Garry Puffer


Born 1945. Has lived in Michigan, New York, and California. Retired mathematics teacher. Loves golf, reading, and live rock and roll.

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President Reagan's Final Message
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a comic alternate history novel in which Ronald Reagan gives his last State of the Union message, then falls down the stairs and knocks himself out. When he wakes up several days later he is a liberal, a situation causing a lot of confusion and solved in the end by Voodoo.
The Desert Croquet Player
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This short novel is an homage to H.G. Wells' little novel, "The Croquet Player." The structure is the same, but the characters are different and talk about different things. Topics dealt with include UFOs, alien visitation, mental illness, alien abduction, and the paranormal in its various forms. Desert Croquet, a real sport, is explained by the narrator.

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Garry Puffer's favorite authors on Smashwords

Jim Stinson
Latest book: TV Safe. Published April 26, 2012. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Liz Jasper
Latest book: Underdead with a Vengeance. Published December 23, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)
Paul Weber
Latest book: Of Wizards and Norns. Published March 25, 2012. (5.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Garry Puffer

  • Game 7: Dead Ball on Sep. 12, 2011

    I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. If you like crime novels and baseball, you will probably like this. Some really good characters and an interesting plot. Well worth reading. I took off a star only because the book seemed to need an atmosphere that was a little more "noir." But that may be just me and the way I like my crime novels.
  • Underdead on Sep. 14, 2011
    (no rating)
    Just wondering why this is not available in Kindle format.
  • Underdead on Sep. 21, 2011

    This book is simply wonderful. Liz Jasper knows how to create characters and pace a story. I particularly liked the skin condition developed by the main character due to ... well, I don't want to spoil anything. The book is also very funny, but the author doesn't overdo it. Everything is just right here. This is by far the best free e-book I've read. I'm looking forward to "Underdead in Denial."
  • Underdead In Denial on Sep. 27, 2011

    The second book in the Underdead series is just as delightful as the first. The narrator of this urban vampire detective novel/romance is the very likable Jo Gartner, who's funny, perceptive, and halfway on her way to becoming a vampire herself. The book is fast-paced and the dialogue sparkles. I wish there were a third in the series that I could dive into right now. Liz Jasper is a helluva writer.
  • Johnny B. Fast: The Super Spy Part One on Dec. 20, 2011
    (no rating)
    No Kindle edition?
  • An Indie Writer's Odyssey on Jan. 02, 2012

    All indie writers need to read this, especially if they are not among the 1% of gifted writers Mr. Porretto refers to. Thanks to the author for making his trenchant observations free to us. Much good stuff involving all aspects of the writing experience, from creation through publicizing. Excellent.
  • Extinction Event on March 04, 2012

    Very intelligent and compelling thriller with vivid characters. I enjoyed this book tremendously. It kept me up late in order to finish it. The scientific ideas put forth are "fringe-like" but extremely believable as an alternative to the stories we are usually fed concerning extinctions and evolution. Very thought-provoking. Kudos to Mr. Weber and thanks for offering this as a free book.
  • Transfiguration on March 11, 2012

    A nice companion piece to "Extinction," dealing with evolution. As in "Extinction," where some novel ideas aabout the dinosaurs were laid out, in "Transfiguration" the same is done with evolution. What if evolution isn't quite the way we've always assumed? What if the idea of a missing link is simply a red herring? Mr. Weber knows how to tell a story. His characters stand out and the pacing is excellent. I thank him for providing these fine stories for free. I liked them so much that I purchased his third work, "Dragon's Blood," because I immediately wanted to read more from this creative author. And i don't even like books with dragons in them. Somehow I think Mr. Weber can make even dragons interesting for me.
  • Low Angles on April 09, 2012

    I liked this book a lot. The writing goes down easy and the characters are wonderful. One easy way to tell good writing: you know who is speaking by the way they talk. These characters are well-drawn and their dialogue is excellent. I gave the novel 4 stars instead of 5 because of a peculiar typo that kept interupting the flow of the reading. In probably several dozen places an "A" was replaced by a quotation mark. Every time I saw it I tried to figure out what would account for such a weird thing. Authors should try very hard to not distract the reader this way.