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Summertime Makes Lin Sampson’s Literary Xmas List

SummertimeLin Sampson, a journalist who is notoriously stingy with praise, finds cause aplenty to recommend JM Coetzee’s Summertime as a stocking-stuffer this Xmas season:

His writing just gets better and better and there is something compelling about his detachment from himself (the story is about a dead writer and the interviews conducted for a biography). The style is understated but audacious.

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