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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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He is a writer living in New York City. What I liked about the novel the destroyed in the film adaptation, and what I hated about the novel they improved upon, making an uneven companion piece.

If you like contemporary gay fiction with an erotic, street-hip edge, and wounded characters who struggle to keep their emotions under tight rein, definitely check this book out. A friend of mine who happens to be gay once told me that his lifestyle consists of waking up in the morning, going to work, cycling during the days that it is sunny out, going to the groceries, cleaning his apartment, sharing a bed with his loved one, and so on.

Nothing along the lines of what is being depicted in this novel. Would that life could remain s For a woman, there’s almost nothing more fun than reading witty gay male fiction. This book covered all of that so exquisitely and so erotically. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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It’s tastefully written, sometimes fade-to-black even, so even when X suggests that the reader should go back and masturbate to specific scenes once they’re done reading, I didn’t think it was that kind of book. But probably X has to break with Gregory since of all his tricks, he is the only one with whom X really betrays Andrew. Would that life could remain so playful. Just another unbelievable love story.


I hope I can say the same for the novel Boy Culture is a light-hearted, gay-themed rom-com with an inoffensively dumb premise: Forster comparing his narrative to such – heathen!

Everything seems to be centered on the worship of Madonna, and mind you, I am not talking about the religious icon, I am talking about the artist who sang Like a Virgin a couple decades ago.

The result is an old-fashioned well, sort of love triangle peppered with savage I’d take it any day over Fifty Shades of Puke. Books by Matthew Rettenmund. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was also sad in places, but in a way that gave catharsis.

X a wily hustler, culrure a dilemma.

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Sep 09, Scott Magill rated it really liked it. My first reaction was that the book was nothing like the movie, but that isn’t exactly the truth. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I recently saw the movie This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover!

If I had known that this was dulture a movie a watched long time ago which was better than this book, by the wayI would definitely not bought it. Want to Read saving…. May 15, J.

Like in the movie, Gregory lies to X, but in the novel X is not able to forgive him This book gets 1 out of 5 stars. Love love love this book!

Sep 28, Dara Lebrun rated it really liked it. Oct 22, Laura rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is falling for X in a big way. His defense of prostitution, however, was a little thick. May 05, J.

My first reaction was that the book was nothing like the movie, Normally I like 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. 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. However, what it contained inside was remarkably good. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Feb 28, Adam rated it it was amazing. Between the scenes with him and the flashbacks to X’s first gay experiences with his cousin, I found myself really fascinated with the characters.

Everything seems to be centered on sex. Apr 20, Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing Shelves: What happens when a hustler falls in love. His prose is so cheap and still tries so hard to be fun that it ruins it all.

Matthew Rettenmund – Wikipedia

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.

His affection for his roommates is heart-felt, and I really felt his frustration with wanting to go farther with Andrew while fending off the advances of other his underage roomie, Joe. 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.