Textastrophe is a compilation of prank text messages to people who have posted ads with their cell numbers. Matt Andrews takes prank calling to a whole new level with text pranks. Matt touches on many different types of ads. This is a quick read and is great to read with a group. The format of this book is really easy to follow. Each page is full of iPhone images with the texts displayed as it would be on a real phone. This makes you feel like you are reading a friends’ texts which enables you to feel as if you are personally involved with the texts.
Topics covered in Textastrophe include: wanted services, wanted items, and management and leadership. The reactions to the ridiculous pranks that Andrews comes up with are too funny not to chuckle at. At the same time you do feel a sort of empathy for the person on the other side of the texts. The ads that he responded to were real. With that being said, their initial reaction to his texts were hopeful but Andrews made sure to break their hearts.
Many times people post conversations online to share their ridiculous conversations between friends or family. This is not the case with this book. Andrews takes advantage of complete strangers and gets reactions like no other. As you go through the book, you start to think of how you would react to a text like this. If you were one of Andrews’s victims you might not be very pleased – much to the glee of readers everywhere.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read and some great laughs. This witty book definitely opens the door to a whole new world of pranking. Forget the world of prank phone calls, prank texts are all the rage. Textastrophe will make you second guess putting your phone number up for the public to see!