I noticed previously that you didn't really like this book and are one of the few people I know on GoodReads who read it and didn't like it. Now I've read it myself, I'm in a position to comment.I read Hyperion earlier this year. I thought the first half of the book was good. Some of the characters and their stories was very well done.
Its is though the only SF i havent finished reading this year. The world was too uninteristing and some of the characters didnt touch me. Some of them i liked. But the lack of story cause you wait for the characters tales and why they are going where they are going was a big minus. It got to be too much about the characters for me.