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).
Started this book while waiting in the laundromat yesterday. Two chapters in, and both have made reference to Jack & the Beanstalk.
So, so different from his Dragonbone Chair series!