I can relate to the setting of the story the characters and time frame. In comparison, to the novel The Maltese Falcon there were less characters, Mist was more realistic. The characters in the Mist appeared to be real. The author was a male, seemed to be a white male but he wrote about a black female trying to find employment in Lousianna and her struggle with drugs and alcohol.
What I disliked about this story is that it was centered around small talk and nothing seemed to be productive. Overall, Lisa and Tookie were dealing with the same issues that most blacks deal with in a poverty striken area. Mist deals with drugs, unemployment, family death, and alcohol which most evacuies are still dealing with even today.