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The Best of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

This weekend, the wildly popular fanfiction¬†Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, finally completed. With 122 chapters and around 650,000 words or 2,000 pages (over half as long as all seven of the original Harry Potter books combined), it’s no walk in the park.

While I’ve encouraged many of my friends to pick up the series, the time involved should not be taken lightly. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together a highlight reel containing, in my opinion, the best stand-alone chapters and/or passages, without spoiling too much of the plot.

Thanks to my friends and fellow readers Ben Gunby, Megan Jackson and Timothy Johnson for some of the recommendations, as well as countless conversations about the chapters as we read them.
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