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A Rent Boy Named...


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#1 Paul Schroder

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:41 PM

This is the honest and heartfelt story of a boy who found himself homeless on L.A.'s Sunset Strip in 1969 and 1970. There he meets other throw away boys who do whatever they have to do to survive.  This is not a story about sex, it is about boys without a family trying to connect and make a family of their own.  You won't read this story and come away unaffected.

As of this posting there are 117 short chapters.  If you are at all like me, you will attempt to read them all non-stop.  I can only WISH I had this author's ability to paint a picture with words

It has only been three months since Tristan Strangebrew posted the first chapter on this blog. Today it is averaging over 10,000 chapter reads per day.  Start reading it and you will understand why.

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#2 D&B

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:39 PM

I have just begun reading this -- on chapter 26 as I post.

Paul's right.  It's something you need to read.


ADDED IN EDIT September 26:

I've no finished all 120 chapters to date.  And this story NEEDS to be read by any Fort Family reader.  It's heartwarming, heartbreaking, not particularly sexually explicit (scenes rare and contextually proper), beautifully and even poignantly told....  Go read it!

#3 Nourred

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:42 AM

View PostPaul Schroder, on 13 September 2009 - 06:41 PM, said:

This is the honest and heartfelt story of a boy who found himself homeless on L.A.'s Sunset Strip in 1969 and 1970. There he meets other throw away boys who do whatever they have to do to survive.  This is not a story about sex, it is about boys without a family trying to connect and make a family of their own.  You won't read this story and come away unaffected.

As of this posting there are 117 short chapters.  If you are at all like me, you will attempt to read them all non-stop.  I can only WISH I had this author's ability to paint a picture with words

It has only been three months since Tristan Strangebrew posted the first chapter on this blog. Today it is averaging over 10,000 chapter reads per day.  Start reading it and you will understand why.

Go to A Rent Boy Named...



Hi,
I agree, it's a wonderful story, with now 122 chapters. Thank you foe having recommend it.
Nourred.

#4 D&B

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

Just to pop this up for those who never noticed it before.  Tristan has now broken the 150-chapter mark -- he posted chapter #151 a few days ago.  Highly recommended.

For those who are wondering, it's told in first person, with the early chapters based loosely on the reminiscences of the real-life equivalent of the narrator, of a runaway in his early teens, on his own (with a group of fellow castoffs) in the L.A. of the early 1970s.

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hi,

Since the edited version of The Boys of Sunset (a.k.a. A Rent Boy Named...) was never fully realized in its Wordpress iteration, I felt it was time that the public be allowed to see the final edited version in its entirety.
Unfortunately the document that Tristan sent to me before disappearing seemed to be the original version, so the edits I made will have to be reincorporated, which will take time.
Going forward I hope to:
  • add all 169 chapters  over time as they are finished being re-edited
  • finally release Chapter 170, which was 2/3 completed by Tristan and finished by yours truly as I feel closer to the characters and the story than anyone, second only to Tristan
  • perhaps further the story attempting to write in the style of Tristan Strangebrew, so the story continues to live as he would have wanted
So what happened to Tristan? I don't know. Here is an excerpt from the final email he sent to me:

I like the edited version so much better. I think it has better rhythm and empathy. Since I may have to go underground for a while, I want you to
have it for safe keeping in case I lose stuff into the great void. You've been a great help through times tougher than I've let on. I'm sick and
have been for nearly a year. I have chronic depression and fibromyalgia. I'm in pain 24/7 and I'm living on 3 hours sleep on a good night. I'm weary
and tired of fighting. I'm out of money and instead of waiting to be evicted I'm going to shed belongings, put my life in my pocket, and head out for
who knows where.

We can all wish the best for Tristan and I hope one day he emails me to let me know how he's doing. And I hope some good fortune comes his way. Until then, perhaps sharing The Boys of Sunset
with the world will bring him the accolades that are greatly overdue. And to those returning fans of Tristan Strangebrew, welcome and I hope you like reading what he and I worked so tirelessly on.

It can now be found here:

https://www.blogger....724116#allpages

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

It seems the blogger page does not work.  Keeps telling me:

Your current account (#######@gmail.com) does not have access to view this page.
Click here to logout and change accounts.

I tried 2 different gmail accounts that i have and all tell me the same.  Anyway to get access?

#7 Cynaira

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

Hi! We had a licensing problem that we were not notified of and found by accident. This was just fixed Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So, if you could please try again and let us know if you continue to have issues.

Thank you!

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 03:31 AM

Great news guys! T is back and so is Rentboy. Only it's now called Boys of Sunset. T is bringing the new edited and improved chapters up a few at a time. So far it is the "improved" versions of the original chapters, but T has NEW chapters written and will post them as soon as he catches up re-posting the older ones.

The only thing I would ask is that if you know of a friend who might enjoy this coming of age story, but who isn't familiar with it, please try to turn them on to it & bring 'em over. The comments sections are just getting started and we need new readers to ooh and aah over the story, lol. And discover it for the first time all over again.

For those of you who aren't fans yet, this is the story of young teenage rentboys on the famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1969. It is not a sex story per se, it is mostly a real story actually, written by one of the boys himself. It is "fictionalised" in a sense, but is not fiction. It is true to the era, and to the emotions and thoughts and experiences of the boys who were forced, through no fault of their own, to live this life. Thrown away by parents and abandoned by circumstances beyond their control, they live day to day on or near a notoriously wild street, with only each other for any sense of normalcy or protection.

This is the story of James and Squeegy, of Donnie, Steve, Crazy Mike and others, many, many others...colorful characters written by a masterful storyteller who lived this life, and treats it with respect.

So come over to the new RB site, "Boys of Sunset"...and if you can, bring a friend. And if you feel like it, join us in the comments afterwards.

https://theboysofsun...neral-comments/

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:29 PM

Thank you very much for the update! Glad to see T back in circulation!




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