Book Review: “Leaving Eden” 

Title: Leaving Eden
Author: Michael Falls
Publication Date: March 7, 2023
Language: English
Page Count: 112 pages

Illustrator: Alycia Hodge
Publisher: I Ain’t Your Marionette


Leaving Eden invites readers into a labyrinth of poetic exploration. Michael Falls, with his quill dipped in both ink and introspection, crafts a collection that transcends mere words. Here’s what awaits within its pages:

Writing Style:

Michael Falls has a lyrical writing style that weaves together introspection, emotion, and vivid imagery. Let’s delve into the essence of his literary work:

·        Mindful Moments: Falls’ writing captures the essence of mindful moments—those fleeting instances where thoughts crystallize into something profound. His imagination serves as a playground of ideas, and in Leaving Eden, these ideas come to life. The book explores concepts such as knowledge, power, and a longing to belong in a fragmented world.

·        Topography of the Mind: As your guide, Falls takes readers along the topography of his mind. His interpretations of life’s complexities are laid bare, inviting readers to explore their own inner landscapes. The poetic language invites reflection and contemplation.

·        Emotional Roller Coaster: Leaving Eden is a collection of poems that mirrors the roller coaster of life. Falls delves into themes of love, loss, and resilience. His words resonate with those who have experienced both the heights of passion and the depths of heartache.       

In summary, Michael Falls’ writing style is a blend of introspection, emotional depth, and a keen eye for the beauty found in life’s ordinary moments. His work invites readers to pause, reflect, and find solace in the written word.

A Bit About Michael Falls....

For Michael Falls writing a biography can be a peculiar task. Michael is capable of turning fiction into a lifelike narrative, but finds it challenging to transform reality into fiction. His journey began in Ontario, where he was adopted at a young age. He always had a sense that something was off, not because of how he was treated, but simply from his own observations, often feeling like an outsider. 

His overactive imagination led him to find solace in comic books as a child, and as he grew older, he turned to the likes of Tarzan, Hardy Boys, and Lord of the Rings. Formal education and Michael never got along, and with just an eighth grade education, he ended up in the west, facing difficult times. However, no matter the circumstances, he always retreated into his imaginative realm.

He crafted stories and songs, but much like school, his mind was always racing, making it hard to concentrate at work, and arguably making him an unconventional employee.

Despite the challenges he faced in his personal life, he was able to raise two successful sons and find love again with his wife. Adrienne. She encouraged him to start writing, which became a therapeutic outlet for him. With her support, he was able to gain confidence and promote his work on social media. This led to a collaboration with a musician in Brazil who will be releasing an album featuring his lyrics in 2024. He is grateful for the support of his publisher Marie Moldovan and artist Alycia Hodge, who truly understand his writing style. Looking back, he is proud of the legacy he is leaving for his children, despite the struggles he has faced along the way. Sadly, his wife passed away in 2023 and will not be able to witness any future success, but her unwavering support will always be remembered.

Rating: ★★★★★



“Leaving Eden” is a literary harvest. Joe Mykut aptly describes it as a ripe orchard of thought, where readers can pluck meaning from each stanza. Falls’ language is both precise and poetic, a testament to his mastery of expression.



For those seeking refuge in eloquent prose, Leaving Eden is available in paperback format on Amazon . It beckons readers to wander its pages, much like a secret garden waiting to be discovered.

In summary, Michael Falls’ Leaving Eden is a talisman of contemplation. Whether you’re a seasoned poetry enthusiast or a curious wanderer, this collection promises to leave an indelible mark on your soul.

For more visit Michael Falls author site


Marie Moldovan 

CEO of I Ain't Your Marionette Press