Brandon Chasteen

Brandon Chasteen has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. He's a down-home-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory. He podcasts for The Bookening.

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Rebecca, Part 1

The Bookening discusses the context of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

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The Book of the Dun Cow, Part 2

The Bookening LITIGATES The Book of the Dun Cow.

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The Book of the Dun Cow, Part 1

The Bookening talks The Book of the Dun Cow and the interesting life of Walter Wangerin.

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The Book of the Dun Cow (Prelude)

The Bookening begins our discussion of The Book of the Dun Cow.

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Howl’s Moving Castle, Part 2

The Bookening considers a great fantasy novel, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (Part 1)

Move aside, Miyazaki! The Bookening is talking about the awesome Diana Wynne Jones novel that is Howl’s Moving Castle. If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for? Brandon provides some much needed context in this episode. Plus Jake talks all about... read more

Watership Down, Part 4

The Bookening is STILl talking about Watership Down.

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Watership Down, Part 3

What makes Watership Down the perfect adventure story? ALL THREE MEMBERS OF THE BOOKENING are finally together to tell you all about it, in this CLASSIC episode of our fine, fine podcast. Enjoy. SUPPORT US HERE! Subscribe to the podcast here! Listen to the episode at... read more

John Updike, Norman Mailer, David Foster Wallace, Dennis Johnson: A tangent

John Updike, Norman Mailer, David Foster Wallace, Dennis Johnson are all talked about in today’s episode.

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A Watership sidebar on anthropomorphic animal stories

The Bookening talks anthropomorphic animal stories.

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