A Frightening Picture Of Modern Society Painted In ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’
It seems like Sean Penn is walking away from his acting career to establish himself as an author. The actor who has won the Academy Awards for Best Actor two times published his debut novel ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.’ The book has prompted mixed reviews from critics and readers and Sean Penn compared this to how some people like him and others don’t in an interview with CBS. Sean is also a humanitarian who provides relief and rescue services to people affected by disasters like the Haiti Earthquake. He is also known for interviewing El Chapo the infamous Mexican drug lord and Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela.
Vogue spoke to Penn about ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ and asked him how he felt about stepping away from the acting scene. He said that he was happy about his book and had decided to dedicate more of his time to writing because he enjoyed it. He also hinted at publishing more books soon. Sean Penn revealed that he used dictation to compose ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ because he has minimal expertise in typing and he finds that it slows him down.
‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ takes us through the world of an undercover government contracted killer who also works as a marketer to maintain his cover. The book uses styles like metaphors and satire to tell the stories about Bob Honey the main character. It also includes poems and rantings. It’s a mind-opening book that may reveal some truths that are related to modern-day society if read with keenness as some meaning is hidden in metaphors.
Sean Penn’s concern for society propelled him to paint an unpleasant picture of a society that is entangled with social issues which the government handles with folly. Issues like the civil unrest in Yemen, school shootings, MeToo movement, and mental sickness are some of the problems the author is passionate about in ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.’ The author is angry at the government and criticizes it in the book.
Sean Penn portrays his gentle nature in ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ when he recreates a fictitious hurricane. Bob Honey is involved in providing humanitarian aid to victims of a catastrophic tornado in the United States. Penn illustrates that values like social responsibility are essential to him as an individual. It appears like the humanitarian concepts in the book are inspired by his life experiences.