Mental Note: One reason never to go to Miami is that there are enough serial killers to keep Dexter busy.
|Smeagul and Gollum|
There are quite a few times through-out the book that Dexter goes off with a whole lot of thinking and not much going on. Then for me the ending left me a bit deflated. So much had to happen in the last 10 pages that descriptions falter and little seems resolved.
From what I am told the other books in the series do not go along with the TV show so I am hoping to read more and get into it.
I’m confused about what to rate this novel. I believe I did not really like it because of the TV show. If you love the show I would not recommend the book and if you haven’t, I would.
I’ll go with 3.5 stars out of 5
As far as TV shows that are from books I rank them as follows:
Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan Novels / TV show Bones
Reason: Except for the name of the main character all the other characters I have read are different from the show. The books also take a different story line so that you can read the books and watch the show without confusion. I also like how the show plays more with Kathy Reichs using her name as the main character in books written by TV Temperance
Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series / TV show Rizzoli & Isles
Reasons: The show uses a lot of the book names, though they are just about all different from their book counterparts. The man thing I don’t like about the TV show is how far it pushes realism, but it is for entertainment and I would never complain about watching Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander who play the main characters.
I’d rather watch the TV show…Okay, I am actually watching it right now as I write this.