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Deadly Nightshade (Deadly Mystery, #1)Deadly Nightshade (Deadly Mystery, #1) by Victor J. Banis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The characters were fairly one-dimensional and not believable as police detectives. The who-dunnit was too straight forward and simple.
Both main characters were walking cliches. Especially the straight cop in this dynamic duo was portrayed as so simple and uneducated, that I wonder how he ever made detective.
Someone looking for a proper cop story should stay away from this. But if you are looking for a little light reading with some not very deep romance thrown in, it'll be fine. Take it with you to the beach!

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Jan. 21st, 2011 10:33 pm
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As many others I picked this up after seeing the show on TV. I was a bit shocked about Dexter at the beginning and questioning the wisdom of making a serial killer the likeable hero of a TV show. He grew on me and by season 2 I was hooked. It didn't hurt that I really like Michael C Hall and was a fan already from Six Feet Under.

I got the book to see how it compares, on the off chance that it might be even better. It's not, the show is hard to beat. But I still liked the book a lot and enjoyed reading it very much. You are even more in Dexter's head than you are in the show. And the sarcasm is great -- it hits you on almost every page and I was laughing out loud several times. It is not a gory as the show, but perhaps I am just missing the visual cues and others would feel differently.

Towards the end the inner monologue got a bit too much for me and I was wanting for a more action driven plot, which is why I gave the book one star less than possible. But I am pretty sure that I will read book two at some point, this was too much fun to stop.


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