The Leaf Catcher

The Leaf Catcher

by Dax Tucker

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012614865
Publisher: Dax M. Tucker
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Series: The Traveling Box Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 324 KB

About the Author

Dax Tucker lives in Los Angeles, California, and is married with three children. This is his first book in the Traveling Box Trilogy that explores and defines the human mind, body, and soul while composing it in the classic epic poem style and speaking in the language of our time.

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Leaf Catcher 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Mrs_Rickman More than 1 year ago
Having read my fair share of poetry for various English classes, I can honestly and truly say that "The Leaf Catcher" reaches above and beyond any other poem I have ever read. Sure, Beowulf is a classic epic poem. But what defines a "classic?" It's not exactly the easiest read, and we cannot really relate to an almost super-human warrior. "The Leaf Catcher" is not only an amazing story of perseverance and triumph in the face of defeat, it is easy to comprehend and flows like nothing I have read before. Most people have lost interest in anything that isn't a novel or play. However, this will change when this book hits actual shelves. I have a feeling that it will be "coming to a theater near you" very shortly.
NovaDevo More than 1 year ago
The Leaf Catcher is an entertaining and wonderful story to read. With a respectful nod to some of history's greatest poetic luminaries, Dax Tucker manages to resurrect and deftly utilize the written styling of masters such as Homer, Virgil, and Dante, while providing his readership a story that is as easily understood as it is complex in nature, as contemporary and useful today as it is timeless. This tale is written to entertain and it does so very well. The characters are well defined and accessible, beguiling the reader whose various strengths and faults will align, sometimes uncomfortably, with those exposed in the story. The verse is fluid and engaging, oftentimes beautiful even as it fluctuates between addressing humanity's best and worst qualities, one line leading to the next with casual ease. But make no mistake, this is an intelligent and didactic account conceived as an instructional on living well that any one of us can utilize in order to become better human beings. When we read Tucker's saga, it is blessedly simple to draw parallels to our own lives, seeing within his lines the opportunity to better understand ourselves as well as our friends and, if one is lucky enough to have them, our enemies. Without strife, human beings languish. A good enemy provides one with opportunity; with the struggle and conflict necessary to hone and sharpen the best parts of one's character, a fleshy blade honed upon life's great stone. Too, an enemy provides many pitfalls with which we may destroy ourselves; the path we follow and the attitude we adopt is our choice. Among other things, Tucker's story encourages us to follow the enlightened path, to use strife as a tool to better ourselves, even as it teaches us that we can thrive as we face our challenges, no matter how daunting. Depending upon one's nature and choices made in life, this epic may serve as a warning, a wake-up call, or it may provide one with the confirmation that one's struggle to be as good as possible, even while facing so many difficult obstacles, is the finest, most admirable thing that any human being can do in this life, for himself and for all of mankind. Most of us, being cast of the human mold and born to navigate the waters of humanity's vast and magical condition, will find both within The Leaf Catcher's pages. At the end of life's frighteningly short course, having done your personal best, having treated others as well as possible, and having lived life to the absolute fullest is what will matter. Tucker's poem, like a blossoming flower, unfolds these truths consistently, gently, and prettily for the reader. It is a gem, a bargain, and a gift. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself and those you love to it.
JalexanderT More than 1 year ago
The Leaf Catcher is unequivocally a 'must read'. I learned of it from a trusted mentor. As someone that only reads business publications, I found the recommendation to be quite unorthodox. Not under any condition would I have imagined that an 'epic poem' - namely one from an unknown author - could be of any value to me. However, since my mentor has never steered me astray, I chose to heed his advice. Within the first few verses I was hooked. Never have I found such power and wisdom in words. Literally every stanza holds a mass of profound and life enhancing wisdom. The more I read, the more I learned. Dax Tucker's days as an "unknown author" are short-lived. His genius masterpiece, The Leaf Catcher, is sure to become an American Classic. In summary, The Leaf Catcher imparts invaluable lessons that are applicable across disciplines: business, leadership, relationships and life. It will change the way one views life.
Meta4orically_Speaking More than 1 year ago
The Leaf Catcher is a unique combination of life lessons, mystery, magic and love of the truest kind . all woven together in poetic form. I laughed out loud at some of the rhymes . simple, yet so tangible. Then, just lines later was dropped to my knees with some of the deepest digestible wisdom on earth. Each character so well defined I could feel their blood in my veins! At the core, the story is a noble philosophy to live by. This writing is simply complex, beautifully accessible and brilliant. A moving challenge to ourselves and our world.
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VanceKlaatu More than 1 year ago
The story of Corliss, the protaganist of this morality epic poem, is one for the ages. He endures all sorts of evil only because the prince of the kingdom in which he is a mere servant, has designs on his beautiful wife. This story presents truth on so many levels. It is a comment on human failing and human achievement; on romantic love, on family devotion, and the hidden power of the state over one's life. Think Nabakov meets Job. Highly recommended.
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