I’m attracted to intelligence. Not the book smart type of intelligence. I could care less whether you’ve gone to college or how much money you make because of it. I like intelligent conversations that make me think even hours after it’s ended. I soak up words from radical minds.
I like books that ruin me. I don’t want some feel good shit. I want it to haunt me for the rest of my life, I want to think of a line randomly and just feel my insides churn because of the emotions it made me feel. That should be any authors goal. To inflict such intense emotions that the reader has no other choice but hear the echos of their own voice reading the words you wrote on the page.