Top critical review
on 7 September 2017
I don't recall there being any fog in FOG. Like many post apocalyptic novels, it's a road trip. A band of people go from place to place, facing up to peril, brushing with death and overcoming the odds. Only there isn't really any peril in FOG. There's pretend peril, as in chapters ending with statements such as "And then they saw the big gun", or something like that, but after the first couple, the reader realises that nothing bad is going to happen to these people. There's no tension of any kind. The writing is among the most basic I've ever experienced in a novel I've paid money for, and even considering it's a post apocalyptic novel it's ridiculous. Full of plot holes and inconsistent, it's as if a teenager has written a story for school in his exercise book and never read it back. It only deserves one star, if that, but I had to add an extra one for the author getting away with getting me to cough up a quid for this nonsense. Well done!