I finished Consider Phlebas
on the weekend; once I got used to who all the characters were, the story started to flow better and became quite gripping.
Sunday, I started Life On the Preservation
by Jack Skillingstead. From the summary posted on amazon.ca:
Inside the Seattle Preservation Dome it's always the Fifth of October, the city caught in an endless time loop. "Reformed" graffiti artist Ian Palmer is the only one who knows the truth, and he is desperate to wake up the rest of the city before the alien Curator of this human museum erases Ian's identity forever.
It has some creepy elements - there's some post-apocalyptic stuff and some possible-zombies (I'm not sure yet what they are). It moves quite quickly - as I said, I started it on Sunday and am on page 60 or thereabouts already.