Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn stepped away from the big screen to write his first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Since hitting bookstores, critics have described Penn’s novel as everything from “ambitious” to “utter nonsense”. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is, as some reviews are starting to call it, a work of dystopian fiction; but readers across the world have viewed the novel as something more innovative than that.
For as long as authors have been writing novels, we have enjoyed generational stories that capture the essence of important eras and time periods. With his first novel, Penn aimed to write such a story- a really ambitious goal. His book includes blatant references to the 2016 presidential campaign trail, hot topics in current politics and, most confusingly, a culture which Penn describes as “noise”. Readers were quick to point out that Bob, the novel’s main … Read more