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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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