Bob Fingerman

1,086 books | 56 friends

340 books | 3,905 friends

Robert ...
1,387 books | 3,903 friends

Steven ...
248 books | 134 friends

497 books | 185 friends

Beth Sh...
114 books | 19 friends

111 books | 256 friends

Sam Qui...
3,108 books | 517 friends

More friends…

Bob Fingerman

Goodreads Author


Queens, New York, The United States



Terry Southern, Bruce Jay Friedman, Donald Westlake, Dennis Potter, Ph ...more

member since
April 2008

About this author

Recent releases are From the Ashes, a satirical "speculative memoir" set in post-apocalyptic New York (IDW, March 2010) of which The Onion wrote, “As a blitz of astringent satire, an unabashed love letter to his wife, and a love-hate manifesto aimed at the whole human race, From The Ashes is a gem; as an addition to the often-staid canon of post-apocalyptic pop culture, it’s a revelation… A

In August 2010 my second novel, Pariah (Tor Books), a Pinteresque zombie tale, was released. It rec'd a starred review from Publishers Weekly and an A- from Entertainment Weekly and was Fangoria's Book of the Month selection. The mass market pocket edition came out in 2011.

My most recent release is the deluxe oversized hardcover collection Maximum Minim


Thu, June 12, 8pm – 10pmGMT-04:00 •Art on A Gallery and Shop 24 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

I’m happy to announce my first commercial gallery show is happening in June. FINGUS APOCALYPTICON, a collection of irradiated art, will be on show (and all for sale) at Art on A Gallery in downtown New York City. Featuring art from my web series of the...

Read more of this blog post »
Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on June 06, 2014 23:36 • 35 views
Average rating: 3.74 · 4,182 ratings · 406 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beg the Question
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maximum Minimum Wage
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Recess Pieces
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
From the Ashes
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
Minimum Wage Book One
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1997
Rate this book
Clear rating
Minimum Wage Volume 1: Focu...
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Minimum Wage
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1998
Rate this book
Clear rating
White Like She
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Bob Fingerman…
Minimum Wage: So Many Bad D...
Minimum Wage: So Many Bad Decisions (1 book)
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Griftopia: Bubble...
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Artist Himsel...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Bob Fingerman Bob Fingerman said: " I have yet to really immerse myself in Rosenkranz's no-doubt thorough text (what I've read so far is his usual excellent work), but I am delighted that largely unsung underground comix creator Rand Homes has finally merited a monograph. This thick bo ...more "

Disgusting Bliss:...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Bob's Recent Updates

Bob Fingerman is now friends with Mike
Bob Fingerman is now following
Bob Fingerman is now following Chuck Palahniuk's reviews
Maximum Minimum Wage by Bob Fingerman
"I first encountered the twisted genius of Bob Fingerman's Minimum Wage series many years ago, and it is a great pleasure to be able to revisit his pre-Louis C.K, pre-Seinfeld world of angst-ridden, fleabitten New York hipsters in their natural hab..." Read more of this review »
Terminal Island by Walter Greatshell
Terminal Island
by Walter Greatshell (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
With only the ridiculous `60s Tommy Kirk romp "Catalina Caper" (as so hilariously mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000) as my point of reference for California's Santa Catalina Island, I was ill-prepared for this brilliantly grim chronicle of dark ...more
Goodreads iphone
Bottomfeeder by Bob Fingerman
"For some reason I *want* to only give this book three stars but that would be a lie; I didn't just "like it", I actually "REALLY liked it".

I'm not familiar with Fingerman's other work, but just being aware of his background as a cartoonist/illustr..." Read more of this review »
Bottomfeeder by Bob Fingerman
"That's not a very poetic title, I know. But neither is the tone of Bottomfeeder - a novel that lingers refreshingly with me right now writing these words. Having just completed it, the positive effect of the book is instantaneous: with this paragr..." Read more of this review »
Pariah by Bob Fingerman
" Thanks, Jennifer. I really appreciate the sweet review. "
Nuts by Gahan Wilson
by Gahan Wilson
read in September, 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
The all-time greatest comic strip about what it is to be a child, ever. Insightful, hilarious, poignant and dripping truth from every panel, "Nuts" is, was and ever will be in my pantheon of most life-altering reads. When first exposed to it back in ...more
More of Bob's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Candiss Reads 50 in 2010 - Completed and beyond! 76 195 Dec 13, 2010 04:55AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What Are You Reading in July 2011? 122 77 Jul 23, 2011 03:20PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Lixian's Beatle Challenge 8 26 Feb 27, 2015 04:29PM  
Bertrand Russell
“The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.”
Bertrand Russell

William Steig
“People are no damn good.”
William Steig, The Lonely Ones

“There's a fine line between cultural criticism and bitterness.”
Marc Maron

Walt Kelly
“We have met the enemy and he is us.”
Walt Kelly

Philip K. Dick
“God is dead,' Nick said. 'They found his carcass in 2019. Floating in space near Alpha.'

'They found the remains of an organism advanced several thousand times over what we are,' Charley said. 'And evidently could create habitable worlds and populate them with living organisms, derived from itself. But that doesn't prove it was God.”
Philip K. Dick, Our Friends from Frolix 8

13824 Literary Darkness — 2647 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to an appreciation of important works of literature, both classic and contemporary... that happen to fall into the category of ...more

No comments have been added yet.