British rocker Peter Hook has continued his war of words with former New Order bandmate Bernard Sumner by slamming his new autobiography.

The bassist quit the group in 2007 after a bitter fallout with Sumner, and the pair has been throwing barbs at each other ever since.

Sumner promised to shed light on their feud in his memoir Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me, but Hook has branded his former bandmate's version of events "cruel" and a "fantasy".

Reviewing the book for Billboard.com, Hook writes, "I found Bernard often very contradictory and his narration towards me is cruel and spiteful. We all have different memories and we all remember things differently. However Bernard only ever seems to remember the things that suit his purpose. This, in many ways, seems like an effort to sideswipe a 'problem bassist' out of history, or at least his history.

"Reading the book I began to wonder if Bernard ever had an argument with anyone who wasn't called Peter Hook? He neglects to remember that in 1993 he fell out with (bandmates) Steve and Gillian over an interview where they said they wrote most of (album) Republic. Bernard went mad and refused to speak to them or work with them again.

"In my opinion, the thing that he hated in New Order is that there was someone who would not go along with everything he wanted to do... It is a shame, not just for us and the fans, but maybe also for the book stores who won't know whether to file this novel under fantasy or tragedy... I am delighted but rather surprised to see such an about turn with him so seemingly happy in the book, loving touring, loving the fans, and loving life."

Hook has previously penned two of his own autobiographies, 2009's How Not to Run a Nightclub and 2013's Unknown Pleasures, and is now planning to write a third about his time in New Order.

Sumner's book was released in September (14).