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Writer Admits Disappointment with the Bible

The New York Times Sunday Book Review regularly interviews a writer about what books he or she is reading. In June 2015 they asked the screenwriter Judd Apatow questions like: What books are currently on your night stand? Who is your favorite novelist of all time? What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?

When they asked him, "Disappointing, overrated, just not good: What book did you feel you were supposed to like, and didn't? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?" Apatow replied: "The Bible. It's just not working for me. I wish it was. Wouldn't it be great if it did work for me and I had the peace one gets when knowing the universe is just and kind and guided by eternal intelligence? Maybe I'm reading it wrong."

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