- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Actor and activist Sean Penn’s debut novel appears to be a ready-made beach read for anyone who enjoys anti-Trump allegories.

The Academy Award-winning actor’s book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” — set for a March 27 release — features social commentary on the Republican Party and an assassination threat aimed at “Mr. Landlord” — a stand-in for the president.

Portions of the book released by the Daily Mail on Thursday include the main character, a septic-tank cleaner who also works as an assassin, addressing the president with a screed aimed at the National Rifle Association.

“Your gasconade and cache of catchphrases, so limiting and reflexive, escalate the emasculation of you by a world whose patience is in nuclear peril,” says the book’s title character. “These sciences and sensibilities are our guns your narcissism neglects. Weapons your NRA masters are incapable of proffering for profit, and outside your dutiful military’s might, mandate or mission.

“You are not simply a president of impeachment, you are a man in need of an intervention,” the character says. “We are not simply a people in need of an intervention, we are a nation in need of an assassin. I am God’s squared-away man. I am Bob Honey. That’s who I am. Sir, I challenge you to a duel. Tweet me, b—. I dare you.”

The 176-page book also features “Yellow Lives Matter” march likening the Republican National Convention to a gathering of blond Aryans.

“Before I started reading, I glanced over the table of contents,” comedian and Democratic Party activist Sarah Silverman wrote for the book’s Amazon.com review page. “The first chapter is called ‘Seeking Homeostasis in Inherent Hypocrisy.’ I rolled my eyes and said aloud to no one, ‘f— you.’ Then, I read it, and it turns out it’s a god—d novel for the ages. A straight-up masterwork, more relevant to this very moment than anything I’ve seen. Tom Robbins, Mark Twain, E.E. Cummings and Billy Bragg all just came in Chuck Bukowski’s pants. Whether it’s your cuppa tea is something I cannot know. But sweet Jesus it was mine.”

The book currently sits at number 27,057 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list.


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