We may not brush our hair, change out of our pajamas, or sit down at the dining table, but we always make time to read.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Dexter is Delicious - Jeff Lindsay (Dexter #5)
Awhile back I read the first four Dexter books in pretty quick succession. And then I was done with the series and a bit bummed. It isn't the best written series, but anything about a do-gooder serial killer is certain to pique my interest. So, imagine my excitement when I returned to the library last month after a brief hiatus and found that not only had Lindsay published one new Dexter book since the last time I'd paid any attention, but he'd actually published two!! Needless to say, I borrowed them both straight-away! The fifth installment finds the recently married Dexter with a newborn daughter - a little girl who has stirred some kind of unfamiliar emotion in Dexter and made him want to be a better person...perhaps even one that gives up his Dark Passenger and his late night murders. Dexter is then pulled in by his disaster of a sister to assist in investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl. The case leads him to a strange cult of cannibals, while he continues to fight his own demons while trying to rid the world of others. As usual, Dexter's sister irritated me to no end - she seems wholly incompetent at her job and hell-bent on bringing everyone else down with her. But, I am a fan of Dexter, and watching him navigate his new family while still remaining somewhat true to his dasterdly nature was entertaining, as usual.