While I am an avid and often voracious reader, I have never read the Harry Potter series of books. I have grandchildren, so I have seen (and enjoyed) all the films (and they’ve read the books), but I just never got around to starting the series in book form.
I don’t recall who recently pointed to it, but I have been reading the fanfic version, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I’m currently at chapter 47 of the 85 chapters thus written.
I am thoroughly, completely hooked. At this point I don’t think I could read the original without comparing it to this version, and the original would have to suffer in that comparison. It’s too bad the author cannot profit from his work, because I’m pretty willing to throw money at someone with that kind of talent.
I’m going back to reading now….