Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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" It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a novel is great fun to read, but it's true. I suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S. Thompson would love this book. " --Salman Rushdie

From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novel about Bob Honey--a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin.

Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people, especially since his divorce. He's tired of being marketed to every moment, sick of a world where even an orgasm isn't real until it is turned into a tweet. A paragon of old-fashioned American entrepreneurship, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah's Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He's also a contract killer for an off-the-books program run by a branch of US intelligence that targets the elderly, the infirm, and others who drain this consumption-driven society of its resources.

When a nosy journalist starts asking questions, Bob can't decide if it's a chance to form some sort of new friendship or the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone's lips, terrorism in everyone's sights, and American political life sinking to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it's time to make a change--if he doesn't get killed by his mysterious controllers or exposed in the rapacious media first.

A thunderbolt of provocative words and startling images, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff marks the fiction debut of one of America's most acclaimed artists.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2018.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501189043
1501189042
Characteristics: 160 pages

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mikeraffone
Jun 26, 2018

An idiotic book written by a fool. Pass on this one. Rubbish in book form.

Think back to high school or your time as an undergrad. Do you remember that super pretentious "writer" that thought he was an intellectual and the best writer ever. He wrote this book. I swear, Penn used a thesaurus on every word in this book and chose the largest word on the page. He goes into such unnecessary detail; I'm pretty sure he read numerous Wikipedia articles to become knowledgeable on so many random, specific topics.

I only made it halfway through this book before I had to abandon it.

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Chaoticmuse
Mar 31, 2018

No reviews on the catalog yet so here's a quote and a link to the HuffPo review. Read and wonder...
“Whenever he felt these collisions of incubus and succubus, he punched his way out of the proletariat with the purposeful inputting of covert codes, thereby drawing distraction through Scottsdale deployments, dodging the ambush of innocents astray, evading the viscount vogue of Viagratic assaults on virtual vaginas, or worse, falling passively into prosaic pastimes.” ― page 36
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-penn-bob-honey-who-just-do-stuff-review_us_5ab9a1bee4b008c9e5fa89a2?f6p

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merrllpetty
Mar 27, 2018

Saw sean promote his book on Colbert night show. Sean appeared dissipated and said he was jet fatigued. He smoked two cigarettes on the show with ashtray orovided by Colbert, a first for lateshow entertainment.

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