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Review: The Human Bobby

October 15, 2010

Bobby Flopkowski seems to have it all – a successful medical practice, a beautiful wife, a young son who he adores – when something happens that destroys everything he knows and loves and he ends up homeless, living in a tent on the beach.

I know that’s not much of a synopsis, but believe me when I say you don’t want to know much about The Human Bobby by Gabe Rotter before you read it.  And, read it you must!  This book is probably one of the most creative books I’ve read in a long time and I just loved it!  It’s narrated in the first person by Bobby and I quickly became attached to him  – an event of his own creation quickly spiraled out of control causing something he never could have imagined and my heart just broke for him.  He doesn’t handle things well, though, so I became frustrated with him.  Once he got himself straightened out, my heart ached for him again.  This book is such a roller coaster ride and just kept me on the edge of my seat, turning the pages as fast as I could.  There was a twist at the end that I wasn’t expecting, but I thought it was so clever.  I read it on my way to Daytona Beach and I think I got more than a couple looks when I talked to the book.   Believe me when I say you don’t want to miss The Human Bobby!!

Review copy provided by Newman Communications.   I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
51 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2010 7:12 am

    ooh I am excited now. I want to know more. Though I am thinking I would be better to get the book and just read it rather than search for more information. It would be like pigging out before a beautiful banquet!

  2. October 15, 2010 7:14 am

    I read this book last weekend in less than a day. It gets hold of you and won’t let go until you are done. That twist at the end? I thought it was a little bit of a cheap trick, but it still blew my mind.

  3. October 15, 2010 7:15 am

    This one sounds really interesting. I am also intrigued by your very short summary and promise of twist at the end…I might have to grab this one immediately!

  4. October 15, 2010 7:46 am

    It’s funny; few things make me want to read a book more than people saying they can’t tell me much about it 😛

  5. October 15, 2010 7:54 am

    This was my WOW pick months ago, but I never got a copy. Glad u loved it.

  6. October 15, 2010 9:15 am

    I feel the same as Nymeth! And with you and Sandy raving about it, it has to be good!

  7. October 15, 2010 9:27 am

    I’ll just repeat what Nymeth said! My curiosity will get the better of me.

  8. October 15, 2010 9:29 am

    I will list this one for my book club. I think it will be a great conversation builder. Your excitement about the book is contagious!

  9. October 15, 2010 9:55 am

    This has been on my radar since I first saw mention of it (can’t remember where). Love your review. Made me move the title up the TBR list. Thanks, Kathy!

  10. October 15, 2010 10:35 am

    This was a great review. I’ve never heard of the book, but I am definitely going to get it. I think I’ll order it as soon as I finish this.

  11. October 15, 2010 10:55 am

    You read the most interesting books! Even the title for this one is great.

  12. October 15, 2010 11:07 am

    I didn’t think this would be a book for me but after what you’ve said about it I’m not so sure. Glad you liked it.

  13. October 15, 2010 11:18 am

    I’ve not seen this one around but it sounds like I need to be keeping an eye out for it.

  14. October 15, 2010 11:20 am

    I do like creative, and not to mention twists at the end. I like surprises..good ones

  15. October 15, 2010 11:25 am

    Ahh! I am so excited about this book that I can’t stand it! AToday is the day I buy my copy and I am really glad to have read your review. It is really clear that you loved this book, as did Sandy. I am going to be letting you know what I think of it when I am done!

  16. October 15, 2010 11:38 am

    This sounds fantastic! I loved your review of this book, it left me wanting to go out and get my hands on a copy ASAP so that I could find out what happened to Bobby. I’m excited to read this one!

  17. October 15, 2010 11:45 am

    Everyone has been saying that this is a book not to miss, so I’m going to have to cave at some point. 🙂

  18. October 15, 2010 11:59 am

    OK! I’ll read it! 🙂

  19. October 15, 2010 12:14 pm

    Well, you’ve got me intrigued! I’m adding this one to my TBR.

