“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” by Sean Penn
A new book has taken the publishing world by storm!
As Amazon says:
“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.”
So…a volatile movie star with a controversial approach to life – can he write? Well, let’s go to the reviews!
How about a review that begins with this headline?
“If You Think The Title is Bad, Try Reading the Book!”
Hard to misunderstand how the reader felt about Penn’s work!
The reviewer goes on to state:
“I’ll say this as simply as possible: This book is not good. Poorly plotted, poorly written, and a waste of time. I’m doing you all a favor here and saving you time that you will not get back and will kick yourself for, for a l-o-n-g time. Should you choose not to heed my warning, do me a favor and at least read it near an eye rinse station.”
Another reviewer had this to say on Amazon – and included a few choice lines that Penn had written:
“Here, the author gives us tortured, clumsy phrases such as “a woman so cynical she doesn’t understand the meaning of her favorite songs,” and follows that with this mess: “One who concentered candy smells to her crevices in the self-objectification-seeking of every random man’s desire. This pursuit outweighed even her own existence in any actual elation that life might otherwise offer.” Elsewhere the author overwhelms with his alliterative talents: “salacious sessions of sexual solitaire she’s seen as self-regard.”
Well, you might say that’s “an awful lot of alliteration from anxious Anchors placed in precarious posts!” Yes, that’s Albert Brooks making fun of William Hurt in “Broadcast News”…
Needless to say, the reviews have been cruel!
But, in a feisty series of ads and appearances, Penn’s publisher is fighting back, and has actually taken this ad out in major newspapers across the country:
Yes, they are owning up to the horrible reviews, and Penn is making the rounds discussing his reaction to it!
This Oscar-winning Actor has been in a number of great films, but he is equally well known for his volatile personality and personal life!
Here is a great interview from The Guardian, where Penn takes on these horrible reviews:
The crazy thing is: it kinda makes me want to read it! How about you? Let me know!