Aquarius Falling

Fiction - Drama
288 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2014
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Author Biography

Growing up in the cold northern climate of Pittsburgh, PA, and an only child, he was often trapped indoors and left to his own devices, where he would create space ships out of cardboard boxes, convert his mother’s ironing board into a horse and put on his Sunday suit and tie and his father’s fedora and become a newspaper reporter or police detective. This experience left him with an unlimited imagination and the ability to write electrifying short stories and novels.
Mike is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Aquarius Falling and Capricorn’s Collapse. He has also published a collection of short stories entitled, The New Neighbor, and a poetry collection; Your Voice Spoke To My Ear. His poem, The Coyote’s Den was included in the Civil War Anthology, Filtered Through Time.

He is a judge for the Janice Keck Literary Award, and the moderator of the Williamson County Library Writers’ Critique Group.

Reviewers of Mike’s novels have compared his writing to: Thomas Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons, and J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.

Albert Beckus, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Austin Peay University recently wrote of his novels: “They move naturalistically in the American literary tradition of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, but with a twist…as found in The Great Gatsby.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rachel Johnson for Readers' Favorite

Aquarius Falling by Michael J. Tucker is such a captivating story with many things happening at once. A history and life lesson rolled into one story. Jack and Delaney form an unlikely pair, but they seem to go through the ups and downs of friendship until the end. Meeting new friends and unlikely business arrangements connect these two, as well as two young women. The normal trials and tribulations that young adults go through are depicted and used to make this story a must-read. Misty and Sylvia add a twist that many readers may not see coming. The life these young adults lead is one that makes anyone think twice about the life they are living now. It also leaves room for life lessons.

Life, love, lust, war, drugs, prostitution and so much more packed neatly in one story made Aquarius Falling by Michael J. Tucker completely amazing and a must-read. There is no room for prediction, only room for wanting more. I found this book easy to read and to keep reading. With no lull, there was excitement on every page, along with new characters that fit nicely into the story line. I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages. It is a story that leaves nothing to the imagination and makes sure that you want to continue reading until the end.