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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A Farewell to Arms/The Stranger

The senselessness of life. The meaninglessness of death. Those moments where you murder someone in cold blood for no particular reason. Hope you like existential stuff. Because Ernest Heminway and Albert Camus sure do, as we talk about in this mega-stuft episode of... read more

Fathers and Sons

The Bookening reads Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. SUPPORT US HERE! Subscribe to the podcast here! Listen to the episode at a separate link here! read more

Bridge to Terabithia/The Little Prince

We talk Bridge to Terabithia and The Little Prince. We pull no punches. One is worse than the other. But they are both … something. SUPPORT US HERE! Subscribe to the podcast here! Listen to the episode at a separate link here! read more

Pride and Prejudice Redux

The Bookening returns to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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State of the Show/2022 Booklist/Ender’s Game Trial

How is the Bookening moving forward? What are we reading in 2022? Was Ender’s Game a good novel?

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Ender’s Pre-game

Next week (Lord willing) Jake and Brandon will face off in the epic trial of Ender’s Game. This week Jake prepares. SUPPORT US HERE! Subscribe to the podcast here! Listen to the episode at a separate link here! read more

Ender’s Game Context

The Bookening provides context on Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

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A Room with a View, Part 2

The Bookening talks A Room with a View.

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A Room with a View, Part 1

The Bookening provides context for A Room with a View by E.M. Forster.

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28 books to give this Christmas (even for really difficult people)

The Bookening presents their holiday gift guide.

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