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You can contact him by email: adrianstaccato[at]gmail.com or visit his blog: http://adrianstaccato.blogspot.ca/
Top Customer Reviews
Through a series of text messages, this gang of "friends" live their everyday life. Reality style TV. Like every group of friends on reality TV, there are the following:
Enzo- The Jock
Sophia- The Prom Queen
Giulia- The Easy One
Claudia-The Shy One
Phil-The Studious one
These friends live everyday partying it up and reveling in the drama of being complete opposites. Through the messages you learn that not everyone in their group is a friend. With friends like these who needs enemies? Will their friendship survive the craziness?
When you first look at the cover and the synopsis you might think it's the not the type of book you're used to reading. And you're right. Text Me, Guido is compiled of a series of text messages sent between the five friends. It is completely different from what people are used to. This book has the possibility of being liked or being hated. It isn't for everyone. I personally enjoyed it. From the beginning you are thrown into the lives of each friend and know that they are a crazy bunch. You immediately know you are in for a Reality TV style drama. Backstabbing friends, outrageous partying, and snobby girlfriends, what more proof do you need? :)
By far my favorite two characters in the whole book were Phil and Claudia. They were both pretty level-headed and you can't help but root for them to be together. Like every person that sees Reality TV, everyone will root for their own people. I personally HATE reality TV, so with Claudia and Phil being the only "real" characters, it was easy to like them.
My only complaint? That it was just all messages.Read more ›
Dialogue often makes or breaks novels and the dialogue here is as real as it gets, no wasted words but plenty of tension and misunderstandings that come from text message conversations.
I have to admit, I was jealous that I hadn't thought of this style of writing myself but maybe it's a new genre in the making? At times I wish there was character descriptions or back-story to go along with the novel, but that's the traditionalist reader coming out.
Worth the download, lol, TTL.
So after sitting here in my lovely little reading area and staring at my Kindle instead of working like I should have been, my excitement grew into a need and, I started to read it. And then I couldn't stop reading it! I stayed up all night. Literally! It was THAT good! And I laughed so hard I was actually crying. Believe me when I say that it takes true talent to make that happen to me and Adrian Staccato isn't just talented, the man is brilliant on top of that!
I think that Text Me, Guido gives us an even better glimpse into today's society and how different social interactions are today as opposed to say, 20 years ago. I liked that Adrian wasn't afraid to point out the flaws in his characters. His book shows that college grads, or those facing graduation rather (as is the case in this book) , can be just as immature as teenagers. It shows that based on the advancement of technology, physical social interaction is declining rapidly. With cell phones becoming more advanced and with social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, there is virtually no need for physical interaction. Instead of taking the time to converse face-to-face and verbalize what we're thinking, we've developed an even shorter short-hand and a code that we use to get our points across to others. Just point, click, and there you have it.
In Text Me, Guido, we get to know Enzo, Giulia, Sofia, Claudia and Phil.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The idea of a book written in text is an interesting one. It seems like a good idea, but it didn't work. At least not in this book. Unless your supposed to hate all the charecters. Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Tara
Story lacks interesting characters and plot. Dry, does not make you want to read on or discover the end as you do not care about any of the characters.Published on July 8, 2013 by Anna
I wasn't too sure if I would enjoy this book. It is certainly a unique spin on writing and everything is done in txting format. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Text Me Guido by Adrain Stacatto is contemporary fiction in the form of text messages. It’s an ingenious idea and it works brilliantly in this author’s hands. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by S. J. Dagg
Absolutely brilliant, with a real shock ending - I bought this thinking it was just going to be a cute gimmick but this writer is really talented. A marvellous piece of work.Published on March 8, 2013 by T. Ormiston-smith
I picked this up on a whim because it looked like a unique approach to writing a novel.
Right. So. Read more
OK i know it's supposed to be humor and all. But this didn't even warrant a smile. it was annoying in so many ways and it just wasn't worth my time... at all.Published on March 5, 2013 by Bookworm
Not my kind of book. It didn't keep my interest or keep me interested past the first chapter. Wouldn't recommend it.Published on March 5, 2013 by Alex
I think this book is truly a shining example of something that will divide the masses. I don't think there is an in between. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Ionia Martin