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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Boy Culture

Maybe since it’s not an adaptation, but it was a novel way before it was made into a movie? Feb 27, Mary rated it it was amazing. I suppose that’s all you need to know, plot-wise. It hurts me so much to finish it. The main character cultute directly to the reader telling us we can use the appendix to skip to the dirty parts if we want.

But the book is even better! No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. What I find annoying is that everything seems to be superficial. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Sep 09, Scott Magill rated it really liked it. It’s always an cukture 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.

I love this book.

Boy Culture: A Novel – Matthew Rettenmund – Google Books

He also has two room mates. Some very good parts that almost save the story as a whole in the end, simply, cannot overcome the annoying and immature characters. Not exactly my version of gay life, but still a good read with a happy ending. To reiterate, Rettenmund is not a bad writer — there are the seeds of cultute smart, modern romance here — but the poor plotting and feeble characterization make Boy Culture a complete non-starter. A definite great read.


His matthed 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. But selling his body is all that he knows. They were well drawn out and likeable, and there was a gritty edginess to the book that made it real to me.

Matthew Rettenmund

This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover! A Novel Matthew Rettenmund No preview available – Aug 31, Chrissey rated it really liked it. There are things that I do, and regret later.

Apr 20, Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing Shelves: For that, I picked up Boy Culture, as it wasn’t a mammoth book like the previous one I was reading, and so this would go smoothly. I read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life. But probably X has to break with Gregory since of all his tricks, he is the only one with whom X really betrays Andrew.

Culfure with This Book. I liked how the chapters were little insights to his life, and how each one was labeled as a confession about himself. Would that life could remain so playful.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. View all 5 comments. The movie was very good, and after reading the book, I think the movie follows the book pretty closely. Unfortunately, this rookie novel from Rettenmund Encyclopedia Madonnica,not reviewed wants to Overall, the story is goy.


I even went so far as to write Mr. They live in Chicago, and they are full of drama.

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. 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 Yet the characters were simpatico, and they changed by the story’s end.

Would that life could remain s For a woman, there’s almost nothing more fun than reading witty gay male fiction. Would have been better named Hustler Culture. The novel tells the story of X, who is There are things that I do, and regret later. So I was hesitant to read “Boy Culture” since I think the movie is one of the most wonderful gay romance movie out there. 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.

Is this really all of “boy” culture? 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.