I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I'm not going to finish this one--I only got a few chapters in and it just isn't grabbing me. I had truly expected to enjoy it and am somewhat disappointed.
I have a mountain of books arriving at the public library, having suspended my holds while I was gone on vacation--I'm going to move on to something that can cut the mustard.