I'd like to give this book 3.5. It's really an interesting book, and a very rich one which could be analyzed to death. But - it didn't grab me, I couldn't not put it down, etc., and some parts of it were a bit tedious. I will remember it though! Also, extra points for the structure of the book!
This is going to the unfinished pile. The writing style is too dense, and I just don't have the patience to plow through it right now. Also, the chapters alternate between the not-so-straightforward narrative and newspaper columns, and after the first such column I just wanted to skip them all.