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 have the paperback version of this. It is so heavy, that my right wrist (which I sprained two years ago) is sore at the end of a reading session. Thank goodness it isn't the hardcover!