Sean Penn is the author of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, a novel about a man and his many jobs that take him on adventure after adventure through a life full of twists and turns. Although the book is considered to be fictitious, the reader can draw some similarities form it and the real world and even the author.
But Penn has inked a novel that creates different meaning for different readers, and you can take what you want out of it since there is no right or wrong way to read his book. It is an enjoyable read and definitely an escape from the world and the hustle and bustle of our own daily lives.
Penn even includes a poem at the end of the book that again could be related to reality and that has stirred up much controversy and talk since the character in which the poem was written could be compared to our modern day president. Penn’s book may not be for everyone, but it is nevertheless an interesting read and full of carefully set up scenes and colorful characters.
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff was originally an audiobook that he narrated in 1996 that he wouldn’t admit entirely to writing himself. He accredited the book to a man in Florida by the name of Pappy Pariah. The book’s out there but that’s perhaps the draw of it and people can’t seem to stop talking about it. It is anything but a dull read and really gets the reader thinking and asking questions.
Bob goes on adventures in the book such as helping Hurricane Katrina victims and even being hired as an assassin yet he stills seems to live a fairly mundane life at times.
Penn is a man of many different interests and has done many different things with his life. He is also an activist at heart and the book reflects on many of the issues of the world whether intentional or unintentional. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is definitely not your average read and makes for an interesting conversation starter.
Read the Vogue Magazine’s review.