Many have made claim and have been quoted as saying the following–or much like it:
“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy”
—Alfred Henry Lewis
It is that premise, which has spawned this highly acclaimed novel.
SOCIETY for SUPPER
Wide spread drought has gripped the planet and devastated food supplies around the world. Riots have started breaking out as chaos is tearing away at the fabric of society. Ben Donnelly, a former special weapons and tactics officer with the Boston police force, is in the fight of his life, trying to protect his family from the storm of inhumanity.
SOCIETY for SUPPER follows the Donnellys in their struggle to survive in the aftermath of the global food shortage and ultimately the collapse of society. The life they know is ripped away. They learn all too quickly, how we are all part of a precariously balanced community and when the balance is lost–society is devoured by the chaos of desperation.
Buckle-up and follow Ben Donnelly and his family as they try to survive this new hell.
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Kelly Clare’s review 5 of 5 stars April 19, 2015
Awesome read! This wasn’t your typical dystopian ‘lone female/male surviving against all odds’ book. This following a man and his family as they struggle for their lives in an America which has fallen into chaos.
TyCobbsTeeth has created a story with great flow which carries an authentic feel – not always easy in this genre.
The only quibble I had was that sometimes the emotion of the family didn’t match with what I expected. For instance, they seemed to practical and grounded after killing, and were occasionally joking and laughing in the next sentence.
I didn’t want to put this novel down. In fact, I looked up a couple of times, surprised to see I had read for so long. I look forward to seeing where Ben and the family end up in the next instalment to Society for Supper.
Favourite quote: Ben had heard the expression, “We are only nine meals from anarchy”, but he had not given it much thought, until six months ago.
J.N. Colon’s review — 5 of 5 stars March 27, 2015
A heart pounding adventure full of action, suspense, and chilling human behavior. I literally had goosebumps. Society for Supper describes our near future where a drought has caused major food shortages throughout the world. When the ‘implausible’ happens and it spreads to North America most are left panicked and unprepared. A good majority of people adopt a brutal kill or be killed mentality that deeply affects the daring Donnelly family. They are eventually forced from their home by looters who progressively become more violent, beginning a dangerous journey for safety. The writing style is both professional and natural, allowing the story to seamlessly flow. The imagery is vivid, effortless, and descriptive, immersing the audience in a chilling, intense world. I would classify this as a true horror story because unlike vampires and ghouls this is a very possible, terrifying concept. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for excitement and adventure with a sprinkling of terror. I will definitely read more from this author.
Susanne Leist’s review 5 of 5 stars March 24, 2015
Ben Donnelly, an ex-cop, must save his family from famine and a society gone mad. There had been some indications of an impending threat in the United States that Ben had noticed. He stocked up on food and supplies for his family. But he didn’t predict how desperate and deadly people become when they are starving to death. His wife, two daughters, Melissa and Dylan, and the older daughter’s fiancee, Matt, are able to protect themselves with guns. They fight off gangs of people who attack their house until it’s fire-bombed. They have to flee by car. They pick up people along the way. Some are good and some bad. One turns out to be a murderer. They face road blocks and witness cannibalism. The government facility they want to get into turns them away. They later hear that the government camps are death camps. The government is rumored to be behind the looting and fires. They don’t know where to turn. In the sewers of Chicago, they find help with the Almighties, one of the rival gangs running the city. They face many near-death experiences. The author is able to convey the desperation of the Donnelly family as they fight their way through the country. They help the lost along their way. They keep their humanity while many do not. They are survivors.
Bill Ward’s review 5 of 5 stars March 20, 2015
This is a fun action adventure set in the near future when the world has a terrible food shortage and as a result society is falling apart. Ben and his family initially are able to barricade their home and fight off criminals looking to steal food. However, they decide to set off on a journey to find greater security at a camp protected by soldiers. The main part of the story is about their journey and the people they encounter, some good but mostly violent and after their food supplies. The action is non stop and the background of a crumbling society provides an interesting commentary on mankind and the desperate lengths people will go to in order to try and survive. This is a real page turner and I look forward to reading more by this author. Guillermo Serrano’s review — 5 of 5 stars Mar 18, 15
What would you do if the end of the world arrives? Do you like dystopian novels such as The Road, The Walking Dead, Y:The Last Man? If so, you are in luck because this is the book you were looking for. First, I would like to congratulate the author because the way he writes. His writing is very direct, intense and professional. Second, the story is as great as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, for real. In Society for Supper the world is dying because a severe and worldwide drought. As you can imagine then, food is scarce and people will do everything – trust me when I say “everything” – to survive. The book tells you the story of Ben Donnelly and his family, a normal family that will have to work together and support each other so that they can survive the inhospitable place that has become America. I liked very much the characters that Ben and his family met during this running adventure…not all of them are how you believe they are at first sight…and I said enough… The chapters that I liked the most were the ones related to the woods…some parts gave me goose bumps. A totally must have and hoping the author to continue the story with a second part.