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Jeff Lindsay Writing Styles in Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Jeff Lindsay
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Style

Point of View

The point of view of the novel is first person. The novel is completely narrated by Dexter Morgan. Dexter tells the story as he sees it, including two murders he commits during the course of the novel. This point of view allows the reader intimate insight into Dexter's mind and his lack of emotions. The reader is not sheltered from Dexter's Dark Passenger. In fact, Dexter takes the reader along on two of his kills, showing the reader almost every detail except for specifics on the torture to which he subjects his victims.

The point of view is a dangerous choice in this case. The novel is about a serial killer. However, the writer has chosen to use the serial killer as the narrator of the novel, using first person to allow the reader the most intimate relationship with this main character. This is a dangerous...

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