When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to â€œBattlefield Earth,â€ a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a film by John Travolta, a Scientologist.
A spokesman said later it was one of Mr. Romneyâ€™s favorite novels.
â€œIâ€™m not in favor of his religion by any means,â€ Mr. Romney, a Mormon, said. â€œBut he wrote a book called â€˜Battlefield Earthâ€™ that was a very fun science-fiction book.â€ Asked about his favorite book, Mr. Romney cited the Bible.