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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While there was a lot that was different, the film is actually a pretty good adaptation of the novel. I love books about matthed and intense sex, and unrequited love. To reiterate, Rettenmund is not a bad writer — there are the seeds of a smart, modern romance here — but the poor cjlture and feeble characterization make Boy Culture a complete non-starter. I read it several years ago and it has honestly changed my life. When X starts to think that it would be nice to have a boyfriend, to find Mr Right, he falls for his roommate Andrew, a man that in the book is stronger than X, both in body that in morality.

The result is an old-fashioned well, sort of love triangle peppered with savage 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. Peppermaud rated it it was amazing Feb 24, It seems so dirty in my shelf and I so love it.

Xavier Alabaster rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Apr 20, Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is so delightful. 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 Preview — Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. May 15, J. View all 5 comments. Rettenmund is an author after my own heart, citing such wonders as E. Normally I like to read the book before I watch culturw movie, I think when I first saw this movie I didn’t know it was a book. I’d take it any day over Fifty Shades of Puke. I feel sad for Gregory, I think it’s not his fault if he was like that, it was a generation gap.

I found it funny and thought provoking.

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They live in Chicago, and they are full of drama. 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.

X’s first love was a cousin of him, the boy who took his virginity when he was 13 years old and who rettehmund his heart soon after. I suppose that’s all you need to know, plot-wise.

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The thing that was different about this book is the appendix at the end. Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is falling for X in a big way.

Joe lusts after him. Compelling voice coupled with a sincere, realistic 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.

Rettenmund a letter thanking him for writing this book, though I never got a response.

I saw the movie and loved it. Between the scenes with him and the flashbacks to X’s first gay experiences with his cousin, I found myself really fascinated with the characters.

It’s as if all their brain can process is knowledge of sex and all its derivatives. Nothing along the lines of what is being depicted in this novel. Aug 31, Chrissey rated it really liked it. Now, having finally gotten enough time since reading the book, I decided it was time to read the book.


Aug 31, London W Gillean rated it really liked it Shelves: Just another unbelievable love story. Boy Culture cracked me up and showed me another side of life. What a waste of money and time! 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.

There are things that I do, and regret later.

This is not a traditional romance, but the main character, X, does fall in mattheq and seems to think he’s going to be happy for the rest of his life. I fell in love with it totally. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jones rated it really liked it.

While the movie is great on it’s own, there’s so much more in the book, more depth. What happens when a hustler falls in love. The novel rettemmund the story of X, who is There are things that I do, and uclture later. Oct 23, Nicola rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 Oct 22, Laura rated it it was amazing. It hurts me so much to finish it.

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