James Albert Michener (1907-1997)

Much celebrated American writer

“It is an extraordinary book. Not quite so long as the New Testament, it is written in an exalted style. It is neither poetry nor prose, yet it possesses the ability to arouse its hearers to ecstasies of faith. Because of the nature of Muslim worship, the Koran is probably the most often read book in the world, the most often memorized and possibly the most influential in the daily life of the people who believe in it.”

A Michener miscellany: 1950-1970, James Albert Michener, pg. 238; Random House, 1973