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Length: 287 pages

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"It is always good to see someone pushing the boundaries of fiction like this, and especially when they do it so well." - Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers Favorite

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  • File Size: 582 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481817221
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MMX56Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,107,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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ADRIAN STACCATO is the author of the text-messaging novel "Text Me, Guido". On his spare time, he blogs about his experiences publishing.

You can contact him by email: adrianstaccato[at]gmail.com or visit his blog: http://adrianstaccato.blogspot.ca/

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jlarranaga on November 5, 2012
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This is an interesting approach to creative writing, having the entire story played out through a series of text messages. You'll find yourself wondering if these are real conversations -- especially if you read it on your Kindle App for your phone, as I did.

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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christina's Book Blog on August 1, 2012
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Enzo is in love with Sophia. Giulia is in love with Enzo. Phil has a crush on Giulia. And Claudia is just looking for someone to be with.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 7, 2013
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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. Still there is story, there is plot, there is drama and the characters shine through so wholly and vividly that your awe struck at the power of writing considering the formatting of this book. The only down side is that it is college age kids txting and it was too familiar of MTV's Jersey Shore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 22, 2013
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I loved the concept... the style kept me interested (maybe the idea of reading people's text... so bad!!!) ... hope this is not how real italian americans are (lol) but it seemed quite realistic... ending was shocking but left me with the need to find out more.... oh and I learned 2 italian words (not good words) vaffancula and troia... looking forward to more from Mr. Staccato
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms Beastle on September 26, 2012
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I started reading it from the "preview" and by page 5 I knew I had to get this book! I was totally hooked! It is so voyeuristic, reading other people's texts...and I had to know what was going to happen next. It's like listening in on someone's conversation at the food court at the mall. Loved this! Can't wait for the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew D. on August 13, 2012
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Hear you me, ragazzi! Do not pass this up! I've read this bad boy twice already as necessary due to all the little intricacies and references that I overlooked the first go-around. Each time, Staccato's witty quips left my belly aching with laughter and his twists and turns never failed to entertain me. I was surprised with how clearly and quickly these characters were shaped for a book written entirely in text message format. On numerous occasions I found myself becoming attached/detached to/from certain characters as the storyline progressed.

Simply phenomenal...ben scritto, Adrian!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By igamboa on August 10, 2012
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After reading some reviews, my interest was peaked. Finally gave in and bought it.
Read it in one day! It's a great story with an ending that was not what I expected. Excited to see where the this story goes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Shanen on August 1, 2012
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I read this book cause someone insisted I do it. I am a sucker for a good text:) Makes me feel like part of the conversation. I found myself drawn into the drama of these young adults not because it was actually interesting but because it was so.........real? From start to finish. I found myself hating all of them at some point during the book. Then all of the sudden WHAM, i did not see that coming, left me with my mouth open in dis-belief, and I wasn't able to turn the page for quiet some time, I must have read the same page at least 3 times. Not sure if a lesson was intended but I felt like one could be learned. I would recommend it.
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