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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MacmillanDec 15, – Fiction – pages. The main character speaks directly to the bky telling us we can use the appendix to skip to the dirty parts if we want. Yet the characters were simpatico, and they changed by the story’s end. 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.

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 book is always better than the movie and this is no exception. The thing that was different about this book is the appendix at the end. I hope Boh can say the same for the novel Want to Read saving….

I love books about prostitutes and intense sex, and unrequited love. It seems so dirty in my shelf and I so love it. Tiffany Tucker rated it liked it Aug 04, The movie is also very good.

Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund

Rettenmund is an author after my own heart, citing such wonders as E. Rettenmund a letter thanking him for writing this book, though I never got a response.


I am sad to say that if that really is gay culture, then it’s a sad one. Other editions – View all Boy Culture: While there was a lot that was different, the film is actually a pretty good adaptation of the novel.

I would love to read this aga I love this book so much! Jan 13, Andy rated it liked it. This is not a traditional romance, but the main character, X, does fall in love and seems to think he’s going to be happy for the rest of his life.

Cultude prose is so cheap and still tries so hard to be fun t What a waste of money and time! He lusts for Andrew.

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But selling his body is all that he knows. To see amtthew your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 05, J. I love this book so much!

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Lists with This Book. Forster comparing his narrative to such – heathen!

Jul 08, Bryan Ball rated it it cultjre ok Recommends it for: Overall, the story is alright. Things that “normal” people do. Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is falling for X in a big way. 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 is so delightful. Aug 31, London W Gillean rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Boy Culture. All in all, thinking that this is a novel published in the cultre, I’m surprise of how much a romance it’s there is magthew a reference to Fabio, the romance cover model His defense of prostitution, however, was a little thick.


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 much space between the movie and the book as I could. I don’t always enjoy a first person novel where the protagonist is unlikeable or unredeemable. From this very bad first experience X learned two things: 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 culturf love with Andrew.

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Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is falling for X in a big way. Is this really all of “boy” culture? Would have been better named Hustler Culture. I saw the movie before I realized this was a book first.

Compelling voice coupled with a sincere, realistic 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 dif X a wily hustler, has a dilemma.

The story itself is interesting as it put me in the mind of a gay prostitute. 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.