“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” is the title of Sean Penn’s new novel, which is a definite trip to read. Apparently, reading this book, should woo you into disbelieving the contents of the insane actions that Penn writes.
It is obvious that Penn had cult classics in mind for eager readers to dwell in satirical madness and surprisingly deep truths.
Originally released back in 2016 as a mysterious audio book, its content was even slimmer than the newer produced slim novel. Under the pseudonym Pappy Pariah, Penn narrated the audiobook clearly meant to portray more relevant times as it provides references to unsubtle broad features of president Obama and camping outside, close to the Republican National Convention.
Some of the featured characters included in Penn’s novel are Fletcher– a closely modeled El Chapo figure and a boomer named Bob, who has many careers that include a part-time job as an assassin. In the book, these two have a meeting and consequently, Penn interviewed El Chapo before the drug lords’ arrest in Mexico. Penn has also praised Hugo Chavez.
One scene takes place during the aftermath of five police officers shot in Dallas where Bob realizes that this was the result of the media encouraging the killing.
The character portrayed as Bob is most likely a bizarre vessel of Penn, who is also a baby boomer. Bob is antisocial with deadly potential whose behavior expresses wise or even prophetic ideas.
Who wouldn’t want to read Penn’s loud, absurd, and angry views of the state of the world? To Bob, it seems like America is no longer the girl who birthed him who was beautiful. Instead, Penn Narrates it is the ghost of a girl that he never knew. The line is one of Bob’s frequent most indulgent of fantasies about his beautiful girlfriend and a good example of the gender of politics as portrayed in the book.
Evidently, Penn’s book is a way for him to vent his angry notions of all that has gone wrong in the world for everyone to read embedded in the character Bob Honey. Penn told CBS that some will buy the book and some will not and also some will love it and some will hate it.