Spoiler filter - novels/scripts where the protagonist was in a coma/dead
January 18, 2013 12:33 PM Subscribe
Spoiler filter - novels/scripts where the protagonist was in a coma/dead (etc) the whole time?
posted by tzb to Society & Culture (46 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This ask is obviously SPOILER HEAVY for any and all novels, films, tv shows etc the whole way through - fair warning!
I'm looking for any works of long-form fiction where the protagonist or majority of the action action turned out to be within a coma or some kind of "personal internal world" around or post-death.
I know this is a relatively common trope and I'm hoping to subvert that slightly in something I'm currently producing, but to do so I need to be sure I'm not retreading the exact same ground as other works.
A prominent example from recent years would be LOST, an earlier one would be Jacob's Ladder. But what else?