There is a reason for everything. That has been my belief for as long as I can remember. Even if it (the reason) does not make sense to others, there is a reason for everything. That is the exact thought that comes to mind with Sean Penn’s new novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The tactical misuse of proper grammar is a peek into this almost Alice in Wonderland like experience of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff! At first glance it is a loose fitting comedian worthy joke of extreme proportions regarding the somewhat dysfunctional image of current American life. Penn pokes wicked fun at the fact many people have to take on multiple jobs, sometimes severely unrelated to one another, to make ends meet. Bob Honey has quite a few odd jobs including assassin to the elderly! He also puts relationships, married relationships to be exact, on the roast as Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff has experienced the ending of his own marriage and the bitter aftertaste left by his ex wife.
Penn’s sly style of world view venting, is on display thru Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Complete with disdain for the person holding the highest office in the land, Penn’s heartfelt emotions show through the actions of our protagonist in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. In an attempt to laugh instead of crying about the state of everyday life in these here states, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff provides if nothing else, a reason to laugh. Though the laughter may be with out true mirth, the stark profundity of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff may have a real message or two lurking between the lines. Penn’s reason for writing the novel may simply be to provide several painfully comical views of the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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