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A Million Heavens ❰Reading❯ ➶ A Million Heavens Author John Brandon – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk On the top floor of a small hospital, an unlikely piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by his gruff, helpless father Outside the clinic, a motley vigil assembles beneath a reluctant New Mexico wi On the top floor of a small hospital, an unlikely piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by his gruff, helpless father Outside the clinic, a motley vigil assembles beneath a reluctant New Mexico winter strangers in search of answers, a A Million PDF/EPUB or brush with the mystical, or just an escape To some the boy is a novelty, to others a religion Just beyond this ragtag circle roams a disconsolate wolf on his nightly rounds, protecting and threatening, learning too much And above them all, a would be angel sits captive in a holding cell of the afterlife, finishing the work he began on earth, writing the songs that could free him This unlikely assortment a small town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, all the unseen desert lives unites to weave a persistently hopeful story of improbable communion.


10 thoughts on “A Million Heavens

  1. Jason Sinclair Long Jason Sinclair Long says:

    I think maybe some of the reviewers who didn t like this book either don t like this KIND of book or don t know how to read this kind of book There are a lot of negative comments regarding the disjointed plot line, etc Yes, like many other authors have done in the past and will continue to do in the future, Brandon switches between several inhabitants of a prescribed geographical area And then he ties all the disparate stories together in the end For me, in this case, it works The writing I think maybe some of the reviewers who didn t like this book either don t like this KIND of book or don t know how to read this kind of book There are a lot of negative comments regarding the disjointed plot line, etc Yes, like many other authors have done in the past and will continue to do in the future, Brandon switches between several inhabitants of a prescribed geographical area And then he ties all the disparate stories together in the end For me, in this case, it works The writing is varied and exciting and the characters complex and moving, two things Brandon may have been proving he could manage based on critiques of his first two novels terse prose and flat characters Truth be told, I read A Million Heavens while burning with fever, so perhaps I wasopen to the kaleidoscopic structure of the book because my defenses were down Whatever the reasons, I liked the book and would recommend it


  2. Oriana Oriana says:

    I guess I forgot to tell you guys about this one when I proofed it, sorry It s kind of a slower burn than his previous books it felt a little draggy at the beginning, but all of a sudden I was so immersed in it and it just tears through from there on Unsurprisingly, being John Brandon, it s really super sad, but it s a bitplangent than the previous ones, and less cruelly fucked up.Also, jeepers, look how pretty that cover is Oh, McSwy s, you can do no wrong.


  3. Diane Yannick Diane Yannick says:

    A Million Heavens drove me crazy How dare the author write such a disjointed narrative and then tie it together so beautifully in the last few pages John Brandon can write beautifully but I wanted a story that I could dig into without keeping a journal of symbolism that I should but don t want to think about.I plodded through narration by a wolf, a gas station owner, a dead guy, a mayor, some guide, Arn, Dannie, Cecilia, Soren s father, and assorted others I know the characterizations wer A Million Heavens drove me crazy How dare the author write such a disjointed narrative and then tie it together so beautifully in the last few pages John Brandon can write beautifully but I wanted a story that I could dig into without keeping a journal of symbolism that I should but don t want to think about.I plodded through narration by a wolf, a gas station owner, a dead guy, a mayor, some guide, Arn, Dannie, Cecilia, Soren s father, and assorted others I know the characterizations were layered to reveal a universal truth I understood the power of dreaming about what they already got Yet, I felt duped as a reader I never knew enough about the characters to really care about them and their long winded, convoluted stories At the center is Soren, a gifted pianist who is in a coma I m fine with that as a catalyst to see how others behave I just found myself perpetually annoyed by the multiple narrators Powell s Indiespensable club chose this book for me I m back to picking my own books I have this compulsion to finish almost always any book that I start so I need to chose very carefully


  4. Wayne Wayne says:

    I really liked this novel It fits together like a half dozen character studies It seemed disjointed at first and I had some difficulty fitting the pieces together, but by the last 1 2 I was truly transfixed Awestruck in the last quarter A beautiful, creative narrative about loss and need and connection and the things we are willing to give away I look forward to readingof his writing.


