Direct, funny and provocative! These three words sum up Sean Penn’s latest novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”Penn has been known for a variety of things, form his acting to his social work and various publications pieces, but “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” strikes at the heart of what the public has conjectured about Penn’s style and message.
In the wake of Penn’s latest novel there has been a comprehensive response to negativity attached to a book that seemingly has no clear plot to follow. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is Penn’s first novel, and by the overall response, it seems he might have gotten off to a bad start. However, there have been many very successful novelist who also first began their writing careers with writing that clearly showed no commercial success.
Newspapers, who are known for their being able to decipher the literary chaff from the wheat have questioned Penn “why did you bury your truest feelings and loveliest writing so deep in muck?
Penn admits the essential difference between working on a film and a novel of one’s own is the feeling of support that either comes from collaborating with others or standing on one’s own.
Parallels to Reality
Many critics of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” have tried to draw conclusions between the debut of the novel during Trump’s Presidential Election and some of the any and off-the-wall deeds of Bob Honey in the novel. Penn claims that there was no intent to cover the Presidential Election or Trump in the novel, but is merely coincidental. Penn admits that he has a greater desire to pursue his writing career for a considerable time into the future than propel his interest in making films.
“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” alienates himself by his self-love from modern culture and the internet age with its anxiety about glorifying the self-image thru selfies. Overall, says Penn, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” takes a stab at the dark cloud that hangs over American culture. The Dark humor we find in American culture finds a shadow of reflection in the life of Bob Honey in “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, says Penn.” Dark Humor is the reality of darkness in America.