Goodbye, Vitamin – Rachel Khong

Goodbye, Vitamin was a read I was highly anticipating and by the time I read it found it slightly underwhelming. My expectations were probably to blame. Goodbye, Vitamin follows Ruth, a woman in her thirties who has come back to the family home to help her mother wrangle her father who is suffering from Alzheimers.

I have to admit what let this one down for me was that I didn’t connect with the format in which it was written. The diary entires lacked the depth that I craved. Overall I really just want more from it. More from the characters to understand their interactions and their decisions. I do have to say though it is a charming story. I enjoyed the perspective of living with Alzheimers (but it goes without saying, I wanted a bit more understanding).

Overall Goodbye, Vitamin was an incredibly easy read and very enjoyable. I loved the way the writing style switched it up later in the book, the concept behind it was beautiful. It was an interesting, solid read that I would highly recommend, particularly if you have experience with the decline of a family member or friend due to Alzheimers or something similar. Just be prepared for light writing, which will be perfect for many readers.

2 thoughts on “Goodbye, Vitamin – Rachel Khong

  1. Diary-entry formatted books are definitely a hit or miss. Your picture looks lovely, and the book’s cover actually is very interesting. I might check it out in the future, but for now I’m not very excited to pick it up 🙂

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