I am beginning to wonder if I like anticipating reads even more than actually reading them. In any case, someone on twitter said this is one of the best books they've ever read and Stephen King liked it, too. (he likes LOST and The Hunger Games he can't have that bad of taste)
I read an article about the bidding war for this in the New York Times. Here's an excerpt:
The story, a futuristic fable about death row inmates transformed into vampires by a government-spawned virus, hit a nerve with publishers. A number tried to block their competitors with pre-emptive offers, some in the millions. The offers were summarily rejected, and the manuscript was put on the block at a “best bids” auction between four houses on July 3.
Sounds amazing doesn't it? I absolutely cannot wait to read it, even if it is 700+ pages.