A Weekend Book Quote from William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should lead several lives while reading it.’
– William Styron, 1925-2006
A US novelist and essayist, the author of — amongst other titles — Lie Down in Darkness, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Sophie’s Choice.
I feel this quote gives all novelists a wonderful goal to aspire to.
To find out more about William Styron, you can read his obituary from the New York Times, here.