Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book Summary and Study Guide

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Orphaned at a young age and adopted by a police officer, Dexter grows up and becomes not only a highly respected blood spatter technician for the Miami Dade Police Department, but also a sociopathic serial killer hot on the trail of another serial killer.
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Dexter isn't just your average lab tech/serial killer. He only kills those that are killers themselves. Dexter does have a choice to make. Does he help his police officer sister capture this guy and earn a promotion or does he dish out his own brand of justice?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   hunted by BAD vigilante getting revenge

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Unusual form of death?    -   Yes
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