Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is the debut novel by actor, writer and director Sean Penn. The Hollywood famous actor decided to try out a new medium with his novel. He is a very respected writer having written some of the top screenplays ever written. He enjoyed having full control over Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. He used this novel to be a voice of his personal perspective but also to be a voice for what is occurring in society.
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is set in a grim, dystopian universe. The main character is Bob Honey. Bob Honey is a divorced man who works a lot of different jobs. Mainly he works for the government murdering people. He desires to be a sociable, friendly person. But being antisocial comes along with his profession and he scuffles between two different personalities he has to play.
Bob Honey in someway has a twin. The make believe character shares a lot in common with his creator. Through the character, Sean Penn’s perspective is voiced. It is fair to say they are one in the same trying to figure out the world as it changes so rapidly.
The novel discusses many different issues. Russian hacking, presidential elections, Yemen, civil wars and the #MeToo Movement are just a small handful of the many serious topics the novel touches. Throughout the novel, Bob Honey is weaving through different scenes that capture these events aiming to understand the world around him.
Sean Penn has delivered a tale with great usage of the English language. The text on the page of this novel is deep and rich with meaning. The author uses a good amount of figurative language. He creates his massive vocabulary to expose issue of gender inequality and politics. His language is thought provoking, somewhat challenging to define, but mostly a clear indication of his understanding of the English language and how Bob Honey sees the world around him.
Sean Penn’s Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a novel that cannot be forgotten easily. This is because the chapters are full of real life scenarios that cause readers to ponder about how the fiction novel does have some very actual facts. Will a sequel follow? Perhaps, a sequel will but if not, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff completely delivers a good read with an even deeper meaning and truth.