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.
This book flew by! I could hardly put it down. The thirty or forty page climax was gripping to the point of being disappointed once the book was over. The story dragged toward the beginning, which is why it doesn't get the higher rating, but other than that, it was a pretty solid entry.