More like 2.5 stars, and mainly because I thought the book was well written. But it was a real struggle to get through for me. I had pretty much had to force myself to finish this because I hate quitting books, especially when they're not technically terrible. The language and style was exceptional, but I found myself spending so much of the book saying, "Can we get to the point?" which is so rare for because I tend to love rambling and wordiness in books. I was just tired of the protag by the 8th chapter, and after that, the story would get good, but then pull back. I don't know what this book was trying to do to me.