JK Rowling, the author that got millions of otherwise illiterate adults (oh and kids too) and wrote one the best-selling books of all time gets rewritten to actually make sense (oh how unrealistic are the things we expect…..)
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, a fan fiction series (which is the length of a book) written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, a man with talents in many areas most of which I find difficult to pronounce, has brought a welcome change of scenery to Harry Potter fans everywhere.
Instead of Harry stumbling around as a bumbling idiotstumb, surviving solely because he is the main character, he instead becomes a super-intelligent and rational (read the title,) boy who dumps unnecessary and potentially harmful relationships before they can form (ahem, Ron.)
Yudkowsky delves into the logic of magic with the help of “Muggle” science and in that vein often speaks about things that make me flip a few pages for the sake of my sanity.
This fan-fic (which is free for download, just use the link I provide above,) feels more like an actual book and in my own not so humble opinion is even better than the original (cue the rotten tomato throwing hordes of JK devotees.)
If you do end up downloading and reading this book, beware! Only do so if you have plenty of spare time, a head that won’t explode at the usage of big words, ideas a bit more advanced than your high school political science class, and lung bursting humor of an intelligent sort (finally!) which will cause all your friends to alienate you. If you answered in the positive to all these questions, read on!
Here ends my very clichéd warning that left me bashing my head into the keyboard for even having the audacity to write. y jfW;O IHw 0y6 35wuhngrea hg (That’s the head bashing…)