During the first part of my story, the main character is in an unconscious state, yet there are important things going on around him that have relevance later in the story. I wondered about leaving out the 'beginning' and just waiting for the main character 'discover' it later, but I feel that this is likely to make everything before it incredibly confusing - and not in a good way. A prologue seems to be the best option. What do you think about starting off in 3rd person so that the situation can be explained to the reader and then switching to 1st person for the rest of the story? I definitely want to use 1st person for the majority - largely because I've already written a lot of it already and I'm happy with how it's working out. I'm just unsure about this beginning part. Does anyone have any examples of where something like this has been done before? Does it work?