I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
I really enjoyed this story. It is a fast-paced adventure with little else to really think about. All in all, it was a good break from my usual, more serious literature, and some well-deserved brain candy after a hard semester of classes.