  20. October 15, 2010 12:23 pm

    You have me so excited for this one!! 🙂

  21. October 15, 2010 12:37 pm

    Wow! I am intrigued! GREAT review–I want to read this one now!

  22. October 15, 2010 12:39 pm

    I saw this one earlier and was all excited and then completely forgot the title. I’m so glad you posted about it. I just added it to my Goodreads list.

  23. October 15, 2010 1:03 pm

    Hi!
    This books sounds so intriguing. I’ll have to put it on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

  24. October 15, 2010 1:08 pm

    Even though you haven’t said much about the book’s plot, I can tell that you loved it and don’t want to let too much slip so everyone who reads it will have a similar experience to you. I love stories that test the strength of characters, and this sounds like one of those stories.

  25. October 15, 2010 1:24 pm

    Wow! It sounds like a really good read. I love books that make me talk to them out loud!

  26. October 15, 2010 2:29 pm

    Great review, I must read.

  27. October 15, 2010 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation I’m looking forward to finding out more about this book when I read it.

  28. October 15, 2010 3:18 pm

    Love love love books with twists and books you can’t let go of…another must have!!!

  29. October 15, 2010 3:36 pm

    Sounds like one I need to pick up. I love the cover, too.

  30. October 15, 2010 3:59 pm

    I’d not heard of this book until now, but I will certainly add it to my list. Thanks, Kathy!

  31. October 15, 2010 4:00 pm

    I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to read this! It sounds great! I need to pick this up soon it sounds like!

  32. October 15, 2010 4:40 pm

    Oh I am glad to see you enjoyed it. I adored this book.

  33. October 15, 2010 4:41 pm

    Your review has me so intrigued now!!

  34. October 15, 2010 4:58 pm

    This is another book that I have on my wish list, so glad to read another positive review.

  35. October 15, 2010 5:30 pm

    I keep looking at this one longingly. Thanks for not writing anything spoilery. I’m hoping to read it within the next couple of weeks and now I’m even more excited.

    BTW, wrong post but I just read about Milou at Coffee with a Canine and it was so sweet! I wish I could meet Milou. She sounds like a real gem. 🙂

  36. October 15, 2010 5:43 pm

    This one sounds so intriguing! Thanks for the review.

  37. October 15, 2010 7:11 pm

    Sounds tantalizing…

  38. October 15, 2010 7:49 pm

    Mrs Q loved this book. She raved about it for several days and I’ll have to borrow her copy soon.

    Will do it even more since you also recommended it too.

  39. October 15, 2010 7:52 pm

    Good gosh, Kathy. You really loved this one. I’ve got to satisfy my curiosity now.

  40. October 15, 2010 8:13 pm

    Ok based on your excellent review I have got to read this. I have this one, but hadn’t gotten to it yet — now I will. Thanks!

  41. October 16, 2010 8:29 am

    I’m in search of a new book to read – glad I stopped by! I’m going to download it today.

  42. October 16, 2010 3:21 pm

    I’ve read one other review about this and it’s great to see that you really can’t give anything away about it — so intriguing!! I need to get this one!!

  43. October 16, 2010 4:30 pm

    Even the cover looks intriguing to me. The fact that you spoke to the book a few times is enough to make me want to read it. I love talking to books!

  44. October 16, 2010 6:52 pm

    I was initially attracted by the title – but after such a glowing review I will now HAVE to read it!

  45. October 16, 2010 9:30 pm

    Yet another rave review for this book … and I passed on reviewing it ( a decision I’m kicking myself for now).

  46. October 17, 2010 9:57 pm

    It’s sounding a bit like Waiting for Columbus, which I adored.

  47. October 20, 2010 1:45 pm

    You’ve really made me curious about this one!

  48. October 21, 2010 5:58 pm

    I loved this one! It truly was an amazing read. Great review!

  49. stacybuckeye permalink
    October 26, 2010 5:18 pm

    I’m intrigued by this one. Thanks for the recommendation, it is going on my list.

  50. November 4, 2010 4:47 pm

    I am convinced I need to read it!

  51. November 7, 2010 3:19 pm

    Sounds intriguing Kathy

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