|Title:||Darkly Dreaming Dexter*||Written by:||Jeff Lindsay||Format:||Audiobook||Narrated by:||Nick Landrum||Genre:||Mystery, Suspense, Dark Comedy(?)|
It's dark, disturbing, devious, daring, and quite funny. I was surprised to find myself laughing out loud to some quips in the book. [Oh, and, yes, Dexter himself loves playing on alliteration with his own name.] Dexter is telling the story, so you see the full depth of how he thinks... It's a fascinating look at the mind of a sociopath and, while I don't know how well I could deal with it in real life, I adore Dexter's absolutely frank, unbiased, unsympathetic look on people in general. His observations are dry, wry and witty, especially when trying to lead another character to an idea or conclusion.
It's also fascinating how he saw that dark side of himself as a separate creature within his own mind - his dark passenger. He also talked as if he had no control over what this passenger would do. He spoke as if someone else were literally driving the Dexter-bus and how he, as the voice of rationality, if not reason, were relegated to being the passenger. It's a very astute observation of an episode or as I like to call it, "being symptomatic of the illness."
It's so good I want to listen to it again.
18 / 75 books. 24% done!