  5. Chantal Chantal says:

    I want very badly to give this book 5 stars because so much is done so well within it, but then there s the wolf, and Reggie Honestly, if these two characrer weren t there, getting in the way, and insisting on a direction, I think Brandon s other characters, all so wonderfully crafted and honest, might have taken the story to even better places.


  6. Richard Richard says:

    I love libraries, and I love librarians who take a chance on books that may not make it to the best seller lists I don t know how they choose, but if anyone would like to enlighten me, I d appreciate it Here in Seattle King County we have great librarians In the past year I ve taken a chance on five books that ended up to be 4 5 star titles All from the library, all off the shelves on a whim lucky me A Million Heavens makes it six.A child prodigy who taps the universal chords for all of I love libraries, and I love librarians who take a chance on books that may not make it to the best seller lists I don t know how they choose, but if anyone would like to enlighten me, I d appreciate it Here in Seattle King County we have great librarians In the past year I ve taken a chance on five books that ended up to be 4 5 star titles All from the library, all off the shelves on a whim lucky me A Million Heavens makes it six.A child prodigy who taps the universal chords for all of 30 seconds falls into a coma The six or so other characters tracked in this novel are all touched by that incident somedirectly than others, but all within the orbit John Brandon does a terrific job of giving life to each of the characters, and a few others on the periphery This is a book about the good we do to and for one another, even with some bad mixed in, and I think the entire work is a love hymn of sorts It s the most optimistic read of the year for me It also takes place between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and I love the SW as much as I love libraries.It lost a star in its ultimate resolution, but it kept me hanging on to the very end, even if the ending confused me Ah well, on the great whole it s a book to enjoy, and to think about Well worth the read


  7. Robert Robert says:

    A Million Heavens is my type of literary comfort food That is, a book with multiple perspectives all crossing each other and then nicely tied up.Soren is in a coma, and this affects a group of people connected to him his father, his piano teacher, a person dating an older man, the mayor of the town he resides in, a girl, a wolf and a dead musician All destinies are linked and it is up to the reader to make connections.I ve read many books like this so other than the narrative of the dead musi A Million Heavens is my type of literary comfort food That is, a book with multiple perspectives all crossing each other and then nicely tied up.Soren is in a coma, and this affects a group of people connected to him his father, his piano teacher, a person dating an older man, the mayor of the town he resides in, a girl, a wolf and a dead musician All destinies are linked and it is up to the reader to make connections.I ve read many books like this so other than the narrative of the dead musician, which is brilliant, I found the rest of the novel to be ok This was a solid read and time passed nicely Brandon has a good writing style, a bit too Palahniuk at times but it didn t hinder the reading experience I d recommend it to someone who s just starting to get in this genre


  8. Steve Bauman Steve Bauman says:

    Beautifully written and structured Initially it seemed too clever for its own good the wolf perspective chapters were kind of, oh yeah, it s a McSweeny s book, herp but Brandon does such a superb job of tying everything together it s just an impressive piece of work from start to almost finish The ending is a bit perfunctory, though in some ways that s probably for the best, as it may have tried to tie things together too neatly with too much detail about the final fate of coma boy musi Beautifully written and structured Initially it seemed too clever for its own good the wolf perspective chapters were kind of, oh yeah, it s a McSweeny s book, herp but Brandon does such a superb job of tying everything together it s just an impressive piece of work from start to almost finish The ending is a bit perfunctory, though in some ways that s probably for the best, as it may have tried to tie things together too neatly with too much detail about the final fate of coma boy musical prodigy god s mouthpiece Soren The other characters orbiting around Soren, including the wolf, are vivid and compelling.So yeah, go read it Now


  9. Suzanne Zeitouni Suzanne Zeitouni says:

    I m not usually a fan of mystic realism and this parable seemed stretched at times A group of disjointed misfits whose stories entwine with the meanderings and symbolic maulings of a wolf, leave the reader in free fall at times This work waspoetry than narrative and while I appreciated the lyrical qualities I became bored with the journey.


