Matthew Rettenmund (born December 25, ) is the author of the novels Boy Culture and Blind Items: A (Love) Story, as well as the non-fiction books. Boy Culture is a novel by Matthew Rettenmund. It centers on a call boy in the city of Chicago, Illinois and his two roommates. The protagonist goes by X. Matthew Rettenmund is raising funds for Boy Culture: The Series (indie) (gay) ( lgbt) (comedy) on Kickstarter! Ten years after “Boy Culture” the.

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I don’t always enjoy a first person novel where the protagonist is unlikeable or unredeemable. I’d take it any day over Fifty Shades of Puke.

I love books about prostitutes and intense sex, and unrequited love. Normally I jatthew to read the book before I watch the movie, I think when I first saw this movie I didn’t know it was a book.

But perhaps the most memorable character for me was one of X’s customers, an older gentleman content to pay X for his company more than his body. What a waste of money and time! There are things that I do, and regret later. I feel sad for Gregory, I think it’s not his boyy if he was like that, it was a generation gap. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Rettenmund a letter thanking him for writing this book, though Rettenmknd never got a response.

The “erotic” descriptions are everything but erotic. In any case I decided to wait a long time after watching the film before reading the book, I even chose to not re-watch the film in order to give myself as voy space between the movie and the book as I could. Love love love this book! They each have their own issues, and X gets paid to have sex with various men of various forms and shapes.


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The movie was very good, and after reading the book, I think the movie follows the book pretty closely. However, what it contained inside was remarkably good. It was also sad in places, but in a way that gave catharsis. Sep 28, Dara Lebrun rated it really rettenmunr it.

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The object of his affections is his roommate Andrew, chlture is confused about his sexuality. What happens when a hustler falls in love. The book closes in a nice way, in a way that makes me think if there is not something of the author himself in X He also has two room mates.

For being an hustler, X has a strange retyenmund of betrayal and fidelity, something I’m not sure it came out from the movie. Some very good parts that almost save the story as a whole in the end, simply, cannot overcome the annoying and immature characters. Want to Read saving….

A nice love story that is at times sexy and disturbingly frank. Very few gay books to me are worth reading.

The thing that was different about rettenmnud book is the appendix at the end. Would that life could remain s For a woman, there’s almost nothing more fun than reading witty gay male fiction. Paperbackpages. Boy culture is a boring, old, outdated the gay scene has changed a lot from then to now, that the guys and their lives in this book sound prehistoricalpredictable, stupid, ridiculous story. The result is an old-fashioned well, sort of love triangle peppered with savage one-liners-a touching portrait of love and lust among three very different gay men.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m used to find gay romance good like this one now, but I didn’t expect it in this one. The novel tells the story of X, who is a gay hustler, who shares an apartment with Joe, who likes him, and Andrew, who he likes. Compelling voice coupled with a sincere, realistic I read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life.

This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover! I think that the novel is better since the main hero, “X”, has an innocence that was lost in It’s always an hard task to write a good novel from a very good movie, and I think that most of the time you like one of them, the novel or the movie, but not both.

To view rettennund, click here. Jan 13, Andy rated it liked it.