Three Point Five Stars.
There is always more to say reads as a memoir about a long friendship between two people who first met in London in 1984. The narrator had a job in a Soho café and met Alex when she swapped shifts one day. Alex was here from the States and the pair bonded and kept in touch sporadically throughout their later life.
This a pouring out of all the unsaid emotions, passions and frustrations the narrator felt about their relationship. The sub-characters all have suitable cross gender names which leave the reader guessing and double guessing as to who they really were; Sam, Charlie and Ashley are all cleverly written to give little away. Sometimes it worked and other times the lack of any real labels to attach them too became annoying. There were also some places where the narrative became repetitive which slowed the storyline. I did enjoy the quotes at the beginning and ends of chapters. This is an unusual book, but a quick read.
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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.
About the author
Lynda Young Spiro is a mixed media artist whose love of textiles, found objects and recyclable materials are incorporated into her colourful work. Lynda was born in 1959 in Hampstead, London, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Her previous book Latch-Hooking Rugs is published by A & C Black. There is Always More to Say is her first novel.