Boy Culture

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Overview

X a wily hustler, has a dilemma. The object of his affections is his roommate Andrew, who is confused about his sexuality. Meanwhile, X's other roommate—a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy—is falling for X in a big way. 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.

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Overview

X a wily hustler, has a dilemma. The object of his affections is his roommate Andrew, who is confused about his sexuality. Meanwhile, X's other roommate—a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy—is falling for X in a big way. 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Matthew Rettenmund, with his sharp eye and knowing prose, sounds like one of the freshest voices on the block." —The New York Times Book Review

"A smart, delightfully lubricious confessional." —The Village Voice

"An unapologetic, take-no-prisoners comic novel...I loved Boy Culture." —Robert Rodi, author of Fag Hag and Kept Boy

"Matthew Rettenmund is a clever and witty new writer." —Greg Johnson, author of Pagan Babies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312372712
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,460,562
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Rettenmund is also the author of the novel Blind Items: A (Love) Story and several nonfiction titles and is currently a magazine editor living in New York with his partner Jose Velez.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    The book is soft porn, easy to read and mindless.

    Matthew Rettenmund's rendition of a gay triangle in which Mr. X (probably himself)--a wily hustler--has a dilemma. He is torn for the object of his affections--his roommate Andrew--who will not give him the time of day. He is enthralled by his job as a male prostitute. And finally he has to deal with his other roommate, Joe, who is 17 y/o and is infatuated for X.

    The result is sort of an old fashioned love triangle--a portrait of love and lust among three very different guys set in the background of Chicago;'s gay life.

    The book is soft porn, easy to read and mindless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000

    Shocking and amazingly entertaining

    This book is too interesting. It the standard love story (NOT!) 'X' who is made to make you think in a odd way as yourself has a crush on his roommate. His neighbor has a crush on 'X'. Now throw in your recent sexual endevors and a few akward and uncomfortable moments and you have it. This book will not disappoint you. This is not one that you get 5 pages from the end and forget about because it didn't keep you interested... This is a guarenteed love!

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    Posted April 7, 2009

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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