexter’s life as a serial killer seems questionable now that he is the proud father of a beautiful baby girl. Throughout we see a whole new – and amusing when compared to the dark Dexter of the past books – side to our friendly neighbourhood serial killer. However, just because his life has taken an unexpected turn it does not mean that the world is suddenly going to stop and change the way it is: if anything, at times, Dexter seems more alert to the evils in the world and how they can do his daughter serious harm.Filled with the wit of the past books (including many amusing moments from this new more human side that we are seeing) and great characters, book five in the Dexter series is another great read. That being said, the start of the book did contain many more twists and turns than the end of the book as the further in you got the more predictable things became. Nevertheless, it was another great Dexter book.

  • Cory
    2019-03-30 15:04

    I don't like the direction this series is going. Dexter has a baby, and is now wanting to decide to stop killing bad guys. The whole point of Dexter is to kill bad guys, and now the series is now just repeating itself with Dexter being put into bad situations by Debra, or other random people. It also annoys me that Rita cannot finish a single thought or sentence; I mean her dialogue, plus the dialogue of many others, is repulsive. Jeff Lindsay needs to get out of this ridiculous cycle of Dexter wanting to get rid of the Dark Passenger, getting himself into a near death situation, then realizing how much he needs The Passenger. On the bright side I did listen to the audio book version, narrated by Jeff Lindsay himself, and it was fantastically done. That is all.

  • Richard Wright
    2019-04-24 18:05

    What is this now, book five? It's a readable enough book, but Dexter is no longer the splendid beast who first enthralled me. A family man now, he's determined to quash his Dark Passenger, the whisperer in his head who drives him to kill. Without his lethal purpose, he's an aimless, self-absorbed clod, far removed from the clinical killer we took such guilty pleasure in adoring, and much of what made him fresh vanishes. The writing is passable, the plot interesting enough (as Dexter gets drawn into his sister's investigation of a vampire cult), but too much is missing to call this more than an average entry in the series.

  • Asghar Abbas
    2019-04-04 14:23

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  • Donovan
    2019-03-24 16:14

    I love a good anti-hero...and Dexter serves it up beautifully. This series is simply written and drops a lot of the polish you will often see in other thrillers. Instead, it replaces it with a certain tongue-in-cheek cheesy quality that gives such a dark series a breath of fresh air.If you like a thriller then you'll find this is one series that you'll fly through.It's gripping, it's funny, it's a soap opera all wrapped up in a soft doughy package about a psychotic killer.Plot ***Spoilers***The book begins nine months after the end of Dexter by Design with the birth of Lily Anne Morgan, the daughter of Dexter and Rita Morgan. His daughter's birth has brought remarkable changes in Dexter; apart from feeling genuine love and emotions for the first time he also does not feel his Dark Passenger's compulsion to kill and vows to swear off his dark hobby in order to be a better father for his daughter. Soon after Dexter is called to a crime scene by his sister Deb, who is in the middle of a jurisdictional fight with the FBI who claim that a kidnapping has taken place. Dexter believes that the large quantity of blood found there was planted, and that the missing girl in question is faking her disappearance in order to get money from her parents. Dexter runs tests and discovers that the blood type does not match the missing girl, Samantha Aldovar. Deb and Dex go to the private school Samantha attends and talk to her principal, who at first is reluctant to divulge any information. This changes when the principal discovers that Tyler Spanos, a wild child and Samantha's friend, is also missing. Subsequent interviews with their friends indicate that they were both befriended by a young man with teeth filed down like fangs, and that only a few dentists in Miami offered such a service. Their prime suspect is narrowed down to Bobby Acosta, the son of Joe Acosta, who is a city official and has powerful connections.Dexter receives a surprise one day bringing Cody and Astor home from school; waiting for him is his brother Brian, whom Dexter last saw at the end of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Brian quickly ingratiates himself with Dexter's family, who rapidly start to adore him much to Dexter's dismay. Dex soon receives another call from his sister, and arrive at a crime scene where someone was apparently cooked and eaten. Tests later determine that the gnawed bones found belong to Tyler Spanos after matching her DNA with that found at the first crime scene and medical records. One of the detectives working under Deb uses his contacts and come up with two Haitian men who swear that they saw Bobby Acosta leaving Tyler's car at a known Chop shop. Deb and Dex arrest a young man named Chapin after running from them to avoid questioning, but are forced to release him when a public defender shows up. Dexter, in a fit of overprotective fury over his daughter, stalks Chapin and kills him. Just before dying, Chapin admits to having taken part in eating Tyler Spanos. Things get worse when the remains of Deke, Deb's obnoxious partner, are found partially eaten. Rummaging through a nearby trash bin, Dexter finds Deke's blood sodden shirt and a chip from a local goth nightclub called "Fang."Dex and Deb force their way into the club, but shortly after finding Bobby Acosta they are thrown out by the club's irate manager. Deb resolves to wait until everyone leaves and makes Dexter break in to search for Samantha. Dexter breaks in and while searching around recalls that the manager of "Fang" was a prospective "playmate" due to the large number of migrant workers that the club went through who were never heard from again. Dexter eventually locates Samantha in a large refrigerator; while trying to get her out Samantha locks them inside and states that she doesn't want to go. Samantha then reveals that she desires to be eaten, and that she and Tyler shared the same fetish and volunteered to let the cannibals cook and eat them. Dex and Samantha are then taken to a trailer in the Everglades left only with a jug of water. While drinking the water Dexter and Samantha become euphoric and eventually have sex multiple times, despite the realization that the water was laced with ecstasy. Shortly afterward Deb and the Miami PD arrive (thanks to a tracer Deb's boyfriend Chutsky placed on the vans leaving the club) and arrest the cannibals, except for the club manager, who was killed. Samantha, who is irate at being rescued, issues a thinly-veiled threat to Dexter that she will tell people he raped her as revenge for the police denying her her fantasy.The next day Deb approaches Dexter and tells him that Samantha has run off again, and that she is going to talk to Bobby Acosta's parents in hopes that they will bring him in so she can find Samantha even though it will likely mean Bobby will avoid prison time. Bobby's father refuses to turn his son in, but his wife privately tells the two that he is at an abandoned amusement park that his father owns. Deb, Dex and Chutsky arrive at the park and begin searching it; eventually the three are caught and the leader of the cannibal "coven" is revealed to be Alana Acosta, Bobby's stepmother. Deb and Chutsky are taken away leaving Dexter to watch Alana cook pieces of a still-conscious Samantha. As Alana approaches Dexter to begin cutting and cooking him, one of Alana's guards guns her down as well as two other guards. Dexter's savior is revealed to be Brian, who had started working for the cannibals a few weeks prior. He cuts Dexter loose and helps him rescue Deb and Chutsky; while leaving they check on Samantha, who has since died of her wounds. Chutsky decides to leave Deb because he failed her and nearly got her killed; upon waking up on the way to the hospital Deb reveals that she is pregnant.The book ends with Deb preparing to give birth despite Chutsky vanishing, and Dexter deciding that even though he now feels emotions like normal people, he can't stand by and let people be preyed upon when he can do something about it. He decides that the best he can do for his sister right now is to honor an earlier request of hers, and "take care" of Bobby Acosta.

