Feast by Thomas S. Flowers


Genres: Extreme Horror
Pages: 126
Published on: April 18, 2017
Feast by Thomas S. Flowers

What would you do for family?

Between the rural Texas towns of Bass and Sat is one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in America. Big Butts Bar-B-Que has been the seat of power for the Fleming family since the Great Depression, but when tragedy and scandal beset Titus and his surviving transgender son Lavinia, deals are made to keep control of the restaurant. An arrangement that will put a father at odds with his legacy. As the table is set, is it just the keys to the barbecue kingdom some are after, or something else entirely?

An extreme horror story inspired by Shakespeare’s play Titus Andronicus.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Feast by Thomas Flowers is a disturbing story centering around 2 families in Texas. It’s violent from beginning to end and I enjoyed it immensely. At just a smidge over 100 pages, it’s a quick and easy read, and it is the type of story that is difficult to put down because it moves so quickly.


This story is crazy. The son of one family wronged the daughter of another family. Her family is determined to ruin his family business despite the fact they had nothing to do with it and were trying to work with them.  Her mother is a horrible person and her brothers are just as bad if not worse. They are all seriously screwed up in the head.


The violence in Feast is quite gruesome. An extremely violent rape scene made me sick to my stomach but was, unfortunately, necessary for the story. This book is also quite gory. I hate that Titus’s family has been through so much but I really like how he handled things.


Feast is the first book by Thomas Flowers I have read and I look forward to reading more from him. I can see why this book is considered “extreme horror.” I recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick read and has a strong stomach. Be prepared for violence galore but if you are easily triggered you should probably skip this one.



This story is an adaption of a Shakespeare tragedy about what happens when families fight.  Humans have historically been fearful of death, and when there I something of value to be split it gets nasty.


Families fight when there is money on the line.  I don’t know why, but they do. Some families even break up over it.  I know this personally as my extended family is going through this right now.  It saddens me at times, but other times I sit back and just shake my head.


One family lost their son, one has a daughter who made her own bed but her family refuses to believe it have began to fight over something of value.  The conclusion is just what everyone deserves because when politics and hatred are intertwined in a father’s love, then all hell can break loose.


I am almost giddy about this story, yes, it is horror, and you know what is going to happen soon after the story starts, but oh is it right.  Well I guess technically one would say that what happens is wrong, gore-filled, stomach-turning wrong, but oh so right. I am a person who believes that sometimes you get what you deserve.  Karma is real, and when you mess with her, expect to reap the benefits of your decision. Combine that with small town politics that piss me off for a variety of reasons and them getting their comeuppances and I am giddy.   Okay maybe giddy isn’t the right term…no it is, I am the one at the end of this story with a glimmer in my eye and clapping the tips of my fingers together at what happened.


You may not be that person, or you may be. If you like stories that sad but also vindictive, revenge filled, and overall standing for what is yours above all, then give this story a chance.  You may find it as good as I. Let me know what you think about it in the comments, like it or hate it.


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About Thomas S. Flowers

Often called The Hemingway of Horror, Thomas S. Flowers secludes away to create character-driven stories of dark fiction ranging from Shakespearean gore feasts to paranormal thrillers. Residing in the swamps of Houston, Texas, with his wife and daughter, his debut novel, Reinheit, was soon published with Shadow Work Publishing, along with The Incredible Zilch Von Whitstein, Apocalypse Meow, Lanmò, The Hobbsburg Horror, and FEAST.

His military/paranormal thriller series, The Subdue Series, including Dwelling, Emerging, Conceiving, and Converging, are published with Limitless Publishing, LLC. In 2008, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served for seven years, with three tours serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2014, Thomas graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a Bachelors in History. He blogs at machinemean[dot]org, where he reviews movies and books and hosts a gambit of guest writers who discuss a wide range of strange yet oddly related topics.

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