This book does a very good job of taking something that the majority of us will never experience – lithium withdrawal and the subsequent mental decline – and describing it in a way that makes it seem very real to the reader. The author takes you on the journey of the decline, allowing you to see how each step down leads to the next.
I found the characters to be very believable. Even though the book is written from the protagonist’s point of view, we can clearly see the effect his decisions and mental state is having on those around him. You find yourself pulling for him, but no less pulling for his wife who does not agree with some major decisions he has made, that have had fallout that she has had to deal with. It is all written in a way that allows you to see the characters as humans – with all their flaws and confusion, but also their intelligence and individual sense of self-preservation.
I had heard so much about this book on Booktube and Goodreads. It did not disappoint. I would have no problem with recommending this book and author to other readers. It was a very good read, I give it 5 stars.
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