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“I’m not sure what I am. I just know there’s something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don’t talk about it, but it’s there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to. He’s all I’ve got. Nothing else could love me, not even… especially not me. Or is that just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me? Because lately there are these moments when I feel connected to something else… someone. It’s like the mask is slipping and things… people… who never mattered before are suddenly starting to matter. It scares the hell out of me.” 
― Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter 

“I’m not sure what I am. I just know there’s something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don’t talk about it, but it’s there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to. He’s all I’ve got. Nothing else could love me, not even… especially not me. Or is that just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me? Because lately there are these moments when I feel connected to something else… someone. It’s like the mask is slipping and things… people… who never mattered before are suddenly starting to matter. It scares the hell out of me.” 

― Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter 

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"Only One Person Could Write That" by Jeff Lindsay

Every writer must find a way of writing that tells the reader: This is me and no one else. The Voice can be idiosyncratic, but it cannot be obscure. It is a blend of style and content and intent and rhythm and pure personality. If it is done right, it is so intimately wired to you that it cannot be duplicated—although, paradoxically, the best Voices can be parodied. The annual Bad Hemingway Contest is proof of that. Anyone can string together a series of short and forceful words, like “Drink the good coffee. It is rich and dark.” We all recognize it; that’s Ernest Hemingway. But to put together enough of these words to make a novel, one that hits us with the sledgehammer force of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”? So far, only one person has turned that trick.”
—Jeff Lindsay

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Dexter author: don't romanticise my serial killer Dexter author Jeff Lindsay says: 'It's a mistake to think that Dexter is nice.'

ff Lindsay says he is worried that people romanticise his serial killer Dexter because they mistakenly think the character is “nice”.

Lindsay, the pen name of American playwright and crime novelist Jeffry P. Freundlich, was talking at Marseille’s Semaine Noire book festival, a week-long gathering dedicated to the thriller genre.

There have been six series in the Dexter novels - which began with Darkly Dreaming Dexter in 2004 - about a blood scientist with the Miami Metro Police Department who hunts down and chops up serial killers in his spare time.

The books have been made into an award-winning Showtime TV series starring Michael C Hall as Dexter. Double Dexter, the sixth book in his series, is published in America this week…”

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