The Hottest Novel: “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” by Sean Penn

From an actor to an author, many view Sean Penn as being controversial but his word to the public is that it is for the sake of his country. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff never struggled to gain popularity in the market and as a matter of fact, the novel started burning the hearts of many in anticipation of reading it even before it was released into the market. Immediately after its release, it went viral in social media especially on the excerpts mentioning Donald Trump. What is this novel really about? Keep reading.


Sean Penn presents Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff content using a very satirical and kind of loose narrative which is confusing the mind of readers. Basically, the narration is about a middle-aged man, Bob Honey, who is involved in doing a variety of jobs like assisting dictators in setting fireworks, rescuing Hasidic Jews imprisoned in foreign prisons, and the worst killing elderly people using a mallet as his weapon.


Penn has off late become unpredictable in what he is capable of doing next especially after the release of this first novel in his life. The novel had been released earlier in an audio version and it triggered the minds of many. The main character in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a man who desperately wants to see some change in the country and the campaigns being carried on are not bringing the change he wants. As a result of his anger, he goes around committing violent acts to quench his desperation.


The acts of this man, Bob Honey, are basically catapulted by his own political beliefs and his discontentment with the administration of the Trump government. Sean Penn is well known to be a political activist and lately, he has been expressing his opinions to the current government. In the Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Landlord is a representation of Trump. The novel also mentions #MeToo movement which is infantilizing instead of empowering. Therefore his novel focuses on “We” rather than “I” who Trump want to bring.