|Plot Summary of Darkly Dreaming Dexter|
|"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.
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? "
Sarah Bryson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Darkly Dreaming Dexter|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- hunted by BAD vigilante getting revenge
- champion of justice
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How much violence does he/she use?
- a tremendous amount
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Genius (really!)
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Motive of antagonist
- scientific labs
Part of a series?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Unusual form of death?
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