Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff Brings Together the Right Stuff
When a complicated actor such as Sean Penn attempts to break into a new genre, with the purpose being to inform and possibly entertain the masses, things get a little interesting. And, that is exactly what happens in his first literary work product titled “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Putting aside all of the contextual value regarding its content, this book is interesting to read. This interest exists due to the author’s range of interests alone.
In his classic gutsy style, Sean Penn constructs social commentary through his protagonist while making references to political figures and other well-known icons. Some of these references are easy to associate with their real life inspirations, because Penn in not shy about sharing his opinion open and candidly. This is a good thing, without much doubt. Even more interesting than his shared opinions, some of the coincidental similarities between this fictional story’s main character, Bob Honey, and Penn himself are somewhat striking.
However, there are aspects to this character that would stretch the imagination to see them apply to its author. For example, Honey is a killer and Penn is not; even though his career and success would afford him the lifestyle required to make it a reality. And just like the Sean Penn himself, this literary work product is difficult to define and critique by traditional standards. The only way to see that task done correctly is by getting a peek into his brain through the good old-fashioned art of the celebrity interview.
Fortunately for anyone who wants to know how Sean Penn feels about this project, there is plenty of material on the airways and other channels of media to choose from. Just like his character in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Sean Penn is that a point in his life and career where he works better on his own. But at the same time, that does not mean he is uncaring or uncooperative when it comes to the welfare of others.
There are two important points to remember when discussing Penn’s book and what it means for his future. The first of these is that he may have been bitten by the writing bug, so other works just may be forthcoming. And, the second is that his work may still continue within the film industry as a director or producer. One thing is for sure. Penn definitely enjoys the challenges involved with the creative process of writing books. But, there is a certain collaborative nature to film that he misses as well.