  • Kai VanderBerg
    2019-04-14 10:01

    I FINALLY FINISHED ANOTHER BOOK!! HUZZAHH!!The first couple Dexter books are def the best. These last couple have been kinda *meh* if I'm being honest. The Dark Passenger is still kind of an eye rolling thing just like the last 2, but it's all entertaining enough to keep me reading. I still wanna read the rest of the series, but I think imma give it a bit before starting the 6th book.I actually think I prefer the show to the books but I'm not sorry. :D

  • Shiloh
    2019-04-04 11:08

    In Dexter is Delicious, there is a definite sense that Lindsay has hit his stride with the character and the tone. After a shaky couple of books, this one shines in plot, characterization, and prose.While the tone and style of this book is very similar to the previous books, the writing itself is higher quality, more polished, and funnier than the others. Dexter's odd sense of humor dominates the book, even when he's in the most sticky situation he's found himself in to date. I laughed out loud during most of the first half of the book, before things got more serious, and constantly bugged my husband by reading chunks of the story to him--sometimes as much as a full page and a half, just to get the full set-up for a well-placed joke. Early on, Lindsay uses Dexter's quirky narration style in a new way as he contemplates giving up his life of murder and mayhem to become a family man and take care of his baby daughter.The plot is nicely complicated, as well, giving us a more gruesome tale than the previous books managed. Every character is placed in the story for a purpose, and the loose ends are tied up in a nice but believable bow. Even when I expected a certain character's story to not wrap up in order to continue into the next book, that character managed to show up at the climax and make himself essential to said climax.The characters, as usual, are believable and likable, even when they're not likable. Characterization is even stronger than in the previous books as we get to see different sides of characters rather than the same face we've seen in the last 4 novels.This is easily my favorite of the Dexter novels so far, and I expect that Lindsay will continue to grow in his craft and provide us with even better stories in the future.

  • AH
    2019-04-12 12:02

    I must confess that I have not read this series in order. Most of my knowledge of Dexter comes from the TV series which I enjoy watching. When I found this book at my local library, I did a little happy dance. They finally got the NEW Dexter book. Woo-hoo!I settled down to read it and was immediately struck by the change in Dexter. Part of the appeal of the previous books (or Dexter 1.0) was that the reader is immersed in the thoughts of a serial killer. The Dark Passenger compels Dexter to kill according to Harry’s code. In this book the reader is treated to Dexter 2.0. Dexter now has a newborn daughter Lily-Anne. He becomes a neurotic father, worrying about everything. Fatherhood brings out the humanity in Dexter, or as human as Dexter can be. Maybe it’s because Dexter knows what monsters lurk out there. Dexter wants to be different. Dexter’s Dark Passenger is not amused. He’s having a snitfest and is not responding to Dexter. I think I like this Dexter, for now…Oh, the plot…Aside from being a new daddy, Dexter is busy with an investigation into two missing girls. I thought I had picked up a book to get away from all the paranormal creatures on my to-read list. No such luck. This case had vampires and cannibals, even references to the ubiquitous Twilight. I enjoyed the story, but I worry about Dexter staying this way. There are just too many bad guys in Miami for this to last.

  • Rik
    2019-03-27 16:27

    Inevitably at this point all Dexter books must be compared to the TV show and unfortunately the books are really paling in comparison. This book continues the trend of the books in making every character except Dexter extremely unlikeable and extremely stupid. Especially Debra, who doesn't have a single redeeming quality and is constantly the victim of the author's plot induced stupidity which is epic in the annals of plot induced stupidity. Dexter himself is even becoming a victim of PIS. Books like this do involve a certain amount of suspension of disbelief but when the author is constantly pushing the boundaries of just how stupid he can make characters act in order to create suspense it really just takes your head out of the book. As to the plot of the book. Dexter and Debra are after some cannibals and the plot is needlessly dragged out by Debra's ongoing plot induced stupidity. I can't really recommend this book and its easily the worst book of the series, even worse than the one where Dexter's dark passenger is given an origin story.