Steve Snyder

Steve Snyder's favorite authors on Smashwords

John Louie
Latest book: Collection of Job Interview Questions and the Answers.
Published July 11, 2012. (4.67 from 9 reviews)
Malcolm Torres
Latest book: The Pirate.
Published March 18, 2017. (4.68 from 40 reviews)
Thomas M. McDade
Latest book: Pepto Pink and Lemon Yellow.
Published September 15, 2023.

Smashwords book reviews by Steve Snyder

  • The Ghosts' High Noon on Aug. 04, 2015

    This was a quick read that I enjoyed. If you like theater you might like this. It's a trick story about the goings on in and about the theater, involving the actors who are in a play, but the real story is about the theater itself . . . it's haunted.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Aug. 04, 2015

    Hot Damn! This is one fast paced story that puts you in the middle of an extremely tense situation on a ship at sea. I, for one, have never read a story exactly like this before. I have read many US Navy thrillers and they are usually about fighter pilots (ie: Top Gun, Flight of the Intruder, etc.), submarines (Hunt for Red October, Das Boot, etc.) or they are set on a battleship during WWII (Sand Pebbles, Caine Mutiny, etc.). This story is different because it focuses on a common hard-working, deckhand who is in charge of a disaster scene aboard an aircraft carrier. I learned a lot about how the flight deck is operated and now I have a new level of respect for the men and women who work on aircraft carriers.
  • Miss Inspiration and Other Sailor Poems on June 12, 2018

    I put this on my kindle years ago, and I have read it and re-read these poems several times. It's fascinating to me that this obscure book has meant so much to me. It really hits a nerve because I feel like some of these are my own memories.
  • The Pirate on June 12, 2018

    About half way through this story I realized that I read this a few years ago. Back then it was on Amazon as a free short story. I liked it then, but it was only a stand along short story. My comment back then was that it should be expanded into a full action/crime novel. I am very happy that the author took my advice (lol), because now this story takes off like a rocket ride. The character is one of my all time favorites because he's a dopey teenager who is playing with fire (big time). I just bought the other two parts of this story and I can't wait to find out what will happen next.
  • The Catania Paper Bag Caper on June 19, 2018

    I enjoyed this story for several reasons. First of all, there are very few stories by US Navy sailors that are about shore leave and shipboard life. I really enjoy reading this type of story. The language was poetic and lyrical. There were several images and symbols in the story that kept coming around . . . .the can of peanut butter, the blue door, Mt. Etna and others. These use of these images lit up the narrative.