Original Title: SOCIETY for SUPPER
Year Published: 2015
Published by: HotPepper Publishing
Number of Pages: 308
First Sentence: “David walked into the conference room a few minutes early.“
Goodreads Rating: 3/5
Widespread 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.
This is a good book with a very interesting plot and a theme that really gets you thinking. What would happen if the world’s food supply suddenly started to dwindle? How would we react knowing that food might be extremely hard to come by in a near future? Personally I get irrationally grumpy if I’m hungry one evening and haven’t been to the store yet. I mean there is still food and I won’t go hungry, but it still makes me grumpy. So how much worse would it be knowing that you can’t even go to the store and pick up more food simply because the store does not have any food left? Panic is probably unavoidable.
In this book, we get to tag along with the Donnelly’s as they are trying to survive in a word that has gone completely mental all at once. They get to see some horrible things and have to do some horrible things in order to survive. This little family, led by father Ben, a former cop, shows us that sticking with your family is the most important thing in a crisis. This whether the family is the one you were born into or one you have chosen yourself.
This books also shows the darker sides of human nature. The fact that some people would rather ensure their own survival by any means instead of trying to work together with others to survive. It is not only an exploration of a subject that might come true one day but also an exploration of human nature.
Do I recommend it?
I only gave this book 3 stars because it is written in a genre that honestly isn’t my cup of tea. So I couldn’t fully appreciate this book. That doesn’t mean that it’s bad and if you like thrillers then this book is for you.
(Here ya go TyCobbsTeeth, I’m sorry it took me so long)