This is a book that makes me want to listen to every bit of vinyl, every CD or cassette I have of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and Eric Clapton. This is a book that makes me want to start up a new band, even though I have a dissertation to work on and groceries to buy. Great premise, great story.
You want an epic tale set on an interesting planet. You want to be drawn into the lives of a cast of human and other species. You want careful description of it all for you to envision. You want a meaty, satisfying underlying theme supported by believable science. You want to read this book. Rich threads weave through the story with connections to world literature. Savor. Enjoy.