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.
It was good, but I wouldn't go so far to call it amazing. It is very hard to put down, but no more than any other book I've read. My favorite character was Ian Malcolm. I love smart asses, and he is the epitome of one.