Darkly Dreaming Dexter-- 4Stars
I've been wanting to read this for some time and finally managed to get a copy from the library. I've seen bits and pieces (no pun intended), but wanted to read the books first. It was amazing!
We follow Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter annalist with the Miami-Dade police. Not a terrible job, really, sure the reason you're employed is a bit gruesome, but its for the greater good. Dexter does many things for the greater good... including getting rid of those people that the planet really doesn't need.
Did I forget to mention he's a serial killer? Since his foster father knew that eventually his son would become a killer, he taught him how to channel that energy into ridding the world of those monsters that, say, prey on children. Sure, Dexter is a heartless bastard, but he'd never hurt a child! He's as clever as it gets, witty too. There's never a dull moment.
I'm docking points for his sister, Deborah. She swears worse than a drunken sailor at Fleet Week! Other than that, its a great read and I'm looking forward to starting the next one.