Not really a review, just my random thoughts so I can remember [later on:] what I thought of the book.
I cannot honestly figure out what I thought of this book. I find it too difficult to not compare the novel to the first season of the TV series.
Everything was just radically different... the characters, major plot elements, the dialogue, Dexter's inner monologues... it's almost frustrating how different the series and the book are. The book is the source material and so, any comparisons should be to it and not the TV series, but having watched it first I cannot help but compare the book to the TV series.
The constant alliteration was annoying. Having it here or there would have been fine, but it was used far too frequently.