• "I’ve read nothing better this year than The Stories of John Cheever."

    Daily Mail, Book of the Year
  • "Cheever's accomplishment in his exacting art is proportionally large, as solid as it is brilliant, and likely to endure"

    New York Review of Books
  • "I reread Cheever's 'The Swimmer' late the other night. It had the effect that reading Cheever always has: it made me want to get up and start the futile task of trying to write something as measured yet mysteriously, heart-judderingly unexpected for myself"

    Sunday Times