The Crossing Reading List

Behind every story are collected narratives that have influenced the author. Below are books, movies, and other works of fiction and philosophy that shaped and inspired Michael Doane’s debut novel, The Crossing.

Suggested Reading

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Odyssey by Homer
  • Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Into the Wild by John Krakauer
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • Tex by S. E. Hinton
  • Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
  • The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larson

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Suggested Viewing

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Lost In Translation
  • Into the Wild
  • Wild
  • Garden State
  • Wish I Was Here
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Waking Life