Some reasons why this book gets 5 stars instead of 4 stars(in comparison w/ the first book)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter is 27 chapters, Dearly Devoted Dexter is 29 chapters. (You got to appreciate the extra chapters, as a reader)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter is 288 pages long, whereas Dearly Devoted Dexter is 292 pages long. (Once again, as a Dexter lover, you got to appreciate the little things as well)
Now with all seriousness...
What makes this second novel by Jeff Lindsay distinct is the fact that the TV Series is entirely independent from this second novel. This novel has a completely different storyline, (which follows the occurence of events from the last book and continues to a new path; w/ the loveable characters we all cherish; "Masuoka, Doakes, Debs, Rita, Batista, etc.). Some new characters are introduced into this novel that were not introduced in the series.
The most beautiful thing is the fact that from the first page, until the last page, you do not know what is coming because now you don't have the television to tell you the possible scenarios. You see Jeff Lindsay's way of writing, (a lover of vehicles I noticed since several remarks and analogies were used with several secnarios). Noticing an Author's writing style while at the same time diving yourself into the storyline let's you appreciate the Dexter just a bit more!
A recommended reading. That's of course if you had read the first novel; otherwise you may be a bit disoriented in the beginning of the second novel....Continua
One of the most satisfying things when you read a Dexter novel - apart from the spicy and humorous style of their author, Jeff Lindsay, that is - is the simple fact that his stories are not the same as in the Tv series. So you can discover a whole lot of new twists and coups-de-théâtre and characters you did not know about just by watching Michael C. Hall sitting comfortably on your couch. I love this guy, and I look forward to reading the 3rd novel. But it'll take me some weeks before I actually dare....Continua
Even better than Darkly Dreaming Dexter, if that's possible. Hilarious dark humor.
Dexter has simply become my favorite sociopath. This installment in the Dexter saga has much more suspense and action than the first book while still retaining Dexter's trademark dark humor and razor-sharp irony.