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April 29th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky (AKA Less Wrong)
Rating: Loved (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



A few years back, I had to decide about including fanfics in my count towards my 50 book per year goal. I decided that if I finished the story 100% (no "if I reach the 50% point I can count it" rule like books), and the fic was at least as long as multiple books, I could include it.

I never thought I'd have to decide about rereading a fic that qualified.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is longer than the first four Harry Potter books combined. While I first read it and reviewed it in December, just four months ago, I loved it so much I started reading it again soon after finishing it.

And now I want to read it yet again.

You can click the link to my first review to read a longer version of it, but in this review I'll just say how very intelligent the story is. I love this AU version of Harry Potter, but it's the other main character, the defense professor, who I really love the most. The fact that, even though by the end you feel like you should have known all along that he was good or bad, through the whole story you just don't know (or don't want to believe).

A story by a very intelligent author about very intelligent characters is just so enjoyable to read!

I think the only question left is how long I'll be able to wait before I start reading it again. :P

Currently reading: Same book as last post, Horses of the Dawn by Kathryn Lasky. If I make it even one percent beyond the 50% point, I will fall out of my chair in surprise.

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