Book Review: There is Always More to Say by Lynda Young Spiro


Title: There Is Always More To Say
Author: Lynda Young Spiro
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Date: April 18th, 2016
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback
Source: from Author for a review


Synopsis (from Goodreads): A heartfelt novel about the connections that bring people together.

Soho 1984: Two people meet and their worlds are changed forever. An unexpected meeting – a look that means their lives will never be the same again.

In There Is Always More To Say Lynda Spiro chronicles the lives of the couple through friendships, marriage, fleeting moments and snatched time. It is a passionate account about a connection between two people that never dies even when tested by distance and when life throws the unexpected at their feet.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction both are transformed.” C G Jung



There Is Always More To Say: A never-ending story about an everlasting friendship is a novel only 168 pages long, so I’ll try my best to write my review as short as possible.

This novel talks about love disquised as friendship. The love that couldn’t have happened for some reason, the love that is hard to let go, even years from when it started.
But the friendship I said was masked is real, so this book also talks about connection between two people, the connection so strong, it can’t be broken.

The story is written in second person. The main character is writing to her friend the book we get to read. The book is composed from letters, diary pages and emails.

I like how this novel makes you think and reminisce about life and relationships between people.
When I was reading, I couldn’t help but think about my own friend who I miss very much in my life, even though my friendship with my friend is simply pure female friendship, there are still many phrases from this book that can describe the feeling of longing. I even dreamed about my friend one night, so the impact this book had on me is immense.

We never got to know a friend’s name, but we got names of friend’s partner and the person friend had an affair with: Ashley and Sam.
I like it so much, and the reason for that is because Ashley and Sam can be female AND male names, so when I started to pay more attention, I realized we never got to know friends gender.
Because of that, this story can be interpreted in different ways. That makes it more special.

Also, the concept of this book is so wonderful. Every chapter starts and ends with beautiful quotes.

My main problem with this work of fiction was the fact that it is too repetitive. In my opinon, this piece of work would be so much more qualitative without some sentences and if it was one third shorter.
It also needs some editing. English is not my native language and if I, who taught myself this language can see it, then other will see it too.

There Is Always More To Say gives us just one side of the story, and we never get to see friend’s reasons behind his/her decisions.
It is a shame, but it is also what makes this book special and realistic, because often in life we don’t get answers to all of our questions, and sometimes we don’t get to see other sides of story.

Reading this book was an emotional experience and I would recommend it to readers who like to read literary fiction, as well to those who like for their books to have dash of phylosophy on their pages.


12 thoughts on “Book Review: There is Always More to Say by Lynda Young Spiro”

  1. That’s great that the book brings you back memories with your friends. I do like books that I can relate to. It’s too bad that there weren’t another POV to know what’s going on with the other friend. No wonder this book is short 🙂 Great review!

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    1. It was different, I have never read a book written in second person, even though I heard about them. Like, You that is really popular.
      But this was somewhat different, and I am glad I read it. I like trying new genres, formats and just stepping out from genres I’m familiar with from time to time.


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