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What Dreams May Come: A Novel Summary
Richard Matheson

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What Dreams May Come: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

What Dreams May Come beings with the prologue where Robert Nielsen relates his experience of a psychic who comes to his door claiming to have a manuscript that she has transcribed from his dead brother, Chris Nielsen. She tells Robert that Chris dictated the manuscript and refused to give her any rest until the project was done. All she wishes to do is deliver the manuscript to Robert and finally get some peace. The remainder of the book is made up of this manuscript.

Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident one night after going to a movie. As a screenplay writer, he considers his research to be watching movies. Usually his son, Ian, accompanies him, but his night he is alone. Chris's spirit leaves his body and wanders around Borderland, removed from life and yet not moving on. He is unable to leave his wife, Ann. Her...

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