When an author rolls out a debut novel, the pressure is on. The critics, the booksellers and most importantly the readers determine the outcome if a book will be deemed a literature legend among the greats. For first time author Sean Penn, his book has been deemed a masterful art work that captures both lighthearted humor and the grim reality of what is happening in today’s world. The book has made the writer be known for something other than his longevity of a career in acting and directing. He has taken a spell from screenwriting to pen a novel to spotlight a time that he views as changing and not necessarily changing for the better.
From the #MeToo Movement to the civil conflict in foreign countries to the state of economics and to the political campaigns influenced by hacking, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a novel capturing so many historical and timeless events will forever leave its remarkable mark on the world around us. The novel makes several references to a fictional character that poses characteristics of real life people. Sean Penn mentions California’s fist openly gay official working in politics. In the novel this character is called Fletcher but Fletcher’s personality and ways seem to connect back to El Chapo, a bigtime drug lord Sean Penn once interviewed. References to a “landlord” are made several times that tends to remind readers of Donald Trump.
Bob Honey himself is created from real life person. His charm, his peculiar ways and his views tend to correlate with Sean Penn. Bob Honey does have some differences from his author. The guy is a divorced man trying to develop social relationships with people. However, he his innate antisocial mechanisms make it very challenging for him to interact with others. He works for the government set in a dystopian style universe. Oddly, he makes a living by killing people. Mostly, he is just trying to understand the changing dynamics of politics around him. In a sense, Bob Honey is all of us in learning to adapt to a different kind of world.
The best reason to write novels especially for celebrities is fame, as it is with any other gigs they choose after a stretch of acting career. Getting those novels across, from their table to an end user or reader can be a long, tough or sometimes tedious slog. It seems like Sean Penn is lucky in this particular area. His recent interview to Vogue magazine about his new novel called “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” has done a pretty good job for him.
Sean Penn’s fictional book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is about a character leading a double life as a handyman and hired killer. Sean Penn indicates how it felt to finally write this novel after leaving behind Hollywood in this interview. He says, not reacting proactively after a couple of controversies and accusations against him was itself difficult enough. Now that his novel is out, it’s nice for him to have a vibrant social network to talk about it, that is comprised of individuals who share similar interest and are striving to achieve similar goal. Celebrities are no different from any other group of people when it comes to handling controversies. Like others, Sean Penn talks about how the recent controversies such as #MeToo movement and his friendship with Late Venezuelan President have affected his life in general and how he is coping with them. He is loving the attention, get-together, exploring issues and sharing experiences as he has always done in many previous interviews.
Interviews can be particularly satisfying in a business like acting that finds people chained to one area. And it’s not for the faint of heart when the host is throwing uncomfortable questions. But for Sean Penn in his interview with Vogue magazine’s host, it really seems as though he is enjoying every bit of the moment. You can notice that he is trying to clear many doubts that the interviewer has and answering every question without fail. If you missed any messages that Sean Penn has sent, this and a couple of recent interviews are readily available on the internet.