Reviews for Bloodman
Print and media.

"...Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist..."

- Publishers Weekly

"A very suspensful novel."

- O - The Oprah Magazine

"...a Sixth-Sense-like take on Thomas Harris in his prime..."

- Sarah Weinman for The National Post

"...the pacing is relentless...a remarkable debut..."

- Booklist - Starred Review

"...a fantastic new voice in the thriller genre..."

- New York Journal of Books

" will surely make a lasting impression..."

- House of Crime and Mystery

"Every element of this story feels like a ticking bomb that could explode at any moment, creating one heck of a riveting story that keeps pace right through to the end."

- The Debut Review

" exquisitely layered tale that will haunt your dreams."

- Montreal Review of Books

"...incisive and relentless...[a] sparkling first novel."

- The Montreal Gazette

"A gut-punch of a book...showing the grace and grit of ten first-time novelists. Try closing your eyes after digging into this one."

- Bestselling author, Greg Hurwitz

"...a compelling, layered, gripping novel that can hold its own with the likes of Thomas of the strongest debuts I've seen in a very long time..."

- Spinetingler Magazine

"...heartbreaking and chilling..."

- Bestselling author, Andrew Pyper

"...a stunningly beautiful and mercilessly terrifying thriller..."

- Jen's Book Thoughts

"Bloodman should come with a halogen nightlight...The more you get into this thriller, the more you realize it is nothing like you've read before."


"...I still can't get the story out of my head...I highly recommend Bloodman."


"...a can't-put-down literary locomotive..."

- Bestselling author, Dr. Justin Frank

"...a literary punch in the face..."

- Author, Eyre Price

"A must read for 2012, this is an exceptional debut. Dark, resolute and uncompromising, Bloodman is a taut thriller that will tease and shock and may just cause you a few sleepless nights!"


"Highly recommended."


"Wow...the writing is outstanding...a knockout book...a remarkable achievement...get it, get it, get it..."


"Pobi is a ghoulish monster freak who just can't help himself - and that is a goooood thing..."

- Crimzine

Reviews for Mannheim Rex
Print and media.

"Look out Stephen King: 'Rex' is coming."

- Graffiti Magazine

"...anchored by Pobi's assured, confident, surpisingly funny, shockingly creepy writing and prose...a story that I couldn't put down..."

- The Library Police

"Pobi's full-bodied characters, keen sense of place, and ear for realistic dialogue make for an engaging read."

- Publishers Weekly

"...will leave you wanting to drop everything else just to finish the book."

- neon tommy

"...lots of fun."

- My Bookish Ways

"...the true payoff in Mannheim Rex comes from watching the relationships Robert Pobi builds between the characters..."

- Elizabeth White

"Mannheim Rex is an epic read."

- Minding Spot

" pretty much can't go wrong with this one..."

- No More Grumpy Bookseller

"Pobi is a magician with words."

- Suspense Magazine

"This creature feature does not disappoint."

- Booklist