BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF. Man, what a book.
I understand the hostility, the anger, the confusion. From those who have read it, gave it a good going over- and not those who've lynched it, to fit in and be part of a mindless swarm of insecure threatened ignorant individuals.
This is pure literature. Not your usual SELL THE NAME TO INDUCE THE FAME GAME GUISE TO CONTINUE SELLING AN IDENTITY BORN FOR AUDIENCES TO BLAME.
This is an artist, vocalising himself greater than the media he works in can offer, being a quagmire of image and selling tickets- what with being entrenched in the Industry. Artistic individuality lost.
Sean Penn is experimenting with prose, linear, topics in a fashion you'd both expect and then not so expect. Aside from your own political opinion or greater still on the author in question you'll go in biased and come out still biased.
This book transcends the norm of the type of media and attention these forms of cultish, underground styled, aesthetic and transgressive novels ever get- its garnering as such by his name and status, yes, but beautifully and in a play of using the medium he so has become disenchanted with and at loose ends with, its to his and specifically to the books (intent/meaning/physical representation's) advantage.
Pushing the norm. Breaking the social status quo and the rules put by, breaking out, ushering in criticism and ignorance and making his point supple and primed.
Utterly ambitious, ambiguous, hilarious. A uniquely perverse satirical transgressive novel of multiple facets of intrigue and commentary.
The prose is lyrical, unpredictable, hyperbolically attuned to its style and cadence; a raw all consuming Ballardian fusion of rhetoric, and Burroughsian wordsmithery.
Penn has written a book of the ages, targeting anything and everything we all face in a digital age- BS movements, empty apathetic drollery of a mass mind brewed and fermented in false agenda and hypocrisy and sycophantic ideologies.
Its layered, its really hysterical. Its bold. Bleakly brutal. Its a delightful inspirational read on how to convey politics, social retardation at its zenith of ignorance.
I adored this book. Cannot wait to read more from Penn.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4675 KB
- Print Length: 177 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (27 March 2018)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074ZLYLQB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 79 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #404,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)