Book Review: Damn You Auto-Correct by Jillian Madison

So I’ve decided to leave the romance and erotica novels and memoirs behind and moved to a comedy book.

In a similar theme to Texts From Dog, Damn You Auto-Correct started out as a website given the rise of the auto-correct feature on smartphones. This book features texts that have been submitted to the website where their meaning has been changed thanks to auto-correct changing just a single word. The texts go from being simply gooble-de-gook to outright shocking.

SOME of these texts made me smile, grin and some were genuinely laugh out loud funny and the majority of them feature very adult themes (sexual content appears in many of the text). This book is definitely not for children but it is very funny and very enjoyable. It is also ideal for dipping in and out of occasionally and can make someone without an auto-correct feature on their phone (such as me) be VERY glad they don’t have it after reading the sometimes alarming results of having it on.

The texts are presented as being on Smart Phone screens but not all of them are very clear so made them difficult to read. This might be due to me reading this book on Kindle and it being in black and white. If it was in colour, it might have been easier to read and made some of the texts funnier but not all of them are funny in my opinion. I sometimes found myself reading a text, then re-reading it and re-reading it again and failing to grasp what was funny about them.

This book is fun and would appeal to some people, such as fans of the website, but personally I don’t think this is as good as Texts from Dog and would rather re-read October Jones and not this. It is sometimes laugh out loud funny and I would dip back into it sometimes but I just don’t think it’s very good.


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