Someone I know and admire and LOVE is reading this book and his stamp of approval means it will be a great read. I think the book is pretty accessible. I saw it a few weeks ago at Costco for like $8, so I think it would be in libraries and stuff.
Anyway, I really hope we all like it. My friend says he hasn't been this captivated by a storyline since Harry Potter. :) Take that for what it's worth to you, but I'm excited.
Have fun reading!