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 found myself blazing through this novel, but I'm not sure why. I suppose it might have been the characters or maybe the plot in general. I do think that somebody else could have done better, and that this book could have been a graphic novel, not a book.