  10. Amy Amy says:

    Slow, a bit bizarre, glad when it ended.


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10 thoughts on “A Million Heavens

  1. Jason Sinclair Long Jason Sinclair Long says:

    I think maybe some of the reviewers who didn t like this book either don t like this KIND of book or don t know how to read this kind of book There are a lot of negative comments regarding the disjointed plot line, etc Yes, like many other authors have done in the past and will continue to do in the future, Brandon switches between several inhabitants of a prescribed geographical area And then he ties all the disparate stories together in the end For me, in this case, it works The writing I think maybe some of the reviewers who didn t like this book either don t like this KIND of book or don t know how to read this kind of book There are a lot of negative comments regarding the disjointed plot line, etc Yes, like many other authors have done in the past and will continue to do in the future, Brandon switches between several inhabitants of a prescribed geographical area And then he ties all the disparate stories together in the end For me, in this case, it works The writing is varied and exciting and the characters complex and moving, two things Brandon may have been proving he could manage based on critiques of his first two novels terse prose and flat characters Truth be told, I read A Million Heavens while burning with fever, so perhaps I wasopen to the kaleidoscopic structure of the book because my defenses were down Whatever the reasons, I liked the book and would recommend it

  2. Oriana Oriana says:

    I guess I forgot to tell you guys about this one when I proofed it, sorry It s kind of a slower burn than his previous books it felt a little draggy at the beginning, but all of a sudden I was so immersed in it and it just tears through from there on Unsurprisingly, being John Brandon, it s really super sad, but it s a bitplangent than the previous ones, and less cruelly fucked up.Also, jeepers, look how pretty that cover is Oh, McSwy s, you can do no wrong.

  3. Diane Yannick Diane Yannick says:

    A Million Heavens drove me crazy How dare the author write such a disjointed narrative and then tie it together so beautifully in the last few pages John Brandon can write beautifully but I wanted a story that I could dig into without keeping a journal of symbolism that I should but don t want to think about.I plodded through narration by a wolf, a gas station owner, a dead guy, a mayor, some guide, Arn, Dannie, Cecilia, Soren s father, and assorted others I know the characterizations wer A Million Heavens drove me crazy How dare the author write such a disjointed narrative and then tie it together so beautifully in the last few pages John Brandon can write beautifully but I wanted a story that I could dig into without keeping a journal of symbolism that I should but don t want to think about.I plodded through narration by a wolf, a gas station owner, a dead guy, a mayor, some guide, Arn, Dannie, Cecilia, Soren s father, and assorted others I know the characterizations were layered to reveal a universal truth I understood the power of dreaming about what they already got Yet, I felt duped as a reader I never knew enough about the characters to really care about them and their long winded, convoluted stories At the center is Soren, a gifted pianist who is in a coma I m fine with that as a catalyst to see how others behave I just found myself perpetually annoyed by the multiple narrators Powell s Indiespensable club chose this book for me I m back to picking my own books I have this compulsion to finish almost always any book that I start so I need to chose very carefully

  4. Wayne Wayne says:

    I really liked this novel It fits together like a half dozen character studies It seemed disjointed at first and I had some difficulty fitting the pieces together, but by the last 1 2 I was truly transfixed Awestruck in the last quarter A beautiful, creative narrative about loss and need and connection and the things we are willing to give away I look forward to readingof his writing.

  5. Chantal Chantal says:

    I want very badly to give this book 5 stars because so much is done so well within it, but then there s the wolf, and Reggie Honestly, if these two characrer weren t there, getting in the way, and insisting on a direction, I think Brandon s other characters, all so wonderfully crafted and honest, might have taken the story to even better places.

