Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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"From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novella about Bob Honey--a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin. He's just a guy trying to make it through each day while grappling with loneliness, alienation, violence--uncertain of his place in a culture that considers branding more important than being. Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people. He dreams he is sleeping with his ex-wife every night, and imagines waking up unhappy next to her every morning. Advertising, entertainment, and commerce rule his days; he's sick of being marketed to every moment, but is unable to pry himself away from the constant feed. A paragon of American entrepreneurialism, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah's Witnesses and arranges colorful pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He's also a part-time assassin for an off-the-books program run by the CIA 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 if it's the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone's lips, terrorism in everyone's sights, and American political life racing 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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781501189067
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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