I also finally managed to read scott_lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora [ Powell's | Amazon ]. That was a real page-turner for me. The frenzied explosion of plot and character contrasted well with the Abraham's elegance of world and prose. Locke Lamora owes a great deal to the tradition of caper books and movies, but carries a gripping sensibility all its own. Lynch has also done a fantastic job of rendering the sympathetic antihero.
If you're at all interested in what fantasy is doing these days outside the Big Book/post-Tolkien tradition, get these titles onto your reading pile.