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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Tiffany Tucker rated it liked it Aug 04, I saw the movie before I realized this was a book first. Rettenmund a letter thanking him for writing this book, though I never got a response.

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.

From this very bad first experience X learned two things: 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 book is always better than the movie and this is no exception. Unfortunately, this rookie novel from Rettenmund Encyclopedia Madonnica,not reviewed wants to For being an hustler, X has a strange concept of betrayal and fidelity, something I’m not sure it came out from the movie.

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Return to Book Page. I’m not sure how The movie was very good, and after reading the book, I think the movie follows the book pretty closely. 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 regtenmund his life.

Lists with This Book. Everything seems to be centered on sex. 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. I read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life.


Rettenmund that life could remain s For a woman, there’s almost nothing more fun than reading witty gay male fiction. But the book is even better! To reiterate, Rettenmund is not a bad writer — there are the seeds of a smart, modern romance here — but the booy plotting and feeble characterization make Boy Culture boj complete non-starter.

Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is falling for X in a big way. There are things that I do, and regret later. 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 advance I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.

While there was a mattew that was different, the film is actually a pretty good adaptation of the novel.

I recently saw the movie This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover! I wanted X to get his man at the end and to see how it happens in the book is much more heartfelt than the film.

But selling his body is all that he knows.

I really enjoyed this. Jones rated it really liked it. A Novel Matthew Rettenmund No preview available – Belonging to a different generation of gay, many of the references went over my head. 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 reytenmund not bought it.

It was also humorous at times. I love this book. Much more fun to read about men lusting after men. Feb 27, Mary rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What happens when a hustler falls in love.


They each have their cultture issues, and X gets paid to have sex with various men of various forms and shapes. 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.

Boy Culture: A Novel – Matthew Rettenmund – Google Books

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And what’s worse, the novel is entitled Boy Culture. All in all, thinking that this is a novel published in the ’90, I’m surprise of how much a romance it’s there is even a reference to Fabio, the romance cover model This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Jan 13, Andy rated it liked it. The main character speaks directly to the reader telling us we can use the appendix to skip to the dirty parts if we want. The novel tells the story of X, who is There are things that I do, and regret later. However, what it contained inside was remarkably good. It was also sad in places, but in a way that gave catharsis.

I love this book so much! Trivia About Boy Culture. 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. Is this really all of “boy” culture? Very few gay books to me are worth reading.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 31, Chrissey rated it really liked it.