Intersections | Critical Book Review

Intersections by Andrew Spink takes readers on a ride through the celestial tapestry of human experience, showcasing how our stories converge and form the constellation of life. This collection of short stories unfolds within the confines of an Uber ride, exploring the extraordinary tales of its passengers.


A Constellation of Human Stories

Diving into individual stories, such as the intriguing “Secrets,” Spink weaves narratives around unique passengers, each harboring a compelling tale. Whether it’s a man claiming healing powers through “energy” or a young man on the brink of revealing his true self to a conservative family, these stories, rooted in real-life events, reveal the profound connections that occur in the close confines of strangers sharing a ride.


Positive Proximity

What sets Intersections apart is its surprisingly positive portrayal of these encounters. Spink’s storytelling emphasizes the impact of fleeting connections, underscoring the joy that can be found in human interaction, even if momentary.


A Kaleidoscope of Narratives

The book guides readers through a diverse array of stories, occasionally interspersed with poems that delve into the complexities and truths of the human condition. “Water,” the opening anecdote, stands out as a poignant narrative of global collaboration to save a young woman’s life. The subsequent stories follow a similar format, offering perspectives from both passengers and the driver.


Grounded Realism

Intersections stands out for its grounded storytelling, capturing the essence of human experience with lines like, “How enlightening these intersections could be, when we take advantage. So, I started listening, and asking questions, and paying attention. I collected experiences. I absorbed wisdom.”


Evolving Realities

Each story within this compact yet impactful book is significant, evolving, and realistic. While most stories resonate strongly with readers, “The Skeptic” and “Butterflies” left me yearning for a deeper exploration.


A Journey Worth Taking

In its brevity, Intersections manages to offer a substantial literary experience. If you’re drawn to the concepts of human interconnectedness and coincidence, consider adding this collection to your nightside table. It promises a thought-provoking journey, leaving readers feeling as though they’ve just embarked on an unforgettable Uber ride of their own.

Publisher, Genre, Print Length, and ISBN

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
IndieBookViewShort Story Collections278 pages979-8987452103

Intersections by Andrew Spink takes readers on a ride through the celestial tapestry of human experience, showcasing how our stories converge and form the constellation of life. This collection of short stories unfolds within the confines of an Uber ride, exploring the extraordinary tales of its passengers. A Constellation of Human Stories Diving into individual…