Category: Adult Fiction: Horror: Non-Supernatural
Setting: 1970s South England and London
Keywords: Biological Weaponry; Epidemics; Madness
In Brief: A fast-paced and entertaining read, with high stakes and high-level violence obscuring a rather bland cast of characters.
Plot: A fog causes a mass outbreak of extreme violence.
Protagonist: Male, lower-middle-aged public servant, surprisingly adept in the action hero role.
Female Characters: Very few. Only two continuing characters, neither much more than an outline of “naïve young love interest” or “doctor”. Apart from the doctor, everyone doing anything remotely useful in here is male.
Diverse Characters: A gay man and a lesbian are in here briefly; homosexuality is not depicted well. Cast is almost entirely white.
(content warnings beneath the cut)
- homophobic violence
- conflation of homosexuality and paedophilia
- kill your gays
- lesbian “cured” by sex with a man
- sexualised violence
- attempted rape
- incest (ish)
- extreme violence
- domestic violence / murder
- plane crashing into building
- madness equated with violence and sexual violence