The only reason this is getting 4 stars is because I think the second half is even stronger. Review over there.
I'm a kiwi (the kind from New Zealand) who lives in Sweden. I read a lot.
I sometimes write really long reviews. And sometimes I don't. I rate books fairly hard, something has to be pretty spectacular and a long time favourite to get a 5. But I'll try to explain why I rated what I rated.