  6. Richard Richard says:

    I love libraries, and I love librarians who take a chance on books that may not make it to the best seller lists I don t know how they choose, but if anyone would like to enlighten me, I d appreciate it Here in Seattle King County we have great librarians In the past year I ve taken a chance on five books that ended up to be 4 5 star titles All from the library, all off the shelves on a whim lucky me A Million Heavens makes it six.A child prodigy who taps the universal chords for all of I love libraries, and I love librarians who take a chance on books that may not make it to the best seller lists I don t know how they choose, but if anyone would like to enlighten me, I d appreciate it Here in Seattle King County we have great librarians In the past year I ve taken a chance on five books that ended up to be 4 5 star titles All from the library, all off the shelves on a whim lucky me A Million Heavens makes it six.A child prodigy who taps the universal chords for all of 30 seconds falls into a coma The six or so other characters tracked in this novel are all touched by that incident somedirectly than others, but all within the orbit John Brandon does a terrific job of giving life to each of the characters, and a few others on the periphery This is a book about the good we do to and for one another, even with some bad mixed in, and I think the entire work is a love hymn of sorts It s the most optimistic read of the year for me It also takes place between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and I love the SW as much as I love libraries.It lost a star in its ultimate resolution, but it kept me hanging on to the very end, even if the ending confused me Ah well, on the great whole it s a book to enjoy, and to think about Well worth the read

  7. Robert Robert says:

    A Million Heavens is my type of literary comfort food That is, a book with multiple perspectives all crossing each other and then nicely tied up.Soren is in a coma, and this affects a group of people connected to him his father, his piano teacher, a person dating an older man, the mayor of the town he resides in, a girl, a wolf and a dead musician All destinies are linked and it is up to the reader to make connections.I ve read many books like this so other than the narrative of the dead musi A Million Heavens is my type of literary comfort food That is, a book with multiple perspectives all crossing each other and then nicely tied up.Soren is in a coma, and this affects a group of people connected to him his father, his piano teacher, a person dating an older man, the mayor of the town he resides in, a girl, a wolf and a dead musician All destinies are linked and it is up to the reader to make connections.I ve read many books like this so other than the narrative of the dead musician, which is brilliant, I found the rest of the novel to be ok This was a solid read and time passed nicely Brandon has a good writing style, a bit too Palahniuk at times but it didn t hinder the reading experience I d recommend it to someone who s just starting to get in this genre

  8. Steve Bauman Steve Bauman says:

    Beautifully written and structured Initially it seemed too clever for its own good the wolf perspective chapters were kind of, oh yeah, it s a McSweeny s book, herp but Brandon does such a superb job of tying everything together it s just an impressive piece of work from start to almost finish The ending is a bit perfunctory, though in some ways that s probably for the best, as it may have tried to tie things together too neatly with too much detail about the final fate of coma boy musi Beautifully written and structured Initially it seemed too clever for its own good the wolf perspective chapters were kind of, oh yeah, it s a McSweeny s book, herp but Brandon does such a superb job of tying everything together it s just an impressive piece of work from start to almost finish The ending is a bit perfunctory, though in some ways that s probably for the best, as it may have tried to tie things together too neatly with too much detail about the final fate of coma boy musical prodigy god s mouthpiece Soren The other characters orbiting around Soren, including the wolf, are vivid and compelling.So yeah, go read it Now

  9. Suzanne Zeitouni Suzanne Zeitouni says:

    I m not usually a fan of mystic realism and this parable seemed stretched at times A group of disjointed misfits whose stories entwine with the meanderings and symbolic maulings of a wolf, leave the reader in free fall at times This work waspoetry than narrative and while I appreciated the lyrical qualities I became bored with the journey.

  10. Amy Amy says:

    Slow, a bit bizarre, glad when it ended.

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