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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Nothing along the lines of what is being depicted in this novel. Trivia About Boy Culture.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The thing that was different about this book is the appendix at the end. Paperbackpages. Tiffany Tucker rated it liked it Aug 04, X a wily hustler, has a dilemma. I have the lovely menage-a-trois book cover movie-tie in edition of the book. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon.
Like in the movie, Gregory lies to X, but in the novel X is not able to forgive him Preview — Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund. It seems so dirty in my shelf and I so love it. Some gay novels aim to titillate, others to reveal, a few to punish, still fewer to enlighten.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Account Options Sign in. Well, the story is simple, that’s good, but it was also annoying, and that’s bad. I know very few people that cared, but I enjoyed it. Feb 27, Mary rated it it was amazing. What a waste of money and time! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Aug 12, Michael Prier rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The result is an old-fashioned well, sort of love triangle peppered with savage Would that life could remain so playful. MacmillanDec 15, – Fiction – pages. 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.
I was afraid of the sexual index in the back, thinking this would have a TON of sex in it. I suppose that’s all you need to know, plot-wise. For a woman, there’s almost nothing more fun than reading witty gay male fiction. 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. To ask other readers questions about Boy Cultureplease sign up.
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. While there was a lot that was different, the film is actually a pretty good adaptation of the novel. Sep 28, Daniel Hanna rated it liked it. Now, having finally gotten enough time since reading the book, I decided it was time to read the book.
His defense of prostitution, however, was a little thick. 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. To view it, click here. 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.
Not exactly my version of gay life, but still a good read with a happy ending. The story itself is interesting as it put me in the mind of a gay prostitute. Peppermaud rated it it was amazing Feb 24, What I find annoying is that everything seems to be superficial. Belonging to a different generation of gay, many of the references went over my head.
Rettenmhnd read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life. It’s as if all their brain can process is knowledge of sex and all its derivatives.
I liked how the chapters were little insights to his life, and how each one was labeled as a confession about himself. The novel tells the story rettehmund X, who is a gay hustler, who shares an apartment with Joe, who likes him, and Andrew, who he likes. I love this book so much! Books by Matthew Rettenmund. Yet the characters were simpatico, culturee they changed by the story’s end. Talk about “fly on the wall.
Joe lusts after him. Some very good parts that almost save the story as a whole in the end, simply, cannot overcome the annoying and immature characters.
Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund
View all 5 comments. Jan 13, Andy rated it liked it. His affection for his roommates is heart-felt, and I really felt his frustration with wanting cklture go farther with Andrew while fending off the advance I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.