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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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. Feb 28, Adam rated it it was amazing.

The story itself is interesting as it put me in the mind of a gay prostitute. The “erotic” descriptions are everything but erotic. To view it, click here. Forster comparing his narrative to such – heathen! A novel told in a series of confessions by “X,” a gay male prostitute who sleeps with no one but clients and has fallen in love with his roommate.

Overall, the story is alright. The thing that was different about this book is the appendix at the end. 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. A thing I didn’t like of the book is the output of X’s relationship with Gregory, the octogenarian trick who tells X stories, and who helps him to realize he is in love with Andrew.


Only for this thoughts I think he is a lot stronger than what he thinks. Feb 27, Mary rated it it was amazing. Like in the movie, Gregory lies to X, but in the novel X is not able to forgive him Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

If I had known that this was about a movie a watched long time ago which was better than this book, by the wayI would definitely not bought it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 05, J. Unfortunately, this rookie novel from Rettenmund Encyclopedia Madonnica,not reviewed wants to What a waste of money and time!

His defense of prostitution, however, was a little thick. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. 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.

I recently saw the movie they made of this, and, while decent on its own, it was no match for the book. The result is an old-fashioned well, sort of love triangle peppered with savage It was also humorous at times.

Boy Culture cracked me up and showed me another side of life.

Some very good parts that almost save the story as a whole in the end, simply, cannot overcome the annoying and immature characters. He whipped up some surprisingly genius phrases for the subject matter. Apr 20, Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing Shelves: My first reaction was that the book was nothing like the movie, but that isn’t exactly the truth. I recently saw the movie This was another of those, bou cover, oh dear god, the cover! Maybe since it’s not an adaptation, but it was a novel way before it was made into a movie?


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Boy Culture

I think that the novel is better since the main hero, “X”, has an innocence that was lost in the movie; the movie was also more “Hollywood” style, in the break and following declaration of forever love wonderful scene with the two actors making out on the stairsthat X and Andrew actually don’t have: Joe lusts after him. Return to Book Page. Very few gay books to me are worth reading.

To reiterate, Rettenmund is not a bad writer — there are the seeds of a smart, modern romance here — but the poor plotting and feeble characterization make Boy Culture a complete non-starter. This book gets 1 out of 5 stars.

I think you might be surprised.

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. Jones rated it really liked it.

For him, that is the “gay lifestyle”. X a wily hustler, has a dilemma.

Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund

I really enjoyed this. I read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life.

Is this really all of “boy” culture?