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 had a really hard time getting going in this book. It starts slowly.
But the author can really evoke a sensation of creeping dread....and now I have a hard time putting it down.
If I don't finish it this evening, I will be very surprised!